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Law Reform Bundle CPD Training Bundle
Consumer Law
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in consumer law and law reform issues. It aims to set out where the Law Commission considers there are deficiencies in the UK protection for consumers and how this might be improved.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the extent of the a private right of redress for breach of the consumer regulations dealing with unfair commercial practices regulations;
  • Be aware of what is meant by an aggressive or misleading practice;
  • Know the current civil law rules on misleading practices in contracts;
  • Be aware of what the Law Commission is proposing by way of reform in order to strengthen consumer rights;
  • Have explored the circumstances in which consumer might be able to seek redress under the proposed reforms;
  • Have an idea of how the proposed regime is likely to work in practice.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:

This podcast on consumer law, produced in conjunction with the Law Commission, focuses on the law surrounding consumer redress for misleading or aggressive practices by traders. It addresses where the current UK regime is deficient and how the law might be simplified to assist consumers without the benefit of legal advice.

Podcast added: 10/10/11

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