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As a starting point, it will be necessary to check industry specific regulations and any guidance applicable to the business and to consider any Trade Association or Membership guidance and standards which may apply.
We refer you initially to the following Practice Note: Consumer protection—risk management review, which provides guidance on best practice in consumer protection.
There is a requirement that all businesses that sell goods or services online must provide on their website a link to the EU Commission’s ODR (Online dispute resolution) platform (as must all online marketplace websites). Online traders who are committed to using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) must also provide information ab
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When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a reduction in their sentence as a result, see Practice Note: Credit for guilty plea. However, the Sentencing Council's overarching guidelines on reduction
Express and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or implied:•express terms—are terms which are actually recorded in a written contract or openly expressed in an oral contract at the time the contract is made (or there may be a combination of written and oral
On the disposition of a property (whether by way of conveyance, transfer or charge), the party making the disposition will normally provide a title guarantee which implies standard form covenants for title. A landlord may give a title guarantee when granting a lease, but this is rare in practice.
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners dealing with provisions in the CPR relevant to cross border matters, including CPR 5.4C (discussed below). For guidance on the impact of Brexit on the CPR, see Cross border
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