Category: Consumer Rights

EU Representative Actions Clear Last Hurdle

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

A new law allowing groups of EU consumers to launch collective actions against traders has passed through the final stages of the legislative process and will enter into force soon.

EU Puts Consumer Rights Back on the Agenda

Edward Turtle and Julia Maskell

Key points in the European Commission’s New Consumer Agenda, which sets out plans for EU consumer policy to 2025.

All Together Now (Part 2) – One step closer to Collective Redress in Europe

Carol Holley, Jamie Humphreys, Corinne Robinson and Edward Turtle

The Council of the European Union adopted its position at first reading on the draft directive on consumer collective redress in the EU.

WEBCAST: The Final (Brexit) Countdown

Preparing your business for international trade and product safety & compliance legislation changes come January 1. The reality of the most significant shake-up of UK trade in living memory is fast approaching. Come January 1, 2021, businesses manufacturing, importing and distributing products in the UK will be subject to a […]

United Nations starts work to move the needle on International Consumer Product Safety

Claire Temple and Rod Freeman

The United Nations Review Conference on Competition and Consumer Protection Law and Policy has just adopted a “Recommendation to Prevent Cross-Border Distribution of Known Unsafe Consumer Products” – here’s our quick snapshot…

Productwise 3-2-1

Tracey Bischofberger, Matt Howsare and Claire Temple

Productwise 3-2-1, our monthly bite-sized digest of the current key issues in products law.

The New Consumer Agenda: public consultations on two new EU consumer law initiatives

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

The EU is consulting on two important consumer law initiatives which would introduce new requirements for online transactions, information on repairability and the lifespan of products, and measures to curb premature product obsolescence. These changes would have lasting effects for products sold in the EU.

EU representative actions: do they represent a major consumer rights shakeup?

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

We consider the implications of a new EU Directive to introduce representative actions for breaches of certain EU laws, including consumer rights, product liability and product safety legislation.