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    Halsbury’s Laws Vol 21: Consumer Credit; Consumer Protection

    Halsbury’s Laws of England volume 21 (2016) now contains the titles CONSUMER CREDIT and CONSUMER PROTECTION. These titles replace the titles of the same names, contained in volume 21 (2011).

    The CONSUMER CREDIT title discusses the scope of the legislation; financial promotion; regulated agreements; security; charges for credit; unfair relationships; ancillary credit business; and judicial control, offences and enforcement.

    The CONSUMER PROTECTION title deals with the framework of the legislation; the regulation of business-to-consumer relationships; liability for defective products; unfair commercial practices; the regulation of particular transactions; general product safety requirements; safety of particular products; and enforcement, investigation, arbitration, etc.

    The law is stated as at 1 April 2016, although subsequent changes have been included wherever possible.

    Consultant Editors:

    • CONSUMER CREDIT. BILL McCAFFREY, LLB (Hons), DipLP, NP, Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP.

    • CONSUMER PROTECTION. CHRISTIAN TWIGG-FLESNER, LLB, PCHE, PhD, Professor of Commercial Law, University of Hull.

    Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, Vol 12(1)B Contracts for Services

    Vol 12(1)B (Contracts of Services) has been updated to reflect developments arising from the Consumer Rights Act and other relevant consumer legislation.

    The Consumer Rights Act is mainly the bringing together of three other Acts and one Regulation into one Act aimed at consumers (Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 plus the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulation 1999).

    Relevant consumer law commentary has been updated or rewritten.

    The consumer precedents (6–11, 24–27, 49–56) have also been amended to take account of the change of the law.

    Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, Family volume 16(2)

    A new edition of EF&P Family volume 16(2) was published to includes new precedents, reform and changes of family law procedure.

    • section 8 on child support and financial Provision has been substantially revamped

    • section 6 on Pensions has been thoroughly updated in light of the Pensions Act 2014, which introduced a new state pension with effect from 6 April 2016, the Taxation of Pensions Act 2014, which introduced with effect from 6 April 2015 liberalisation of access to pension funds, and the Pension Schemes Act 2015.

    • section 11 on same sex couples has also been expanded to include provision for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

    Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents - Industrial and Provident (Registered societies)

    EF&P content on the old industrial and provident societies has been overhauled and replaced.

    “Industrial and Provident (Registered societies)” is a title that explains how the regime for the old industrial and provident societies (bodies such as credit unions and co-operative societies) has changed and how their replacements, which are known as ‘registered societies’, work in practice.

    In particular, it covers:

    • rules as to constitution;

    • powers to deal in land and other investments;

    • rights and liabilities of members;

    • amalgamation, transfer and conversion;

    • dissolution and suspension of registration.

    There is also guidance on all the key FCA forms required at different stages in the life of a society.

    Fifth edition of the Modern Law of Trade Marks

    The new fifth edition of the Modern Law of Trade Marks is available now.

    • section 8 on child support and financial Provision has been substantially revamped;

    • section 6 on Pensions has been thoroughly updated in light of the Pensions Act 2014, which introduced a new state pension with effect from 6 April 2016, the Taxation of Pensions Act 2014, which introduced with effect from 6 April 2015 liberalisation of access to pension funds, and the Pension Schemes Act 2015.

    • section 11 on same sex couples has also been expanded to include provision for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 Updated laws applying to trade marks in the UK, including the latest amendments to the Trade Marks Act 1994, the Trade Mark Rules 2008, the Community Trade Mark Regulations 2006 and the Trade Marks (International Registration) Order 2008;

    • Full texts of the relevant Directives including the new ‘recast’ Directive for further approximation of trade mark laws;

    • Current versions of the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol;

    • Discussion of the impact of the new ‘recast’ Directive;

    • A revised Part VIII including discussion of the significant changes to the EU Trade Mark introduced by the recent amendments to the Community Trade Mark Regulation;

    Comprehensive coverage of significant new case law from the UK and the CJEU, including decisions of the General Court and rulings of the CJEU on the Directive and the Regulation.

    90,000 more pages of court-ready Law Reports PDFs now available on LexisLibrary!

    This year we have added more court-ready PDFs to the following sources:

    • Butterworths Human Rights Cases

    • Butterworths Medico-Legal Reports

    • International Tax Law Reports

    • International Trust and Estate Law Reports

    • Law Reports of the Commonwealth (1995 to present)

    • Offshore Financial Law Reports

    • West Indian Reports

    Comprehensive coverage of significant new case law from the UK and the CJEU, including decisions of the General Court and rulings of the CJEU on the Directive and the Regulation.

    Arnold-Baker on Local Council Administration 10th edition added to LexisLibrary

    The latest edition of Arnold-Baker has just published on LexisLibrary. The 10th edition of this popular book has been comprehensively updated to cover the many changes with direct application to local councils. New material covers recent legislation, including the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 which has the most major impact on local councils in England.

    This edition also covers the new accounts rules which came into force in Wales in 2014. Other developments included are the move to electronic banking systems and payment methods for payment of bills, and the statutory power for parishes in England to send agendas, minutes and other papers to councillors by electronic methods.

    This is a key text for parish and community councils, local authorities, and solicitors practising in local government and public/administrative law.

    Lexis Webinars

    This month we have 23 new webinars.

    Legal webinars

    Banking & Financial Services
    The latest in Islamic finance
    Friday 10 June at 12:30

    Commercial Property Law
    Overage for the commercial property lawyer
    Monday 6 June at 12:30

    Company & Commercial Law
    Tax for commercial lawyers
    Monday 6 June at 15:30

    Construction Law
    The tendering process
    Tuesday 7 June at 12:30

    Corporate Crime
    Corporate bribery and corruption: a reflection on recent events
    Tuesday 7 June at 15:30

    Corporate Law
    Public M&A update
    Wednesday 8 June at 15:30

    Dispute Resolution
    Cross-border disputes
    Thursday 9 June at 12:30

    Employment Law
    TU Bill: plus certification office power chances
    Friday 24 June at 15:30

    Family Law
    Domestic abuse and forced marriage
    Thursday 9 June at 15:30

    Immigrations Law
    Changes to tier 2 visas: focusing on tier 2 ICT and tier 2 general
    Friday 10 June at 15:30

    In-House Counsel
    Bribery and corruption
    Monday 13 June at 15:30

    The latest in employment law
    Monday 27 June at 12:30

    Legal Practice Management
    How to market effectively
    Monday 20 June at 12:30

    Personal Injury
    The latest in industrial disease, including mesothelioma claims
    Wednesday 15 June at 12:30

    Practice Risk and Compliance
    Data protection
    Monday 13 June at 15:30

    Complaints handling
    Monday 27 June at 12:30

    Private Client Law and Practice
    Court of Protection and OPG update
    Wednesday 15 June at 15:30

    Residential Property Law
    Lease extensions
    Friday 24 June at 12:30

    Restructuring and Insolvency
    Sector issues part 1: NHS trusts and care home systems
    Tuesday 21 June at 12:30

    Tax Webinars

    Corporate & Business Tax
    Business relocation and related tax issues
    Wednesday 8 June at 12:30

    Private Client Tax
    Non-doms including the new IME legislation
    Thursday 16 June at 12:30

    Tax for General Practice
    Capital allowances
    Tuesday 14 June at 12:30

    VAT and Indirect Tax
    VAT in corporate transactions
    Tuesday 14 June at 15:30

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