Consumer Protection Law

Licence to Bill: Private Investigators will need papers before offering you their services

August 15, 2013

Anyone acting as a private detective will now have to hold a licence or cease doing business. The news comes following a recent announcement by Home Secretary Theresa May and it is thought the new laws will come into effect in England and Wales in the autumn of 2014. In a statement the Home Office […]

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Buying horses and ponies – practical tips and the law

July 18, 2013

If you are buying a horse or pony you need to be aware that private sellers are not under a legal duty to disclose non-obvious deficiencies with the animal. However the situation changes if you are buying a horse or pony from a registered breeder. They are classed as selling the animal in the ‘course […]

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Accident And Injury Claims: Is Your Business Protected?

February 3, 2013

More and more people are realizing their dreams every day in America by opening their own small business. Many of them historically fail within a few years, but with a dream and strong work ethic, the sky is literally the limit for business owners. Unfortunately, many individuals fail to consider the fact that they could […]

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A claim barred by limitation allowed on a response letter by the client

January 4, 2013

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a solicitor’s claim for costs which are billed but not fixed by agreement or assessment was covered by section 29(5) of the Limitation Act 1980. It was the first time that the appeal court had ruled on the subject said Lord Justice Lloyd. Bath Housing Co-operative which needed […]

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Consumer Rights For Credit Card Fraud

May 25, 2012

Written by Michael Dolen, the CEO of a major consumer credit website: Credit Card Forum. For 2010 (the most recent calendar year available) credit card fraud in the UK cost the industry £365.4m. That pales in comparison to the problem in the US, where the cost of credit card fraud was $8.6 billion for the […]

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Discount vouchers – too good to be true?

May 8, 2012

More and more customers are beginning to complain about breach of contract after purchasing deals on voucher site Groupon, after experiencing a lack of communication from deal issuers and a bad quality service (or in some instances, the paid for service never happening). A Guardian article outlines a case study of one man who purchased […]

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Do I need a commercial solicitor to assist me with compliance?

December 8, 2011

Businesses’ compliance with UK laws and regulations is becoming increasingly complex as the number of relevant laws and regulations increases considerably. In response to this, businesses need to allocate more resources towards ensuring ongoing compliance with the regulatory market within which they operate. This means that one-off regulatory checks are no longer adequate – businesses […]

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