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#1 The Dark Knight

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:49 PM

In a nutshell I finished my law degree 2 weeks ago and am expecting a strong 2:1 when the results are out in late June. I have covered many areas over the 4 year course but I am not a young full time student with no 'real world' experience. I am 29 and have spent the last 6 years in the public sector and 6 years in electrical retail before that.

I studied the degree part time 2 nights per week since 2009 6-9pm after a full day at work, as well as coursework and exams to prepare for. Up next is the LPC as I aim to be a solicitor.

A strong subject for me was commercial and consumer law. Therefore, if you are ever confronted by a smirking store manager who refuses to help when your goods are faulty, please feel free to contact me on here and I will gladly give my opinion.

If you don't need any advice then I guess I'm the member this forum deserves, but not the one it needs right now. lol

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:10 AM

Always nice to see other members who offer a helping hand! I love arguing  :)  its almost a hobby, and arguing with store persons is my non qualified profession :lol:

 

so are you going to specialise in consumer law, or are you doing that as a side project...?



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:55 PM

To be honest, I am not sure until we start the LPC which will teach us the hands on aspects of drafting and dealing with clients etc. Once we have started to get a feel for things, I will get to know my preferred areas. That said, I have always found consumer law interersting and would like to be able to help those who aren't able to stand up for themselves (elderley perhaps) and bring about a comeuppance for smug and stubborn store managers lol!



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

good to have you on board, and I am sure as more people see this page, they will welcome your assistance and take you up on your offer!



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:13 AM

Hi Dave

 

I am just wondering if you could give a little advice.......

 

I am having problems with Ford at the moment please see my forum post for the full details, but in short and after confirmation from an independent mechanic last night they are using stalling tack ticks until my warranty expires to repair my DPF/Turbo issues.  This now starting to cause a great deal of emotional stress and my finance company are about as helpful as a chocolate teapot.

 

I understand the Sale of Goods Act etc as I too am a law student but criminal so any commercial input is greatly appreciated.

 

Many thanks

 

Kerri



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:32 AM

Hi Kerri. I will reply later today via private message. I am in Scotland on holiday but will be able to reply better once back at the holiday park. Can you also give me details of the symptoms of the fault, how long ford have been faffing about with it and how old the car is etc. Also, how long have you had the car?

P.S, got my results last week. Got a 2:1 with an overall average of 65.27%. Well pleased.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:14 PM

Aww well done that's fantastic!

 

The car reg date is 9th March 2011.  Problems have been there since approx Feb -March time lack of power on pull off and acceleration, juddery, drinking diesel. this is now the second time its been in with it first time they changed the fuel filter as they reckon that was causing the issue and charged me £120 for it which made no difference in the symptoms whatsoever.  They have now had it since Monday at 8am went to get it yesterday took the chap for a drive in it he must have spotted something as he then asked to have it another night.  Ford have asked for a tank to tank sheet to be done, which i am querying as to why they have asked for it now and not back in Feb-March when the problems first arose.  I have only owned the car a little over 7mths now.  Blackhorse are aware of my problems but have said they will not do anything until a major fault is found.  I was also advised by an independent garage that he has a lot of Ford DPF cars come in as all they do is sponge the DPF down until the warranty expires to make it look like it is fixed but isn't and then bill you for a few grand.  Not at all sure what to do from here.  I have to pick it up this arvo so will be asking for copies of all documentation relating to the car.  Thanks for your help Dave and sorry to interrupt your holiday, feel awful now!



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:39 PM

Congratulations on the score!



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:35 PM

Thanks :-)

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