Backhouse Jones News.
Archive for 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.
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?
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.
On 6 April 2011 the EAT handed down judgment in the case of Eversheds v de Belin.
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.
Irfan Manzoor, Safdar Ali, Vahida Iqbal, Amjad Hussain and Javaid Shah.
Protect Your Business And Be Certain!
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.
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?
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.