From October this year there are new requirements for information to be provided about alternative dispute resolution on traders' websites, where those websites are directed at consumers. We explain these requirements (which were set out in ADR Regulations earlier this year) in our article "ADR, the EU and You".

The Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Amendment) Regulations 2015 amend the ADR Regulations by postponing (1) the implementation of the website information requirements to October (they were originally to be introduced in July), and (2) the implementation of the EU Online Dispute Resolution Regulations to 9 January 2016.

Usefully, BIS have now published a policy paper on ADR for consumers. It outlines the purpose and scope of ADR Regulations, and contains links to guidance for ADR providers and businesses.

Please click here for our summary of what businesses need to do to comply with the Regulations on 1 October.