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Do I have to give cancellation notice to a legal aid client?

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Published on LexisPSL on 22/09/2014

The following Practice Compliance Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Do I have to give cancellation notice to a legal aid client?
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  • Do I have to give cancellation notice?

Do I have to give cancellation notice to a legal aid client?

From 13 June 2014, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 replace the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 and Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer's Home or Place of Work etc Regulations 2008. The regulations apply if you enter into an off-premises or distance contract with a consumer client.

At the heart of the regulations is the duty to give the client:

  1. notice of their right to cancel (called Instructions for cancellation), and

  2. a prescribed

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