The following Commercial practice note Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It sets out a brief description of the key legislation applicable to trading with consumers, and consumer contracts entered into, prior to 1 October 2015, after which the Consumer Rights Act 2015 amended or replaced much of the legislation dealt with in this Practice Note. For legislation applicable after 1 October 2015, see Practice Note: Key consumer legislation—summary.
The following table sets out a brief description of the key legislation that businesses needed to comply with when dealing with consumers prior to 1 October 2015, how this legislation was amended over the years and key action points arising from that legislation.
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