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New bill will help shoppers stand up for their rights

A Yorkshire lawyer has advised shoppers not to accept faulty goods or shoddy service from retailers, following a major shake-up of consumer law. Darren Morgan, of York-based Langleys Solicitors, said the Consumer Rights Act, which comes into force from October, will simplify the complicated consumer protection system, helping shoppers to activate

Businesses urged to seek advice on mis-sold loans

Yorkshire businesses who took advantage of a Government-backed lending scheme are being urged to take legal advice after a high street bank admitted it mis-sold loans to some companies. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is conducting a ‘loan by loan’ review of its use of the Enterprise Finance Guarantee after

New measures set to improve consumer rights

Retailers are being urged to get up to speed with proposed new changes designed to enhance consumer rights. The Government has published its draft consumer rights bill which is expected to pass into law early next year (2014). Legal experts say now is the time for retailers to digest the changes so

Litigation – top ten tips to minimise the risk of bad debt

Darren Morgan, a partner in dispute resolution at the York office of Langleys Solicitors LLP, offers SMEs his top ten litigation tips to minimise the risk of incurring bad debt. 1.  Identify the potential bad payer at the outset When you carry out work for a customer without taking payment up front, you