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Rolls-Royce challenged in America over the alleged non-disclosure of engine defects

A quick look through the BBC website today (5th July) sees an article whereby it is alleged by two former employees, that Rolls Royce used parts intended for scrap only.
Published: 08 Jul 2013

The wheels on the judicial bus go round and round, round and round – but ever so slowly

As a lawyer, I have to look to legal matters regardless of topic and I read with interest recently the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in a personal injury claim against a local authority. The detail is not relevant here but the dates are.
Published: 08 Jul 2013

Judgment in County Court

A word of advice based upon a few recent issues we have experienced with the County Court.
Published: 08 Jul 2013

What to do if you can’t attend Court

If you cannot attend a hearing for any reason, you must contact the Court directly as soon as you are aware that you are unable to attend and request an adjournment.


Published: 08 Jul 2013

Setting Aside Default Judgment – or Setting Aside Common Sense?

When a defendant does not lodge a defence in the County Court in response to a claim made against him/her within a strict timescale, the claimant in the action can obtain from the Court a Judgment in Default.

Published: 24 Jun 2013

Are “Payday” Lending complaints the next PPI headache for the Financial Ombudsman Service?

Last year the Financial Ombudsman Service dealt with 378,669 new complaints about mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) – and PPI matters presently constitutes 74% of the Ombudsman’s workload. 

Published: 24 Jun 2013

Beating the many options of automated call centres

An IT manager has developed shortcuts to beat some of the major companies that drive you mad ploughing through menu after menu to channel your call. 

Published: 24 Jun 2013

Falling tyres lead to serious injury of teenage worker

in a recent case reported by HSE a tyre collection and recycling company were prosecuted for failing to have a safe system of stacking tyres of varying sizes and shapes. 

Published: 24 Jun 2013

HSE launches ‘Bad Air Day’ for welders

Any clients who carry out welding operations where welding fumes could be an issue should check out the ‘Bad Air Day’ website.


Published: 24 Jun 2013

New Tribunal Fees Will Come Into Place from July 29th 2013

A definitive date for Tribunal fees has now been set in stone.

Published: 24 Jun 2013

Paying by card sir? That will be an extra 10%.....

Well, maybe not 10% but card providers often make a charge to the business for card payments and clearly a business may wish to cover that cost by passing it onto customers.


Published: 10 Jun 2013

So, who am I contracting with?

A question: Mr Lee signs a letter, and under his signature are the words “Mountain Problems”...

Published: 10 Jun 2013

And for our Derbyshire clients........

If you receive a letter claiming to be from Derbyshire County Council, which demands electronic payment to them of over £1000


Published: 10 Jun 2013

Standing every day - is this a day to day activity?

An employee recently brought a case of disability discrimination against their employer. 


Published: 10 Jun 2013

Lawgistics Discuss: Checkout number 4 please!

Having seen the recent news article regarding the controversy a Morrisons’ employee caused on Facebook this week, a discussion was had in the office in regards to the merits of both sides case in this dispute.

Published: 10 Jun 2013

Road Traffic Offences – Failure to identify the driver

We periodically hear of clients finding problems when they cannot identify a driver of a vehicle who has committed an offence, usually speeding. 

Published: 28 May 2013

Distance Selling Regulations – eBay

We receive queries concerning eBay sales and whether the Distance Selling Regulations (DSRs) apply. 

Published: 28 May 2013

Motorhouse 2000 Ltd fined for chemical injuries to boy on work experience

A 16 year old boy suffered burns from remnants of toxic paint stripper when assisting another employee refilling a wheel stripping tank according to a recent HSE report. 

Published: 28 May 2013

New Consumer Bill of Rights proposed in Queen’s Speech

Minister for Consumer Affairs, Norman Lamb, is to consult on ways to ‘simplify, strengthen and modernise’ the consumer law framework. 


Published: 28 May 2013

A Guide to Representing Yourself in Court (and Employment Tribunals)

Not much to add to that really.  The Bar Council has produced a “user friendly” guide running to some 74 pages, the link to which is below. 

Published: 28 May 2013

Article on Cam-Belt Breaks all Records Known to Man (maybe not) and results in “unwanted” honour...

Clearly the first bit is somewhat exaggerated/an outright lie although I guess it might have broken one record if there was a category of “most call-back requests that can be placed on one desk in any 5 day period”. 

Published: 28 May 2013

When Staff Make a Pig’s Ear of Horseplay

Conversation is never dull here but one lunch-time earlier in the week focused on the Employer liability and Employee obligations that were presently facing a certain Premiership football club. 

Published: 28 May 2013

Thou doth Tweet too much information!

The resignation last month of Paris Brown following racist and homophobic tweets posted on her profile raises questions for Employers as to what can be defended by employees in regards to their private social media accounts.


Published: 28 May 2013

Judge rules against dealer who didn’t replace timing belt pre-sale

It is often put to us that timing belts are wear and tear items that the seller can’t be held responsible for should one snap after purchase. 

Published: 13 May 2013

The cost of enjoying music in the workplace. Silence is golden – and an awful lot cheaper than the radio

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) grant annual licences to establishments that play radio/TV music in their workplaces - dealer showrooms, garage workshops, staff canteens etc. However, you are encouraged to read any new licence renewals bills carefully.

Published: 13 May 2013

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