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What are the consequences, in an off-premises contract after 13 June 2014, of notifying the client that the cancellation period under the contract is seven days (instead of 14)?

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Produced in partnership with Peter Steel of Blake Morgan
Published on LexisPSL on 09/09/2016

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  • What are the consequences, in an off-premises contract after 13 June 2014, of notifying the client that the cancellation period under the contract is seven days (instead of 14)?

What are the consequences, in an off-premises contract after 13 June 2014, of notifying the client that the cancellation period under the contract is seven days (instead of 14)?

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (CCR 2013), SI 2013/3134 came into force on 13 June 2014. They regulate most contracts made between a ‘trader’ and a ‘consumer’.

The provisions of SI 2013/3134 apply to many contracts made between solicitors (as traders) and their clients (as consumers). Whether they apply will depend on the nature of the client and the circumstances in which the contract was made.

The net effect of SI 2013/3134 is to require that a solicitor must provide certain pieces of information to clients if the contract falls within their scope. The provisions of SI 2013/3134 apply if the contract is made in one of three situations:

  1. distance selling

  2. on-premises

  3. off-premises

This response deals only with off-premises contracts, which is

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