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Under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, SI 2013/3134, can home office be classed as an extension of work office—law firms?

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Published on LexisPSL on 29/05/2020

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

  • Under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, SI 2013/3134, can home office be classed as an extension of work office—law firms?
  • Off-premises contract
  • Distance contract
  • On-premises contract

Under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, SI 2013/3134, can home office be classed as an extension of work office—law firms?

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (CCR 2013), SI 2013/3134 distinguish between distance contracts, off-premises contracts and on-premises contracts. The client may have the benefit of cancellation rights if the retainer is a distance contract or off-premises contract. See Practice Note: Different types of cancellation rights.

Off-premises contract

The definition of off-premises contract has several alternatives:

  1. contract concluded somewhere other than at your business premises in the simultaneous physical presence of you and the client

  2. contract for which an offer was made by the client in your physical presence in a place somewhere other than at your business premises

  3. contract concluded:

    1. at your

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