Unfair terms and consumer rights
The government recently published its draft Consumer Rights Bill, which is intended to reform consumer law in the UK and assist the legislature in implementing parts of the Consumer Rights Directive (although the bulk of this will be implemented by secondary legislation). The bill, when introduced, will consolidate a number of existing consumer rights laws into one single legal framework and increase the rights and remedies available to consumers.
The bill is expansive in scope — which is unsurprising considering the plethora of existing law that exists and is being consolidated — but includes measures such as: introducing specific rights and remedies for consumers buying digital content; updating the rights and remedies available to consumers buying goods or services; enhancing consumer protection from unfair contract terms; clarifying the powers of enforcers to investigate potential breaches of consumer law; introducing enhanced measures to give consumers greater potential for effective redress; and making it easier for consumers and businesses to challenge anti-competitive market practices…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Walker Morris briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Walker Morris
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Walker Morris
Ofgem and DECC have jointly published an action plan of measures to encourage the growth of independent energy suppliers.
The Finance Act 2014 will change the economics of using tax avoidance schemes by requiring payment of disputed tax upfront in cases involving numerous marketed tax management schemes,
Analysis from The Lawyer
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.
New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents