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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Fast debt recovery – plus over 8% interest on unpaid debts!

Question: How do I maximise the recovery of my business debts and get paid faster? Answer: use a solicitor and claim interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act 1998 and Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013! Research has shown that using a solicitor gets the best results in debt recovery.  2/3 of debts […]

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Retail Ombudsman

If you have bought products or services from many retailers you can now use the Retail Ombudsman service to settle disputes instead of going to court.  The Ombudsman service has the advantage of being simpler, quicker and less formal and cheaper. Court cases that have a value of up to £15,000 and do not involve personal […]

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Exploding a-cigarettes, Exploding Vapers and Vaping Accidents

Vaping devices have been known to explode or over heat causing burns and other injuries.  The injuries can be serious: One man had suffered burns inside his lungs (read story) there are reports of injuries to teeth and tongues as well as fire damage caused by fires whilst the device is in a pocket. This may be due […]

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Defective products mountain bike and car cause serious injury and damage

In Ide v ATB Sales Ltd (2008) an experienced mountain biker was riding a trail when his handlebars snapped causing him to fall from his bike and suffer serious injuries.  No one actually saw the accident but his friends who were riding with him and arrived to see him lying by his bike gave evidence. […]

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Product liability – Consumer Protection Act 1987

As well as any rights you have as a consumer to get a refund for any defective product if the defect has caused you injury or loss you can claim for that as well. You may have additional rights under section 75 or 75A of the Consumer Credit Act (which are covered in other blogs of mine) […]

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Consumer Rights Act 2015

 The Consumer Rights Act 2015 updates consumer rights given by the Sale of Goods Act and Sale of Goods and Services Act.  It applies to most things that you buy from new cars to kitchens and also services you pay for such as builders to carpet cleaners. Products As with the Sale of Goods Act, […]

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PPI cut off date set for 29-08-19

If you think you may have a PPI claim and have not yet done anything about it, we recommend that you look at it now.  A cut off date of 29-08-19 has been set so that any claims after this date will be likely to be rejected. Lloyds, Barclays, RBS, HSBC and Santander have all […]

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Cyclist found 25% to blame for riding in the middle of a narrow road

The Case A cyclist was riding along a single carriageway country lane (5m wide with no markings) in the middle of the road.  A vehicle approached from the opposite direction and had a clear view (60 metres) of the cyclist and time to stop.  The car did not stop but it did slow down to […]

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Cycling injuries and faulty or defective bike

As a keen cyclist I have had near misses with vehicles or defects in the road that have thrown me off balance.   I have had my fair share of accidents too but mine could only be blamed on my own slightly carefree riding style! Cycling accidents If you are knocked off balance or even off […]

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Holiday company failures

If you went on holiday and it didn’t meet your expectations you may be able to claim the cost of your holiday and compensation under the Package Holiday Regulations (The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992). You may found your hotel half built or bought a sporting holiday and there were no instructors, equipment […]

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