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  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast is aimed at practitioners with an interest in commercial/consumer law matters. It sets out the background to the new Consumer Rights Bill published as a first draft in June 2013, hailed as one of the most radical overhauls to consumer law for decades.

This helpful guide explains the recurring issues with the current statutory regime responsible for bringing about calls for legislative reform, the provisions contained within the Bill which seek to address these issues and highlights what businesses should be doing to get ready for the changes.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the current statutory regime governing consumers in the UK;
  • Understand what concerns arise from the current regime;
  • Know the key provisions contained within the Consumer Rights Bill;
  • Understand what sectors are likely to be impacted by the changes and what businesses can do to ensure they comply with the new regime.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Consumer Rights Directive 2011/83/EU;
  • The Consumer Rights Bill ;
  • The Law Society of England and Wales, Unfair terms in consumer contract: a new approach? Issues Paper, October 2012;
  • Sale of Goods Act 1970;
  • Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977;
  • The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Regulations 1999.
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This CPDcast with Matthew Gough a partner from Eversheds discusses the new Consumer Rights Bill which has been hailed as one of the most radical overhauls to consumer law for decades.

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Date Recorded: 8th July 2013

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