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    • Hi All    Hoping for some advice if possible.  I will try to be as concise as I can so I will bullet point, hope this doesn't seem rude.    My Ford Focus 2.0 TDI Powershift 83k miles   *had a major service and an automatic gearbox oil change on Friday 4th October    * Saturday 5th October - had been out in-car driven 30-mile round trip with about 10 hours in between, when I got home the radio and dashboard wouldn't turn off as it usually does when you switch the ignition off and open the driver's door. Tried to switch the radio off manually no joy, after about half an hour it just went off on its own. Didn't think much more of it.   * All was well, travelled to work and back on Monday and Tuesday a 20-mile round trip each day   * Wednesday on the way home started the car and it made a funny noise so I tried to turn it off and it took me several attempts to switch it off.    I left it a couple of mins and switched it back on and all seemed well again. After about five mins of driving it came up with hill start assist unavailable, so I thought I would take it back to where it had been serviced. After about another 10 mins it went into limp home mode and came up with a message saying transmission not fully operating (or something like that).    * AA came out and plugged the computer in said that it was bringing up a fault on pretty much every system in the car but when he tried to get into the in-depth diagnostics it kept kicking him out.   The transmission message cleared and the aa offered to follow me to the garage which they did, the car drove ok again for about 15 mins then went back into limp home mode.    * Car has been at the garage since close of business Wednesday, I have rung for an update each day to be told there was nothing until today when I expressed a bit of frustration at this was rang back and told it is probably something to do with the clutch but not sure yet.   * Apparently they have a gearbox specialist in for a 2nd opinion today and should be able to get back to me tomorrow.    So my questions are:   1. Could a fault with the clutch cause all of the above problems? 2. If it is the clutch is it likely to do with the service/gearbox oil change as it was running PERFECTLY before this, I only had the gearbox oil change because I was advised to. As an aside I had to have a new gearbox put in while the car was under warranty as it malfunctioned.    I am honestly grateful for any advice, as I'm just feeling really fed up at this point and the garage are giving me the least possible info they can give me.    Thanks :-) 
    • Hi,   My friend was being bullied by a manager who kept saying that anonymous people were complaining about her, she is asian and the minority where she works, she raised concerns in her meeting that she felt it had something to do with her race and gets treated differently to the rest of her colleagues due to off the cuff comments previously made and was told by her manager that as a minority she has to prove herself more as a minority in life and thats unfortunately the way it is. Following on from this they’re were more anonymous complaints all revolving around her attitude when speaking to the anonymous individual(s), she then had a meeting with hr initiated by her managwe and expressed her concerns, no outcome was given as the hr person said it was informal and a week later she has been told that she is being made redundant, my question is there were no specific incidents mentioned and my friend is still confused exactly how this came about but suspects it’s her manager who has taken a disliking to her, is this lawful?
    • Thanks for advice . I have spoken to the ICO , and their opinion is that there “may “ be cause for complaint . In the first instance I should write to the hospital (CEO)citing GDPR, giving them 30 days to respond . If the response is not to my satisfaction , then back to the ICO to raise a formal complaint . The ICO also suggested copying in the GMC with the complaint , I feel at present that is one step too far , perhaps I will sit on that until I get a reply from the hospital.
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    • Hi, any thoughts on this would be greatful, will send tomorrow i think.. letter_15th_oct.pdf
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I was issued a fine by the magistrates courts and was paying it in installments. Before my work contract ended I contacted them and explained my situation and was unsure of when I would be getting back in employment. They did say to keep them updated but unfortuently I understood that as contact them as when I am back in work.

 

I recieved a letter from Phillips yesterday saying pay within 48 hours or they will remove my goods. I started work on Monday so rang the courts to offer full payment of the £130, they said they can only accept my payment and pass it on to Phillips but will still have to pay their fees. Phillips want £215 which I see as ridiculous. £85 to send a letter?

 

I've emailed Phillips. Purely for the fact a recorded letter wouldn't get to them in the 48hours. What advice would you give me? If I pay the courts will that stop collection of my goods? Are their fees alone enforceable if I pay the original £130?

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I've just searched the forum and seen that £85 is the norm.

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Did you receive a Final Steps Notice from the Court - this is a legal requirement?


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Technically yes. Reality, no.

 

I recieved one a month after my court date so I called up, they had it noted that I would pay £100 on the day in court however on my paperwork it clearly shows that I would pay £50 a month. No £100 was agreed. Technically I have recieved one but it was wrongly sent.

