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    • Hey! Sorry for not writing, I have been extremely busy in the past few weeks. I do have a question though and I wanted to see your opinion. I understand that the next step will be probably to take legal action against Amazon. But there is one thing that I haven't tried yet. What do you think about filing an official complaint through a third party, like https://www.econsumer.gov/#crnt or with the relevant (private sector?) ombudsman (I am not sure where I could do that)? And if I am not happy with the ombudsman's decision, I could still take court action. 
    • what about the unnecessary building insurance?   but to be honest you are not going to ever seriously dent a £148k sum  
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    • Or even the off-premises definition c will apply here too. a contract concluded on the business premises of the trader or through any means of distance communication immediately after the consumer was personally and individually addressed in a place which is not the business premises of the trader in the simultaneous physical presence of the trader and the consumer;   I am not sure what would be classed as 'immediately'   Great to have this discussion by the way which I hadn't contemplated.
    • No negotiations or discussions took place at the agent's premises - the only face-to-face contact was at my home when the agent came for initial introduction and appraisal of the property. Good question regards to the difference between the two. I guess the distance contract applies to sole online purchases whereas bullet (b) of off-premises contract applies to me as the agent's represented visited my home and the offer was made then for the services.   “distance contract” means a contract concluded between a trader and a consumer under an organised distance sales or service-provision scheme without the simultaneous physical presence of the trader and the consumer, with the exclusive use of one or more means of distance communication up to and including the time at which the contract is concluded;     “off-premises contract” means a contract between a trader and a consumer which is any of these— (a) a contract concluded in the simultaneous physical presence of the trader and the consumer, in a place which is not the business premises of the trader; (b) a contract for which an offer was made by the consumer in the simultaneous physical presence of the trader and the consumer, in a place which is not the business premises of the trader; (c) a contract concluded on the business premises of the trader or through any means of distance communication immediately after the consumer was personally and individually addressed in a place which is not the business premises of the trader in the simultaneous physical presence of the trader and the consumer; (d) a contract concluded during an excursion organised by the trader with the aim or effect of promoting and selling goods or services to the consumer;
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I like to find quirky rules and laws and I have a strange one to share. Story >>

 

 

'Having been a practising solicitor for over 16 years, I like to think that I have seen my fair share of quirky cases. But imagine my surprise when I was recently asked to represent a severely disabled man who was being charged with drink driving while on his mobility scooter.

I joined the case late in the day. When I met the client he had already been charged with the offense and had attended court and ultimately pleaded guilty to a charge of driving a mechanically propelled vehicle whilst unfit through drink'.

 

 

Although this story is now a few years old (2014) it still raises several issues in regards to the use and control of mobility scooters.

 

 

Story can be read here >> http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/salome-verrell/mobility-scooters-raise-legal-loophole_b_5958516.html

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It is akin to stopping and breathalysing someone for walking home drunk.

 

 

Can the police not breathalyse someone who is walking in order to establish the level of drunkenness ? Especially if they are causing a public nuisance ?

 

Whilst I appreciate it would be extremely harsh to ban the scooter driver, there should be some kind of punishment if he was driving any type of vehicle/carriage whilst not in a fit state to do so?

 

Even at some of the slow speeds those machines go, they can cause a lot of damage if you are knocked down by one !

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Should also apply to cyclists who are over the limit as well..

 

 

Absolutely :)

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Should also apply to cyclists who are over the limit as well..

 

It already does.

 

Section 30 Road Traffic Act 1988 says: "It is an offence for a person to ride a cycle on a road or other public place when unfit to ride through drink or drugs - that is to say - is under the influence of a drink or a drug to such an extent as to be incapable of having proper control of the cycle.

 

http://www.bikehub.co.uk/featured-articles/cycling-and-the-law/

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The 37-year-old, from St Anne Street, Birkenhead, was convicted of being drunk in charge of children.

 

She appeared before Wirral magistrates for sentencing today.

 

Anna Beeho, prosecuting, said: 'When officers approached they could smell intoxicants.

 

'When they asked about the children she said they belonged to the daughter of a friend.

 

'She added that she did not know their names.

 

 

 

 

 

I wonder if the friend continued to let her look after the youngsters ?

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Google 'wanton or furious riding'.

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That's s35 offences against the persons act 1861 I think. This is what you can be charged with if you injure a pedestrian with a scooter.

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