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Consumer law update : new guidance on consumers’ right to sue for misleading and aggressive commercial practices

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 22 2014

New guidance provides further detail on how the UK government envisages the new regulations that provide private rights for consumers to sue traders

Alcohol, entertainment and food review UK -licensing without hiccups - November 2013

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 19 2013

On 12 September 2013, the Home Office issued a Consultation on “enabling targeted, local alternatives to personal licences to sell alcohol”. The

Luxury car “not a prize” if winner has to buy a bus ticket to collect it, CJEU claims

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 20 2012

In August 2011 the Court of Appeal referred the case of Purely Creative and Others v. Office of Fair Trading to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of paragraph 31 of Annex I to Directive 200529EC concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices (the “Unfair Commercial Practices Directive”

New consumer rights of redress in respect of misleading marketing

  • Bond Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 14 2014

Later this year consumers will have the right to bring a claim directly against retailers if they are the victim of misleading or aggressive

Company update

  • Bond Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 3 2014

In January’s company update we review three recent cases focussing respectively on interpretation of clauses which may be deemed as ‘penalty’ clauses

Taking Stock - Spring 2014

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 20 2014

Welcome to Taking Stock, our new look consumer products and retail law bulletin which examines some of the current legal issues affecting the industry

The Court of Appeal rules on the arbitrability of shareholders claim

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 8 2011

The question of the extent to which parties may agree to submit intra-corporate disputes, in particular claims under company legislation, to arbitration, has long created uncertainty

Misleading advertising in the UK leads to 13 months jail time - the market sees an increasingly tough approach to advertising regulation in the UK

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 22 2011

You may recall the recent scandal involving two brothers, Victor and Henry Mears, who promised an "amazing snow-covered Lapland village" to the consumers of Dorset only to deliver, in the words of Judge Mark Horton, "something that looked like an averagely-managed summer car boot sale"

Statutory licences issued by a regulator do not give rise to contractual rights and obligations

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 27 2010

In Data Broadcasting International Limited v Office of Communications (OFCOM) 2010 EWHC 1243 (Admin) the court reiterated the protections afforded to regulators in a commercial context and made it clear that licences issued under a statutory regime will not be treated as contracts and therefore there will be no possibility of the licensee seeking damages under contract law for a breach of the licence

Product and consumer news

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • May 13 2014

The Hong Kong Trade Descriptions (Unfair Trade Practices) (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 is now in force. The amendments extend the scope of the