Trading Obligations

You should ensure that your terms and conditions are detailed and cover your business if you encounter any issues. It is better to have more detailed terms and conditions than ones that don’t really protect you. We can advise on whether you need to change your terms and conditions to reflect the current law.

Consumer Law

If you are selling products, or providing services to consumers, then you should be aware of the legal rights consumers have. The Sale of Goods Act 1979 sets out the basic consumer position including things such as satisfactory goods and faulty goods. You should be aware of the current legislation to avoid any potential claims.

Unfair Terms

You should avoid imposing restrictions or conditions with your terms of sale which affect the consumer’s right to cancel their order and receive a refund. This could include things such as requiring customers to return the goods in the original packaging or in resellable condition. This could reduce a consumers right to have a reasonably opportunity to inspect the goods they have purchased.

Latest Articles About Commercial Law

Taking Out Insurance? Have You Disclosed Everything You Should?

Insurance companies have an expectation that their customers will tell them everything they need to know, so they can fully assess the insurance risk they are taking.

Informal Business Partnerships are a Recipe for Strife

It makes sense to have any business partnership formalised in writing professionally to keep everyone happy and to set the ground rules of the business. The following case shows what happens if you don’t.

Steel Manufacturer Pays £1.5 Million Price of Health and Safety Breaches

The Court of Appeal heard a case where a steel manufacturer had been fine £1,985,000 for breeches in Health and Safety. These fines are intended as a warning to others that the matter was taken seriously.

Keep Your Life’s Work Safe If You Are Not Here

As a company owner it is important to secure its future if you are not around. Without preparation, chaos could ensue for those left behind. As part of the business planning legal advice should be sought to secure your company’s future.
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