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Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice Sixth edition

An authoritative and comprehensive guide for everyone involved in consumer and trading standards law. This book covers the full range of the work undertaken by consumer lawyers and trading standards officers in local authorities.
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781784733933

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Why should you buy Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice 2018

The user-friendly text of Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice provides a clear and exhaustive analysis of the law including case law and its application, wording of the statutory provision, plus expert commentary and analysis of the practical issues.

This edition contains new chapters on:

  • environmental standards including fly-tipping and statutory nuisance
  • the Primary Authority after the new scheme came into force on 1st October 2017 following implementation of the Enterprise Act 2016

The existing chapters have been thoroughly updated to include new material on:

  • prices, including the new 2016 PPG (Pricing Practices Guide) and commentary on reference pricing, RRP and comparative pricing against competitors
  • information including the General Data Protection Regulation
  • interpretation of consumer law, following Brexit
  • travel, including package travel, timeshare and compensation rights for delays and cancellations
  • advertising, including a guide to the ASA and judicial review of ASA decisions
  • unfair commercial practices to include the new Commission Guidance on the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
  • unfair contract terms including new domestic and European case-law
  • product safety, including EU changes and guidance on the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
  • intellectual property, including the Supreme Court decision in R v M, R v C on grey goods
  • consumer rights, including additional commentary on the Provision of Services Regulations

Plus a complete review of text following Brexit. This title covers the law in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Table of contents

  • Introduction and Background
  • Interpretation of Consumer Law
  • Criminal Enforcement
  • Civil Enforcement
  • Consumer Rights
  • Information
  • Unfair Commercial Practices
  • Unfair Contract Terms
  • Fraud and Money Laundering
  •  Unfair Trading
  • Advertising
  • Prices
  • Intellectual Property
  • Product Safety
  • Travel
  • Age-restricted Sales
  • Metrology and Hallmarking
  • Consumer Credit
  • Food Standards and Information
  • Environmental Trading Standards
  • Animal Health and Welfare