Drafting Consumer Contracts - Practical Issues & Potential Developments
This new virtual classroom seminar is aimed at legal professionals who may need to draft or review contracts for use between a business and a consumer, whether this be standard contracts for use with large corporations or contracts between a small trader and a consumer.
It will cover the current position in English law, but also potential developments that may result from Brexit and how divergence between the UK and the EU law may arise in the future.
There will be emphasis on practical issues that may arise in the drafting process, from a practitioner with extensive experience in this area.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- When is a contract a consumer contract, and what are the implications for this?
- On premises, off-premises and distance contracts - What are the information requirements of the Consumer Contracts (Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and how to best comply with them?
- When is there a right of cancellation, and how to best protect the trader in this situation?
- Limitations of liability - To what extent is it possible to limit or exclude liability given the requirements of the Consumer Rights Act 2015, and what are the hidden pitfalls of these provisions?
- Unfair contract terms - What is the law in this area, and what are the risks for traders? Common clauses that might be considered unfair, and where possible how to avoid the risk of challenge
- What other legislation does a drafter need to be aware of?
- The future - Is the position likely to charge as a result of or after Brexit, and if so how?
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.