Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lee Mason on Protecting Consumers from Unfair Terms in Standard Form Contracts

"Protecting consumers from unfair terms in standard form contracts: the UK approach" 
European Business Law Review
Vol. 26 (2015), Issue 2, pp 335-45
Abstract: This article examines the current UK consumer protection regime specifically relevant to unfair terms in standard form consumer contracts, as provided for by the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (pursuant to the European Union's Council Directive 93/13/EEC) and the solid body of case law that has grown around it. In particular, the article takes a closer look at the decision in Office of Fair Trading v. Ashbourne Management Services Ltd [2011] EWHC 1237 (Ch) and its impact on protecting UK consumers who enter into standard form gym club contracts.

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