The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and their impact on costs and funding
Produced in partnership with Stephen Innes of 4 New Square and Lucy McCormack at Henderson Chambers

The following Dispute Resolution practice note produced in partnership with Stephen Innes of 4 New Square and Lucy McCormack at Henderson Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and their impact on costs and funding
  • Introduction
  • The three types of contract: distance, off-premises and on-premises
  • Requirements for on-premises contracts
  • Requirements for off-premises contracts
  • Requirements for distance contracts
  • Consequences of a failure to comply
  • Case law involving costs based challenges under the CCR 2013
  • Specific exemptions
  • Comparison of requirements for on premises, off premises and distance contracts

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and their impact on costs and funding

This Practice Note highlights key issues for solicitors arising out of the CCR 2013 in relation to costs and funding. The Practice Note is intended to highlight the key issues for solicitors arising out of the regulations in relation to costs and funding. It is not intended to review these regulations more generally. It covers three different types of contract being distance, off-premises and on-premises along with issues to be considered. Prior to the CCR 2013 coming into force the following regulations applied—Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work etc Regulations 2008, SI 2008/1816 (the Cancellation Regulations 2008) and the Consumer Protections (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, SI 2000/2334.

It should be noted that following the UK's departure from the EU The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, SI 2013/3134 (CCR 2013) continue to apply, but the following minor amendments are made to the regulations, as set out in the Consumer Protection (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, SI 2018/1326:

  1. references to ‘EUR’ in the model instructions for cancellation are substituted with references to ‘£’, and

  2. in respect of contracts excluded from the scope of the CCR 2013, references to EU legislation are replaced with references to UK statutory instruments

On 4 July 2019, the government published its statutory report on its review

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