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Archive for April , 2011

Right of Access Whose Choice Should It Be?

Tuesday 26th April 2011

The unholy alliance of before the event insurance and No Win No Fee Solicitors has, at least, brought a more important issue to the attention of transport operators.

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Vigilance with Costs Relating to Pre-Action Disclosure Applications

Tuesday 19th April 2011

Was a Claimant entitled to costs of a pre action disclosure application when funding was under a CFA and proceedings were issued against someone else?

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Cases Won Against Fraudsters begin to ‘Pile Up!’

Thursday 14th April 2011

The AA has today ( 13th April) announced that the cost of motor insurance has risen by a record 40% in the past 12 months because of “ambulance chasing lawyers” and fraudulent claims.

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Special Treatment for Pregnant Women must not Unfairly Disadvantage Men

Friday 8th April 2011

On 6 April 2011 the EAT handed down judgment in the case of Eversheds v de Belin.

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Fair's Fare Appeal

Friday 8th April 2011

Amidst budget cuts and the increasing price of fuel, many (if not all) operators are reporting ever decreasing reimbursement rates being offered for providing concessionary travel.

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Gang who used Beetham Tower as Base Jailed over Bogus Crash Claims Scam

Wednesday 6th April 2011

Irfan Manzoor, Safdar Ali, Vahida Iqbal, Amjad Hussain and Javaid Shah.

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Bumping Along The Bottom

Monday 4th April 2011

Here at Backhouse Jones we once acted for an operator who had a novel approach to office politics. This client was a burly ex military gentleman.

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Employer Obligations to Re-designate Annual Leave where Employees Fall Sick During Planned Holidays

Monday 4th April 2011

Question One of our drivers was due to return from a week’s snowboarding holiday today, but has just advised that he has been signed off work with a broken leg. He said that he injured himself on the second day of his holiday and has asked if he can re-designate the remaining three days as sick leave. Do we have to agree to this and, if so, are we required to pay him company sick pay?

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VOSA Powers to Stop now extend to Scotland and Northern Ireland

Friday 1st April 2011

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) officers’ Powers to Stop across England and Wales have now been extended to Scotland and to the DVA (Driver and Vehicle Agency) in Northern Ireland. The regulations came into force today, following a consultation last year.

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