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    • Hello,

      On 15/1/24 booked appointment with Big Motoring World (BMW) to view a mini on 17/1/24 at 8pm at their Enfield dealership.  

      Car was dirty and test drive was two circuits of roundabout on entry to the showroom.  Was p/x my car and rushed by sales exec and a manager into buying the mini and a 3yr warranty that night, sale all wrapped up by 10pm.  They strongly advised me taking warranty out on car that age (2017) and confirmed it was honoured at over 500 UK registered garages.

      The next day, 18/1/24 noticed amber engine warning light on dashboard , immediately phoned BMW aftercare team to ask for it to be investigated asap at nearest garage to me. After 15 mins on hold was told only their 5 service centres across the UK can deal with car issues with earliest date for inspection in March ! Said I’m not happy with that given what sales team advised or driving car. Told an amber warning light only advisory so to drive with caution and call back when light goes red.

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    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

      Please note that a recent case against UPS failed on exactly the same issue with the judge held that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 did not apply.

      We will be getting that transcript very soon. We will look at it and we will understand how the judge made such catastrophic mistakes. It was a very poor judgement.
      We will be recommending that people do include this adverse judgement in their bundle so that when they go to county court the judge will see both sides and see the arguments against this adverse judgement.
      Also, we will be to demonstrate to the judge that we are fair-minded and that we don't mind bringing everything to the attention of the judge even if it is against our own interests.
      This is good ethical practice.

      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.

       

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Ok maybe a bit much and maybe not so off topic but there is a hell of a lot Knowledgeable folk here and maybe could point me the right direction or maybe shed light on how it works and the like... I know its a debt site but you know ..worth a ask and all that :p

 

So the question ...

 

I'm wanting to track down my father.. no contact for about 15 years now...

 

Now were do you start off or if someone has done this sort of thing b4 were did you start...?

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you may not want to provide any personal details. However knowing something of the circumstances might help to trigger a few ideas.

 

I think that I would certainly start trying to locate his friends to see whether they have had any contact and how recently.

 

Your last contact was 15 years ago that you may find that you will be able to reduce the time gap because other people who knew him may have had more recent contact.

 

Did he have one particular kind of job? Or did he have a variety of jobs -- never the same kind of thing.

 

You are right, that what you are asking is not really what we do here. On the other hand, what use is a community if we can't try and rally round and help when we can.

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If you log on to a certain web site called 1 9 2 dot com you can do a search. there may be a small fee, it is up to date on the electoral register and searches the whole country, the more information the better as it can narrow down the search somewhat.

 

I know this isn't going to come out like it sounds, but are you sure that he is still alive? you could search the death registers, again for a fee, but it is dependent on you knowing the sort of area he might have been in.

 

Good Luck, if you need any further help let me know, I am an amateur genealogist and I have found members of my family with this method :-)

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Thanks for the tips.. going to try 192 and see what happens.

 

Much appreciated.

 

And Bank fodder I only briefly seen him 15 years ago as I was fairly young and didn't ask many questions about him but I now have children of my own and they asked who my father was etc and then obviously I'm now looking in to it ..early days so anything could come up really on numerous searches etc.

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Have you seen your birth certificate? is he named on there, likewise your parents marriage cert (if they were married) can give loads of information that can help

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Yeah his name is on there but nothing really else of much use.. its a very "old skool" certificate circa 1982 ..so its bare minimum info.

 

I can maybe contact my mother and see about the marriage certificate but again I rarely see her as she lives a distance away...complicated to say the least is more a fitting term I think.

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Well you dont even need to contact her for it if it would be a problem, do you know when they were married? do you know where? you can ring up the relevant register office and ask for a copy, it is for family history and will cost £7 (sometimes they charge postage too) There will be loads of info, his name, age, occupation, his fathers name and occupation and his address at the time.

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excellent, now, my final piece of advice, write to him first, it is going to be a shock ;) Just remember that whatever happened between your parents was nothing that has any bearing on you (I mean that it wasnt your fault) , people do mellow with age :-)

 

Good luck, I hope that it all works out for you.

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Hey Lula (Our now No.1 amateur genealogist ;))

My cousin was trying to trace my Dads side of the family. She only got as far as his Dad to find out he (my Grandfather) was adopted and so has hit a brick wall. Any advice how she can proceed with the search?

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LOL Wino, it all depends on who he was adopted through, Barnardos and the Salvation Army did keep good records, if you have an area then yopu can start a search, but, I am afraid, the general rule is that the farther back you have to go, the least likely you are to get a result, did you ever get his brth certificate, what did that say?

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Lu,

 

didn't there used to be a genealogy thread in the old BG?

 

you should start it up again hun, I'm sure people would find it useful

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It was I and someone else, but sure if there is an audience for it, I am more than happy DX100 UK is a genealogist too (far more experienced than me) ;)

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LOL Wino, it all depends on who he was adopted through, Barnardos and the Salvation Army did keep good records, if you have an area then yopu can start a search, but, I am afraid, the general rule is that the farther back you have to go, the least likely you are to get a result, did you ever get his brth certificate, what did that say?

 

 

There is no birth certificate. Some how my cousin got in touch with someone who new the family briefly when they adopted my Grandfather but they don't know where he came from or where the family moved to. I supose Barnados or the Salvation Army is a good place to start. Thanks Lula

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I am an amateur genealogist and I have found members of my family with this method :-)

 

 

I didn't know you could find people just by looking at private parts:-o:-|.

 

 

If all else fails, kick them where it hurts and SOD'EM;)

 

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I didn't know you could find people just by looking at private parts:-o:-|.

 

 

GGrrooaannnnn:oops:

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There is no birth certificate. Some how my cousin got in touch with someone who new the family briefly when they adopted my Grandfather but they don't know where he came from or where the family moved to. I supose Barnados or the Salvation Army is a good place to start. Thanks Lula

 

What year and area and name was he adopted to? pm me with the answers and I will make some enquiries

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What year and area and name was he adopted to? pm me with the answers and I will make some enquiries

 

I will get the info from my cousin and get back to you.

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