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Consumer protection law

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A Practical Guide to Solicitor and Client Costs

A Practical Guide to Solicitor and Client Costs

Author: Robin Dunne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2018

The Images of the Consumer in EU Law

The Images of the Consumer in EU Law

Author: Dorota Leczykiewicz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

This book consists of contributions exploring from different perspectives the 'images' of the consumer in EU law. The images of the consumer form the foundation for various EU policies, more or less directly oriented towards the goal of consumer protection. The purpose of the volume is to establish what visions of the consumer there are in different contexts of EU law, whether they are consistent, and whether EU law's engagement with consumer-related considerations is sincere or merely instrumental to the achievement of other goals. The chapters discuss how consumers should be protected in EU contract, competition, free movement and trade mark law. They reflect on the limits of the consumer empowerment rationale as the basis for EU consumer policy. The chapters look also at the variety of concerns consumers might have, including the cost of goods and services, access to credit, ethical questions of consumption, the challenges of excessive choice and the possibility to influence the content of regulatory measures, and explore the significance of these issues for the EU's legislative and judicial process.

The Legal Status of Intersex Persons

The Legal Status of Intersex Persons

Author: Jens M. Scherpe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2018

Until very recently, the legal gender of a person-both at birth and later in life-in virtually all jurisdictions had to be recorded as either male or female; most laws simply did not allow any other option. However, there are many cases where this gender binary is unable to capture the reality of a person's gender identity. In 2013, Germany became the first Western jurisdiction in modern times to introduce legislation allowing a person's gender to be recorded as 'indeterminate' at birth and thus give them a legal gender status other than male or female. However, despite good intentions, this legislation has proved problematic in many ways and is subject to pertinent criticism. Several other jurisdictions are now beginning to react to challenges to the gender binary. The Legal Status of Intersex Persons provides a basis for discussions surrounding law reform in this area. It contains contributions from medical, psychological, and theological perspectives, as well as national legal perspectives from Germany, Malta, Australia, India, the Netherlands, Columbia, Sweden, France, and the USA. It explores international human rights aspects of intersex legal recognition, and it features chapters on private international law and legal history. [Subject: Human Rights Law, Gender & the Law, Private International Law, Legal History]

The Collaborative Economy and EU Law

The Collaborative Economy and EU Law

Author: Vassilis Hatzopoulos Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2018

'Disruptive innovation', 'the fourth industrial revolution', 'one of the ten ideas that will change the world'; the collaborative/sharing economy is shaking existing norms. It poses unprecedented challenges in terms of both material policies and governance in almost all aspects of EU law. This book explores the application - or indeed inadequacy - of existing EU rules in the context of the collaborative economy. It analyses the novelties introduced by the collaborative economy and discusses the specific regulatory needs and instruments employed therein, most notably self-regulation. Further, it aims to elucidate the legal status of the parties involved (traders, consumers, prosumers) in these multi-sided economies, and their respective roles in the provision of services, especially with regard to liability issues. Moreover, it delves into a sector-specific examination of the relevant EU rules, especially on data protection, competition, consumer protection and labour law, and comments on the uncertainties and lacunae produced therein. It concludes with the acute question of whether fresh EU regulation would be necessary to avoid fragmentation or, on the contrary, if such regulation would create unnecessary burdens and stifle innovation. Taking a broad perspective and pragmatic view, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the collaborative economy in the context of the EU legal landscape.

Regulating Food-borne Illness

Regulating Food-borne Illness

Author: Richard Hyde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2017

When faced with tackling food-borne illness, regulators have a number of competing goals. They must investigate in order to discover the source of the illness. Once the source is identified they must take action to prevent further cases of illness occurring. Finally, once the illness is under control, they may wish to take enforcement action against those responsible. Regulating Food-Borne Illness uses interviews and documentary analysis to examine the actions of regulators and considers how they balance these three tasks. Central to the regulators' role is the collection of information. Without information about the source, control or enforcement action cannot be taken. Investigation must therefore take place to produce the necessary information. Utilising theoretical frameworks drawn from regulation and biosecurity, Regulating Food-Borne Illness shows that control is prioritised, and that investigatory steps are chosen in order to ensure that the information necessary for control, rather than enforcement, is collected. This has the effect of reducing the possibility that enforcement action can be taken. The difficulty of evidence gathering and case-building in food-borne illness cases is exposed, and the author considers the methods aimed at reducing the difficulty of bringing successful enforcement action.

Consumer Law and Socioeconomic Development

Consumer Law and Socioeconomic Development

Author: Claudia Lima Marques Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

This book reflects the research output of the Committee on the International Protection of Consumers of the International Law Association (ILA). The Committee was created in 2008, with a mandate to study the role of public and private law to protect consumers, review UN Guidelines, and to model laws, international treaties and national legislations concerning protection and consumer redress. It has been accepted to act as an observer not only when the UNCTAD was updating its guidelines, but also at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The book includes the contributions of various Committee members in the past few years and is a result of the cooperation between the Committee members and experts from Australia, Brazil, Canada and China. It is divided into three parts: the first part addresses trends and challenges in international protection of consumers, while the second part focuses on financial crises and consumer protection and the third part examines national and regional consumer law issues.

