Consumer Law

Is Your Tumble Dryer Safe?

Is Your Tumble Dryer Safe?

Fire chiefs from the London Fire Brigade have spoken out today to warn people of the dangers of faulty Whirlpool tumble dryers and state people should stop using them with immediate effect after one of the units was found to be responsible for a large fire which devastated a tower block.

Car Repossessions And The Law

Car Repossessions And The Law

The current law on repossessions is particularly vague with individuals not being provided with an appropriate legal basis to adequately prepare their case, should the circumstance ever arise. Many do not have a basic understanding of their legal rights in this area and this can often lead to finance companies and other high street lenders repossessing vehicles without following the prescribed steps.

The Consumer Rights Bill 2015

The Consumer Rights Bill 2015

An overhaul in consumer rights law is expected to take place later on this year with the introduction of a Consumer Rights Bill. The new laws, due to be implemented in October 2015, will govern all contracts entered into between traders and consumers and will replace the highly established provisions set out in the Sale of Goods Act 1979.

Luxury Goods vs Fakes

Luxury Goods vs Fakes

Everyone is aware that you can purchase goods that are replicas of well known brands and trademark owners can now force ISPs to block access to websites which advertise and sell fake goods.

Changes To Distance Selling Regulations

Changes To Distance Selling Regulations

The rise of the internet in recent years has made distance selling more popular than ever. It is for this reason that the Government has introduced the new Consumer Contract Regulations as a means to ensure that the rights of the consumer are protected at all times.

changes to food labelling - legal news

Changes To Food Labelling

Food labelling is one of the latest areas of law to come under a wave of reform from the EU. As of 13 December 2014, foods across the EU must all meet the same labelling requirements as the EU’s objective of harmonising member states legislation takes another step forward.

When Is A Package Tour Not A Package Tour

When Is A Package Tour Not A Package Tour?

We often hear of problems associated with package tour holidays and customers’ attempts to gain compensation. Therefore, it is important to know what is and what is not a package tour for the purposes of working out who is responsible if things go wrong.

Buyer Beware - Consumer Rights

Buyer Beware – Consumer Rights

The Office of Fair Trading is the organisation that controls and maintains consumer protection. They have recently begun investigations into the use of misleading reference pricing by high street retailers.

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