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Consumer Law
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in consumer law or those with an interest in law reform ideas. It addresses what the Law Commission regard to be the gaps in the current disaggregated approach to consumer protection concerning redress for faulty goods and how the EU and UK remedies regimes might be brought together.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the domestic UK remedies for consumer redress for faulty goods;
  • Be aware of the various attempts to introduce harmonisation in consumer rights across the EU including proposals for an optional ‘28th Regime’;
  • Understand the extent to which the integration of UK and EU regimes have been successful;
  • Understand what reform proposals the Law Commission is currently consulting on;
  • Be aware of the difficult tension between find both a fair and certain regime for consumer rights;
  • Know the circumstances in which consumer right to reject or seek redress for faulty goods might arise under the proposed regime;
  • Understand how consumers are to move between the Tier 1 and Tier 2 remedies under the proposals;
  • Know the extent to which the new regime will apply to other contracts for the supply of goods other than a sale;
  • Know how any future regime will incorporate the right to seek damages as a remedy for faulty goods.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
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This podcast on consumer law, produced in conjunction with the Law Commission, focuses on the law surrounding consumer redress for faulty goods and how it might be reformed to better incorporate UK and EU remedies.

Podcast added: 10/10/11

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