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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.  

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      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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I'm 53 years old have my City & Guilds and just been informed I'm an unskilled labourer!


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I passed my City & Guilds with distinction in Scotland and even was presented with a silver personalised coin with my name imprinted around the edge for being the best in Scotland by the Lord Provist in the City Chambers.

 

I have been living in Spain for 23 years being a joiner there, came back to Scotland in February 2014 and was advised to take my CSCS Gold card as I would need this to be able to enter a construction site. I paid the fee and passed on the 2nd April.

 

After waiting my 30 days for my card I phoned the CSCS office as I had not received my card. I was then asked for proof of my certification from City & Guilds in which I did not have so I had to pay another £44.00 to City & Guilds for a hand search ( as I was pre computer) paid and they duly sent me a duplicate in which is on watermarked paper and has a silver monocromed stamp on the bottom left hand corner.

 

Tonight after many phone calls to CSCS they have told me that this certificate is not good enough and I need an NVQ and to achieve that I also need to pay £1100.00 to go on a site for someone to access my capabilities what an insult I have always been in work and proud of every job I have ever done for all of my 34 years as a joiner.

 

This is Not fair and not right and I want to take this further.....Anyone out there to support or give me advice Thank you in advance

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I am Self Employed and have plenty of work at the moment fitting kitchens but, it is a matter of principal and what if I get an offer of working on site for a new housing estate I cannot even step onsite to submit a quote without this CSCS card.

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It's wrong, my son had the same situation whereby the CSCS don't recognise C&G but do NVQ which is of far lower standard. You can get on site with the basic ops card so don't worry. It's all a [problem] run by cscs. This is one of the elements the govt is addressing with the new CDM regulations update. Any employer will recognise your C&G. Stuff cscs and go get a CCNSG card instead.

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