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    • Thank you Emmzzi for your thorough response, that is extremely helpful. I will submit my schedule of loss using the suggested template. As I have to submit the form before I can speak with my solicitor, am I able to add on a generic phrase such as "plus any legal fees, to be determined"? Best Regards, Scott
    • There's lots of speculation in the weekend press about the timing of the election. One theory I could agree with is that it was a fit of pique because his charm offensive on voters hasn't made any difference at all with voters. I can also buy into the theory that he has a job lined up in California. So the daughters finish the summer term in the UK, have the summer holidays to settle into the house in California and start school over there in September. He has to hope he gets his green card back. I would love to see him lose the seat for Richmond but if he doesn't, what's he likely to do? Assuming the Tories don't win, is he going to resign as MP and let them have an immediate by-election or be a very part-time MP with a job 5,000 or so miles away?
    • How are you getting on with the court paperwork, OP, when is it due with them? HB
    • Sunak dashed for July election because hopes of UK economic recovery are fading | General election 2024 | The Guardian WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM Prime minister knows economy is likely to be in even worse shape by autumn or winter, but summer’s good news won’t impress a battered public Agree with this article.  If the Tories could have held a tax cutting budget in Autumn 2024, they would not have gone for a July election. The economics are incredibly difficult for any party in Government. Massive debts have been piled up increasing the amount of interest being paid. I doubt the last National Insurance cut was really funded by funds available and relied on additional borrowing. And as Truss found out, borrowing to make tax cuts has consequences. 
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    • If you are buying a used car – you need to read this survival guide.
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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.

      I’m not happy to do this, drive the car or with the after care experience (a sign of further stresses to come) so want a refund and to return the car asap.

      Please can you advise what I need to do today to get this done. 

      Many thanks 
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    • Housing Association property flooding. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/438641-housing-association-property-flooding/&do=findComment&comment=5124299
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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.


      OT APPROVED, 365MC637, FAROOQ, EVRi, 12.07.23 (BRENT) - J v4.pdf
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