Legal News

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Northern Ireland car dealer prosecuted for selling clocked cars

Michael Gahan formerly of Limivady admitted three charges under the Fraud Act 2006 and ten under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. 

Published: 13 Sep 2013

Lawgistics Envelope in Court to Save the Day!

One of our clients was expecting to receive County Court papers but they were seemingly not forthcoming. 


Published: 13 Sep 2013

Debt Recovery - When Do 'Reminders' Become 'Harassment'?

The Court of Appeal recently agreed with the initial court to award a compensatory sum of £7500 to be paid by a bank to a customer where it had attempted to make a number of calls to a customer in relation to their accounts.

Published: 13 Sep 2013

Photocopying - Seemingly a Thorny Issue for the County Courts

One of our clients was a defendant in a Small Claims case. 


Published: 13 Sep 2013

Tribunal Rules - SIFTS

Following from our previous update, here are further highlights of the key changes to the Employment Tribunal Rules.

Published: 13 Sep 2013

Reminder - The importance of Employment Contracts

Having spoken with a number of clients recently, it is apparent that employers are still taking some time to issue contracts out to new employees. In some cases, no contracts are being issued across the board.


Published: 13 Sep 2013

Lawgistics successfully remove defamatory postings

We have had a recent spate of clients have issues with consumers posting reviews, forum blogs or websites that defame their company name. Having made contact with the individuals in question and the organisation that hosts the website where the posts have been made, we were able to successfully have the offending posts removed.


Published: 02 Sep 2013

Update - Sale of Goods Act and the CAB website

The bane of this writers life is the incorrect interpretation and application of the so called six month rule of the Sale of Goods Act.

Published: 02 Sep 2013

Applying for Summary Judgment - is there any point?

The purpose of applying for Summary Judgment is to ask the court to dismiss a Claim or Defence on the grounds that it is so weak and incapable of succeeding that Judgment should be granted without the need for a full hearing.


Published: 02 Sep 2013

Tesco in a Jam over Misleading Strawberry Prices

Tesco failed to price their strawberries (in 2011!) at 3.99 for long enough to justifiably advertise them for sale at half price.

Published: 02 Sep 2013

Employment Tribunal Procedure changes - Timescale Changes

Rule 4 discusses timescales for responding to directions or case management orders. 4(1) makes it known that parties will have until 12am (midnight) of a deadline day to comply with the relevant direction.

Published: 02 Sep 2013

Car Dealership forced to pay out for dismissing employee deemed �too old�

In a recent case at the Employment Tribunal, a car dealer was made to pay over £10,000 to an ex employee that they had dismissed.

Published: 02 Sep 2013

The Hidden And Growing Costs Of A Credit Licence

We reported in our last legal update on the urgent need to BEFORE 1st September make sure your Consumer Credit Licence is fully up to date and with all relevant categories on it.

Published: 20 Aug 2013

Lawgistics more than just legal consultants.....

We are dealing with a case whereby because of our clients geographical remoteness he has difficulty in being located by the postman.  This has resulted in him not receiving important court documents. 

Published: 20 Aug 2013

Office of Fair Trading suspend car dealers consumer credit licence

Im afraid the OFT havent disclosed the precise reasons why and it is certainly not our wish to name and shame the individual or his business here.



Published: 20 Aug 2013

The Postman Only Knocks Once but seemingly not at all at Northampton County Court!

Once is possible.  Twice is coincidence. Three times is worrying. 

Published: 20 Aug 2013

Fees, fees, fees!!

After the launch of the new Employment Tribunal fees system, there are further interim fees that some parties may not yet be aware of:



Published: 20 Aug 2013

Passwords necessary so dont get hung up

A recent article from the small business advice and information service is4profit offered some very useful tips when choosing passwords for the various serves we need to keep secure. 


Published: 06 Aug 2013

HSE report fall in fatal injuries

HSE recently reported on annual drop in fatal injuries for year end March 2013 to 148 compared with 172 the previous year.

Published: 06 Aug 2013

Check your Consumer Credit Licence urgent!

In a report by Automotive Compliance, it is suggested (by them) that up to 75% of car dealers do not have the necessary accreditation to transact under changes to the Consumer Credit Licence system.

Published: 06 Aug 2013

New Tribunal Procedure Regulations

Further to our last legal update, here is the second revised rule

Published: 06 Aug 2013

New Tribunal Procedure Regulations COME INTO FORCE NEXT WEEK.

The government have revised the Employment Tribunal Procedure Rules once again.

Published: 23 Jul 2013

Financial Ombudsman Service uphold complaint for quality of vehicle over one year after sale

A case recently reported by the Financial Ombudsman Service shows how traditional court cases may be increasingly bypassed using the Financial Ombudsman Service ombudsman route. 


Published: 23 Jul 2013

HSE changes to RIDDOR

HSE have provided guidance on the changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) which will be introduced on 10 October 2013.

Published: 23 Jul 2013

Trading Standards Officers prosecute ebay trader for sale of unroadworthy vehicle

A fine of 5515 and legal costs of 5000 was given to AR Motors of Warwickshire when selling an unroadworthy Skoda Felicia on ebay as reported by TS Today.


Published: 23 Jul 2013

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