Dangerous eBay listings can be removed by regulators – BBC News

‘Online seller eBay says it is handing regulators the power to take down dangerous listings without consulting the company.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2021

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Draft Bill for transfer of ownership rules published by Law Commission – Law Commission

Posted April 26th, 2021 in bills, consumer protection, Law Commission, press releases, sale of goods by tracey

‘The Law Commission has today published a draft Bill that would introduce new rules into the Consumer Rights Act 2015 about the transfer of ownership under contracts for the sale of goods between a trader and a consumer.’

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Law Commission, 23rd April 2021

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High court to hear legal battle over UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2021 in government departments, news, sale of goods, Saudi Arabia, war, war crimes, weapons by sally

‘Anti-arms trade campaigners have been given permission to challenge in the high court the UK government’s decision to resume the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the war in Yemen.’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2021

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Alerter: The EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement: what does it mean for consumer protection & product liability? – Henderson Chambers

Posted April 16th, 2021 in brexit, chambers articles, consumer protection, news, sale of goods by sally

‘After months of negotiation, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”), agreed in principle on 24 December 2020, is to govern trade and services between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021. Whilst the predominant focus is on the continued absence of tariffs or quotas on goods traded between the UK and EU provided those goods meet the rules of origin, for many other key areas it is a framework for more substantial future agreements. In this alerter, we explore the key features of the TCA in relation to product liability and consumer protection.’

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Henderson Chambers, 31st March 2021

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What is the true value of a companion animal? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 7th, 2021 in animals, appeals, consumer protection, damages, disclosure, dogs, news, sale of goods by sally

‘As we all know, the acquisition of puppies during lockdown has gone through the roof with the inevitable sad consequences of remorse followed by neglect and even abandonment. Dog theft has spiralled as the market responds by escalating the price of pedigree puppies.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th April 2021

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Tough new rules aim to make electrical goods last longer – The Guardian

‘Tougher rules are being introduced to make appliances such as fridges, washing machines and TVs cheaper to run and last longer, the government has said.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2021

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UK mobile phone firms to be banned from selling locked handsets – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2020 in consumer protection, news, ombudsmen, sale of goods, telecommunications by sally

‘Mobile phone companies are to be banned from selling devices that are locked into specific networks to make it easier for customers to switch providers.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2020

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Consultation to update Victorian-era transfer of ownership rules – Law Commission

Posted July 29th, 2020 in consultations, Law Commission, news, sale of goods by tracey

‘The Law Commission has today [27 July 2020] launched a consultation on draft legislation to reform Victorian-era rules which still apply to consumers today.’

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Law Commission, 27th July 2020

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Regulatory Update: The Tobacco Products Directive – 3PB

Posted June 12th, 2020 in chambers articles, EC law, news, practice directions, sale of goods, smoking by sally

‘The Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) (“the Directive”) came into force on 19 May 2014, becoming applicable in Member States on 20 May 2016. This article provides a brief update on UK product regulation law as applicable from 20 May 2020.’

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3PB, 4th June 2020

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Gregor Fisken Limited v Mr Bernard Carl – Monckton Chambers

Posted June 11th, 2020 in agency, contracts, news, sale of goods by sally

‘The widely reported case of Gregor Fisken Limited v Mr Bernard Carl [2020] EWHC 1385 (Comm) involved one of the world’s rarest and most expensive cars, a $44m Ferrari 250 GTO Series 1 coupé, and its lost (and found) original gearbox. After a week-long trial in the High Court, it was held that the defendant seller was acting in breach of contract in failing to deliver the GTO’s original gearbox to the claimant buyer. The Court made an order for specific performance, requiring the seller to secure the delivery of the original gearbox to the buyer.’

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Monckton Chambers, June 2020

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Crossley & Ors v Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (the “VW NOx Emissions Group Litigation”) – Blackstone Chambers

‘The High Court has today handed down judgment in the VW NOx Emissions Group Litigation – the class action arising out of what is often described as the ‘emissions scandal’. Following a two-week trial of two preliminary issues, Mr Justice Waksman has found that the controversial engine software function amounts to a ‘defeat device’ for the purpose of EU law, and that previous findings of the relevant German authorities were binding on the High Court in that respect.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 6th April 2020

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Coronavirus: Public reassured over lockdown policing rules – BBC News

‘Downing Street says people can buy whatever they want from shops that remain open amid concerns some police are overstepping lockdown powers.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2020

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Divisional Court rejects Tesco judicial review challenge over criminal offences and food offered for sale after ‘use by’ date – Local Government Lawyer

‘Supermarket giant Tesco has lost a judicial review challenge over whether it was a criminal offence for a shop to offer food for sale, or otherwise place it on the market, after its labelled “use by” date.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th April 2020

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New UK taskforce to crack down on coronavirus profiteers – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2020 in competition, consumer protection, coronavirus, news, ombudsmen, sale of goods by sally

‘The competition watchdog is setting up a coronavirus taskforce to crack down on companies that cash in during the outbreak by bumping up prices or exploiting people’s fears with misleading claims about products.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2020

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New bill aims to protect UK shop workers from soaring abuse – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2020 in bills, news, police, sale of goods, statistics, threatening behaviour, violence by sally

‘Shop workers across the UK will be better protected from soaring levels of violence, verbal and physical abuse under proposed legislation to be put before the House of Commons.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2020

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Alcohol: Wales minimum pricing law comes into force – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2020 in alcohol abuse, health, news, price fixing, sale of goods, Wales by sally

‘As of Monday, retailers and any outlets serving alcohol must charge at least 50p a unit, meaning a typical bottle of wine costs no less than £4.69.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2020

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Tory minister admits UK breached court order banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia again – The Independent

‘The government has again admitted breaching a court order banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns they could be used in the Yemen war.’

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The Independent, 26th September 2019

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Government apologises for breaching court ruling against arms sales to Saudi Arabia – The Independent

‘The government has apologised for breaching a court ruling against the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the Yemen conflict.’

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The Independent, 16th September 2019

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Supreme Court to rule next week on implying condition restricting use of premises into planning permission – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 28th, 2019 in appeals, local government, news, planning, sale of goods, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week (3 July) rule on the London Borough of Lambeth’s appeal over whether a condition restricting the use of premises should be implied into a planning permission granted by the council, or, alternatively, whether the planning permission should be interpreted as containing such a condition.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th June 2019

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Lucy’s Law: Puppy farm ban set to be confirmed – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, news, sale of goods, standards by sally

‘A new law aimed at cracking down on so-called puppy farms in England is being presented to Parliament on Monday.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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