Monthly commercial law update: Top 5 developments in September

Monthly commercial law update: Top 5 developments in September

Welcome to the latest top 5 commercial law developments as chosen by the team at Comet for the month of September.   It's good to know that the Supreme Court has taken a sensible view and confirmed that failure by a trader to give written notice of the right to cancel a contract made at the customer’s house did not deprive a consumer of the statutory right to cancel under relevant regulations.  For more on this and developments in the world of media read on.

Advertising and marketing: Gambling Commission issues guidance on changes to law on advertising gambling

The Gambling Commission has issued a quick guide on changes to the law on gambling advertising expected to take effect from 1 October 2014 as a result of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014. The changes will affect gambling operators who advertise to consumers in Great Britain, and those who carry advertising such as broadcasters, publishers and sports clubs. From 1 October 2014, only gambling operators licensed by the Gambling Commission will be permitted to advertise to consumers in Great Britain or provide them with remote gambling facilities. Advertisements must comply with the Commission's Licence conditions and codes of practice, as well as the CAP Code, s 16 Gambling and BCAP Code, s 17 Gambling.

Consumer protection: Supreme Court rules on doorstep selling

The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal in the case of Robertson v Swift [2014] All ER (D) 45 (Sep) [2014] UKSC 50. The proceedings involved a contract made in the customer's home that the customer had purported

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