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Was that not the initial letter telling you what to pay? The FSN is a letter advising you to bring your account up to date or further enforcement action would follow.


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No I'm 99% sure it was a final steps letter. I have never recieved any letter telling me why to pay. Just instructions from the court on the day with '£50 per week' written in pen at the bottom.

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I think I would ask them. As far as the charges the Bailiff is claiming, this is an arrangement made between HMCTS & the Bailiff Co's. There has been discussion in the past as to whether you actually have to pay them or not & at present believe we still have a hung jury on this. Of course you could always ask both Courts & Bailiffs what Rule/Regulation makes you liable for the payment other than the amount outstanding on your fine. I imagne the reply you get will be along the lines of "cos you have to".


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the fees are set by the courts

you broke the agreement with the courts regarding the fine

they have issued a WARRANT OF DISTRESS against you

the fees are set by the courts

the 85 is an admin fee

the 215 is a fee to cover full enforcement of the warrant if you get a visit, one visit is enough to have this added on,

 

i would try to come to a instalment plan and stick to it with Philips

if the warrant gets returned to the courts as unenforced, the court MAY issue a warrant of commital for you

so its best to try to get an arrangement

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Sgtbush, if a bailiff came a knocking on the wrong door, a 9 year old opened it and soaked him with a water pistol, what would happen? Especially if it was for TV licence but the debtor had long gone elsewhere, reckon they would phone police and allege assault, or if Marstons would they beat the bejabas out of the kid push him out of the way, then seize everything in the house?

 

If no FSN recieved then contacting court stating this may be an option, as it is a legal requirement, bailiffs before FSN is a no no, but as per the others jury is out on who pays the fees, you may have to pay the fees then challenge

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No I'm 99% sure it was a final steps letter. I have never recieved any letter telling me why to pay. Just instructions from the court on the day with '£50 per week' written in pen at the bottom.

i think the OP has stated he got one

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i think the OP has stated he got one

In which case paying up is the best option


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It should be easy for the op to differentiate between the letter he received from the Court and makes mention to and a further steps notice....the former would tell him when and how much he was to pay, the latter would tell him he had not made the payments due and if he didn't bring the account up to date the case wold be passed to bailiffs for collection....the question remains which of these did he actually receive??

 

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So, I set up a payment plan with Philips to be started on the 2nd January. As I am a contractor my payment was delayed which meant I called Philips and explained. The lady allowed me to pay my first installment 2 days later as long as I called back the day after to confirm receipt of the payment. I paid, I called back the day after, another lady confirmed my payment.

2nd February I get home from work intendeng to make my next payment but find a letter on my floor. A bailiff has visited my house to remove goods and I now have a £385 debt to pay (should now be £165). I have emailed Philips, sent a letter to Philips and requested six call backs via SMS which have all been ignored.

 

Ideally I want this to go back to court so I can show my calls, email correspondence and bank statement showing my payment.

 

Can anyone advise?

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Please can anyone help me or advise me how to move forward with this? I've requested call backs twice a day and have had no reply but they have just issued me with a pre removeal notice.

 

Also, My car is PCP.

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If this is a magistrates court fine that Phillips are dealing with, I think I would go back to the court to seek their help. Perhaps you can ask for a hearing with magistrates. Appears from what you are saying that you have been in contact with Phillips to advise of the slight delay with payment, so any extra costs added should be disputed.


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So, I set up a payment plan with Philips to be started on the 2nd January. As I am a contractor my payment was delayed which meant I called Philips and explained. The lady allowed me to pay my first installment 2 days later as long as I called back the day after to confirm receipt of the payment. I paid, I called back the day after, another lady confirmed my payment.

2nd February I get home from work intendeng to make my next payment but find a letter on my floor. A bailiff has visited my house to remove goods and I now have a £385 debt to pay (should now be £165). I have emailed Philips, sent a letter to Philips and requested six call backs via SMS which have all been ignored.

 

Ideally I want this to go back to court so I can show my calls, email correspondence and bank statement showing my payment.

 

Can anyone advise?

 

Looks like you have defaulted again by a few days on your new arrangment with Philips you say The lady allowed me to pay my first instalment 2 days later I would take this with a pinch of salt as a default is a default no matter what she told you, your late payment would trigger the visit and more fees on top.

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