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Woodroffe and Lowe's Consumer Law and Practice 10th ed isbn 9780414056121

Woodroffe and Lowe's Consumer Law and Practice 9th ed

ISBN13: 9780414027626
New Edition ISBN: 9780414056121
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414042407
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Woodroffe and Lowe's Consumer Law and Practice provides undergraduate students and those studying the LPC with concise yet comprehensive guidance on consumer law.

  • Takes an innovative problem-solving approach to the subject
  • Focuses on the types of problems most likely to arise or be encountered in real life and uses examples to explain how the law deals with such situations
  • Centred on domestic law including legislation transposing EU Directives
  • Analyses key cases including Carey v HSBC and the Supreme Court decision OFT v Abbey National
  • Covers the latest developments including changes to consumer protection
  • Includes the latest EU Consumer Credit Directive
  • Explains all the OFT Approved codes of practice
  • Provides a selection of County Court precedents supplied by a District Judge which highlight the practical applications of this book

Consumer Law
Part I: The Consumer and the Civil Law
"They say it isn't mine"
"It's a good little bus"
"It doesn't work"
"It will cost GBP1,000 to make them safe"
"Do I have to pay?"
"What are my remedies?"
"They say that I have signed away my rights"
"These small print terms seem very unfair"
"How do I enforce my rights without going to court?"
"What happens if I go to court?"
Part II: The Consumer and the Criminal Law
"The description misled me"
"The price was wrong"
"The goods aren't safe"
Crime and compensation
Part III: Administrative Control
Fair Trading
Part IV: Special Protection in Credit Transactions
The background to Consumer Credit
"What agreements are caught by the Act?"
Control of business activities
"I can't remember what I signed"
"Can I get out of the agreement?"
"The goods are defective"
"I have lost my credit card"
"I can't afford to pay"
"I want to see my credit file"
Proposals for reform
The European Union dimension