Category Archives: Company & Commercial

Consumer Rights Act 2015

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) received royal assent on 26 March 2015, and will come into force on 1 October 2015. The Act overhauls consumer rights and remedies in relation to defective goods, containing a number of important provisions, clarifying a previously unclear area of law, in particular Part 1 which treats consumer contracts…
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Modern Slavery Act – is your business caught?

From October new obligations under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act will apply to certain commercial organisations. Relevant organisations will be required to publish an annual anti-slavery and human trafficking statement, which may require significant auditing of their global supply chains and business. Is my organisation caught? The obligations apply to ‘commercial organisations’ above…
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Do businesses understand competition law?

This spring, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) published a study on UK businesses’ awareness and understanding of competition law, understanding of anti-competitive behaviors, and penalties for any violations. The study included interviews of more than one thousand senior personnel with responsibility for sales at private sector businesses in the UK. Among other questions, they…
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