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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
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  • 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

New consumer rights of redress in respect of misleading marketing

  • Bond Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

ASA adjudications snapshot - March 2012

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2012

This case confirms the approach in Eeles v Cobham Hire Services Ltd 2009 remains the court’s position when considering the appropriate level for interim payments of damages

Forty Two International Pty Limited v Barnes 2014 FCA 85

  • Griffith Hack
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  • Australia, United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2014

On 18 February 2014 judgment was handed down in Forty Two International Pty Limited v Barnes 2014 FCA 85. The judgment is relevant for the way it

Marketing claims: your obligations

  • Baldwins
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  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • August 25 2014

On 17 June 2014 the Consumer Law Reform Bill brought into effect a number of changes to consumer laws. One of the most relevant changes for the

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
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  • 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"

Company update

  • Bond Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

Consumer products update - Summer 2013

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Asia-Pacific, European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 16 2013

Welcome to our Global Consumer Products Sector Update - a publication which highlights some key recent legal issues affecting consumer products

Cosmetic clinicians' denial of liability for misleading statements in product manufacturer's promotional material raises a few eyebrows in the court of appeal

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 31 2014

In Webster v Liddington (2014), the Court of Appeal unanimously upheld a decision of the lower court that a group of cosmetic clinicians were liable

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

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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