Case Law. Been going back through the archives - Crown Court & High Court
with keywords (CORGI or gas & competent), fascinating reading. Can't find
any prosecuted diy-ers.
Court Of Appeal 1997.
It was upheld that both the landlord's and Corgi man's convictions for
manslaughter were valid. Ex-tenant in flat complained of headache, nausea
etc. Landlord engaged Corgi guy. Corgi guy invoiced for 'cleaning flue'
among a host of other items. Landlord got his bit of paper. New tenant curls
his toes after 14 days, but hadn't complained. Police investigation ensues,
landlord waves bit of paper. Turns out he had made no attempt to satisfy
that all was A-OK by investigation or checking, hence he was also
culpable. Both off to HMP.
Crown Court 1994.
Two man band, co-directors. Just started up 000001AAA-Plumbing Ltd. One has
individual Corgi reg, the other has C&G. Nice man from Yellow Pages designs
ad for them, cheery cartoon plumber, 24hr callout, Corgi logo, you know the
thing. Unhappy customer does some digging, one call to trading standards
later and they are up in court (Trades Description Act) after "recklessly
making a statement which is false... included the rendering of services
and... the examination, approval or evaluation by any persons of any
EH? In real words - representing the firm as Corgi registered. A big no-no
when it's just the guy in the van. Slapped wrist, fine, costs (probably go
'One day son, all this will be finished'
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