Injunction against mobility firm boss

MDL091020A1 - ABM mobility Long Eaton
MDL091020A1 - ABM mobility Long Eaton

A GILTBROOK man has been warned he could face prison if he fails to abide by an injunction ordering him to trade fairly and legally.

Derbyshire County Council sought the injunction against Amarjit Gill, who ran ABM Mobility at Gainsborough Business Park in Long Eaton.

At a previous hearing in December, Gill, 49, of Brackenfield Drive, was found in contempt of court after breaching a previous injunction and was given a six-month suspended prison sentence.

Last Thursday, February 3, Judge Richard Inglis, sitting at Nottingham County Court, extended the injunction barring Gill from misleading customers and using aggressive sales tactics until 2015.

The court was told Gill had deceived customers and failed to tell them they had a seven day ‘cooling off’ period.

It followed an investigation by trading standards which received more than 100 complaints from the public.

The injunction orders Gill to tell customers about their right to cancel within seven days and to honour refund agreements.

He must not mislead customers by claiming to act on behalf of a Government body or use aggressive sales tactics and he must supply goods that are fit for purpose.

He is also banned from stating products are only available for a limited period and offering a prize when one is not available.

If he breaches the injunction he could be sent to prison.

Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for communities Cllr Carol Hart said: “We’ve tried working with Mr Gill for a number of years but his business practices still caused concern.

“We are pleased that the court has recognised that Mr Gill’s way of doing business is totally unacceptable.

“The majority of people buying mobility aids are elderly and vulnerable and we are determined to do all we can to protect Derbyshire consumers.

“We will continue to monitor Mr Gill and will not hesitate to take further action if he fails to comply with the court order.”

Mr Gill was given a six month suspended prison sentence in December last year after he breached a previous injunction.

It was the first time the county council had used the Enterprise Act 2002 to claim a trader is in contempt of court for breaching an injunction.