Civil enforcement of consumer protection law under Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002
Produced in partnership with Helen Simm of Browne Jacobson
Civil enforcement of consumer protection law under Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002

The following Corporate Crime practice note produced in partnership with Helen Simm of Browne Jacobson provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Civil enforcement of consumer protection law under Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002
  • Background to the introduction of the Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Civil enforcement powers—The Enterprise Act 2002, Part 8
  • Scope of Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002
  • The Consumer Rights Act 2015—what changed?
  • ECM type—redress measures
  • 'Suffered a loss'
  • Offers of redress
  • Termination of contracts
  • Measures in the collective interest of consumers
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for corporate crime?

BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement and Impact of Brexit on civil consumer protection enforcement powers below.

Background to the introduction of the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Prior to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015), enforcers usually sought to prevent breaches of consumer protection law by bringing a criminal prosecution or by making an application for a civil injunction (enforcement orders or undertakings) to stop or prevent the offending behaviour under Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (EnA 2002).

There were no obvious means for individual consumers to be personally redressed for losses incurred as

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