In brief: Professor calls for unified consumer law

Malcolm Leder, Professor of Consumer Law and head of the School of Law at Middlesex University Business School, has called for a more coherent system of consumer law in the UK. Speaking at his inaugural lecture, he said the law was currently oriented towards commercial rather than consumer transactions. “Repairs, replacements and credit notes are everyday occurrences. How extraordinary that the law has no clear provision in relation to them,” he said.