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Categories:
Consumer Law
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

In this podcast Jonathan Goulding, a consumer law expert from Gough Square Chambers provides a detailed overview of the main provisions, key concepts, offences and prohibited practices contained within the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. This podcast is aimed at ensuring all consumer law practitioners are aware of the new regulations and their interpretation and application.

Date Recorded: 21st June 2012

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be familiar with the legal framework underpinning this area;
  • Appreciate the type of practices the Regulations were designed to combat;
  • Understand the key provisions within the Regulations;
  • Know how a breach of the Regulations can be enforced and the penalties available;
  • Have considered how the domestic regulations operate alongside the EU directives;
  • Appreciate why practitioners need to be familiar with the key concepts as defined in the Regulations;
  • Have considered how traders can avoid falling foul of the regulations.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008;
  • OFT v Ashbourne Management Services Limited [2011] EWHC 1237 (Ch);
  • OFT/BERR Guidance on CPUT (August 2008);
  • Purely Creative [2012] 1 C.M.L.R. 21;
  • R v Scottish and Southern Energy Plc [2012] EWCA Crim 539;
  • Unfair Commercial Practices Directive 2005.

In this podcast Jonathan Goulding from Gough Square Chambers discusses the key provisions and concepts within the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.

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