Blackstone's Guide to the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Blackstone's Guide to the Consumer Rights Act 2015

The Consumer Rights Act is a vital and far-reaching piece of legislation containing provisions specific to contract and consumer law, criminal law, and competition law. It sets out a much-needed framework to consolidate the key consumer rights surrounding contracts for goods, services, and digital content, as well as the law relating to unfair terms in consumer contracts. The Act introduces easier routes for consumers and SMEs to challenge anti-competitive behaviour through the Competition Appeal Tribunal, as well as confirming enforcers' powers to investigate potential breaches of consumer law. Ultimately, the Act gives civil courts and public enforcers greater flexibility to take the most appropriate action for consumers when dealing with breaches of consumer law. This Blackstone's Guide, written by a team of leading experts in the field, provides clear and concise coverage of the Consumer Rights Act's history, scope, and application. It is the complete resource for anyone looking for an introduction to this wide-ranging Act. The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the scope, extent and effects of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.

Handbuch der Risikobewertung

Handbuch der Risikobewertung

Author: Alexander Pitzer Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2016

Die Sicherheit von Produkten ist das zentrale Anliegen von Lebensmittelrecht und Verbraucherschutz. Das gilt fur die gesamte Produktpalette von Lebensmitteln uber Bedarfsgegenstande und Spielzeuge bis zu Kosmetika, Textilien und Schmuck. Das Buch vermittelt kurz und prgnant anhand praxisnaher Beispiele die hochkomplexe Thematik der rechtlichen und fachtoxikologischen Sicherheits- und Risikobewertung. Eine fachlich korrekte und rechtlich abgesicherte Sicherheits- und Risikobewertung ist zentral fr Industrie und Handel wie auch fr die amtliche Lebensmittel- und Marktberwachung.

Handbuch der Risikobewertung

Handbuch der Risikobewertung

Author: Alexander Pitzer Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2016

Die Sicherheit von Produkten ist das zentrale Anliegen von Lebensmittelrecht und Verbraucherschutz. Das gilt fur die gesamte Produktpalette von Lebensmitteln uber Bedarfsgegenstande und Spielzeuge bis zu Kosmetika, Textilien und Schmuck. Das Buch vermittelt kurz und prgnant anhand praxisnaher Beispiele die hochkomplexe Thematik der rechtlichen und fachtoxikologischen Sicherheits- und Risikobewertung. Eine fachlich korrekte und rechtlich abgesicherte Sicherheits- und Risikobewertung ist zentral fr Industrie und Handel wie auch fr die amtliche Lebensmittel- und Marktberwachung.

Woodroffe & Lowe's Consumer Law and Practice

Woodroffe & Lowe's Consumer Law and Practice

Author: Professor Geoffrey Woodroffe, Professor Chris Willett, Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2016

Consumer Law and Practice provides undergraduate students and those studying the LPC with concise yet comprehensive guidance. It is also a useful aid for practitioners (including those advising businesses) and non-lawyers requiring information which can be quickly understood. Using an innovative problem-solving approach to the subject, we focus on situations in which clients may find themselves and explain how the law deals with such situations. #Between the covers is a mine of information clearly and accurately set out # a valuable tool for non-specialist and specialist alike.# The Law Society#s Gazette

The Art Collecting Legal Handbook

The Art Collecting Legal Handbook

Author: Bruno Boesch Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2016

More Than You Wanted to Know

More Than You Wanted to Know

Author: Omri Ben-Shahar, Carl E. Schneider Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2016

Perhaps no kind of regulation is more common or less useful than mandated disclosure--requiring one party to a transaction to give the other information. It is the iTunes terms you assent to, the doctor's consent form you sign, the pile of papers you get with your mortgage. Reading the terms, the form, and the papers is supposed to equip you to choose your purchase, your treatment, and your loan well. More Than You Wanted to Know surveys the evidence and finds that mandated disclosure rarely works. But how could it? Who reads these disclosures? Who understands them? Who uses them to make better choices? Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl Schneider put the regulatory problem in human terms. Most people find disclosures complex, obscure, and dull. Most people make choices by stripping information away, not layering it on. Most people find they can safely ignore most disclosures and that they lack the literacy to analyze them anyway. And so many disclosures are mandated that nobody could heed them all. Nor can all this be changed by simpler forms in plainer English, since complex things cannot be made simple by better writing. Furthermore, disclosure is a lawmakers' panacea, so they keep issuing new mandates and expanding old ones, often instead of taking on the hard work of writing regulations with bite. Timely and provocative, More Than You Wanted to Know takes on the form of regulation we encounter daily and asks why we must encounter it at all.