Consumer protection

Consumer protection guidance:

This Practice Note considers the impact of Brexit on consumer protection, particularly in the context of the regulation of business-to-consumer (B2C) contractual...

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Background to the reforms Prior to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015), enforcers sought to prevent breaches of consumer protection law largely by bringing a criminal...

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Applicable legislation and definitions The main piece of legislation relevant to food product recalls is the General Food Law Regulation (EC) No 178/2002. This EU...

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This Practice Note addresses the practicalities of product recall for general consumer products from the perspective of producers and distributors. 'Producer' and...

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Application of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987) provides regulation making powers for the Secretary of State...

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The offence of contravening professional diligence The offence of contravening professional diligence is one of the criminal offences contained in the Consumer Protection...

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Making a counterfeit note or coin Section 14 of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (FCA 1981), makes an offence for a person to make a counterfeit of a currency note...

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Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (EE(S)R 2016), SI 2016/1101 came into force on 8 December 2016 and...

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Background to the reforms Prior to reform, regulation and enforcement of consumer protection law was piecemeal, spanning some sixty discrete pieces of legislation which...

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Who are the enforcers under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 From 1 April 2014 enforcement of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA 1974) became the responsibility of the...

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Powers exercised by the Secretary of State/enforcement authorities under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 Prohibition notices Under section 13(1)(a) of the Consumer...

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Enforcement of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 The principal enforcers of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005, SI 2005/1803, (GPSR 2005) in England...

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General Product Safety Regulations 2005 The General Product Safety Regulations 2005 (GPSR 2005), SI 2005/1803 implements Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament...

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Click here to download the latest Product Liability 2019 report 2019, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered...

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Click here to download the latest Product recall 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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The legal requirements of hallmarking The Hallmarking Act 1973 (HA 1973) controls the selling of items described as 'gold', 'silver' or 'platinum'. A hallmark is a series...

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This Practice Note sets out a brief description of the key consumer legislation that businesses dealing with consumers should be aware of. It considers the core...

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Notification obligations Under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005, SI 2005/1803 (GPSR 2005), when a producer or distributor knows that it has supplied a product...

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Time limit for bringing prosecutions under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 The General Product Safety Regulations 2005, SI 2005/1803 (GPSR 2005), require that...

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This Practice Note sets out and examines the consumer credit regulated activities in the Financial Services and Markets 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001, SI...

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As fireworks are explosives there are strict rules in place in the UK regulating the sale, possession and use of fireworks contained in legislation such as...

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This Practice Note introduces the concept of secondary ticketing in the online marketplace and outlines the key legal issues, covering the following: • What is secondary...

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This Practice Note explains the statutory product safety regime in the UK, covering civil and criminal liability under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987), the...

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Regulation of consumer credit advertisements On 1 April 2014, the regulation of consumer credit firms came under the supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)....

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For certain types of trade mark infringement cases (such as wilful infringement for the purpose of manufacturing counterfeit goods), the usual civil remedies may be...

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