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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Asset Land Investment, Barclays Bank and Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act

Land Banking – what is it? There are a number of companies offering large returns on investments in what could be described as “land banking” and encourage multiple investors to part with significant sums in return for small plots of land (which forms part of a larger plot). The selling point being that the land […]

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Mis-sold PPI – compensation decision

In a case in November 2014 (Plevin v Paragon) the Supreme Court ruled that Paragon’s failure to disclose that they would receive a commission of over 70% was unfair under section 140A of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. However because Ms Plevin had expressly requested the PPI cover, knew the product she was getting (but not […]

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Claim Compensation for Burn Injuries

Burns or scolding injuries can be caused by many factors- 1. hot machinery/equipment; 2. hot water/liquid/food; 3. molten glass or metal; 4. steam; 5. chemical burns (acid eg hydroclauric acid or alkali eg caustic soda; 7. friction (eg seat belt) Burned at work – eg the catering business and commercial kitchens, food manufacture, cafe or […]

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I have not been paid for my goods or services, what can I do?

If you have supplied goods or services (whether fixing someone’s central heating or selling a kitchen or bag of sand) and have not been paid what you agreed you can take action. The buyer is obliged to pay the agreed price unless they have good reason not to do so.  If they claim a reason […]

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Section 75 Consumer Credit Act

Under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, the credit card company is jointly and severally liable for any breach of contract or misrepresentation by the retailer or trader you have bought goods or services from. If the trader has failed to deliver the goods or services you paid for, gone bust, or what they […]

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Jet2.com, FlyBe, WizzAir and Ryanair flight delays

These airlines have been delaying dealing with claims for delayed flights arguing that they want to wait for a decision to be made in a case proceeding in the European Court (Van der Lans v KLM).  Jet2 have recently tried to extend a stay (putting the case on hold) for this reason in Allen v Jet2 […]

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