Welcome to the July 2015 edition of ContractAlert, in which we:
Incoming legislation: the Consumer Rights Act 2015
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 will bring significant changes to UK consumer protection laws.
The Act has two main effects:
The Act has been designed to operate in harmony with the distance and doorstep selling laws, which were reworked last year by the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013.
The core provisions of the Act are expected to come into force on 1 October 2015.
All businesses providing goods, services or digital content to consumers should be reviewing their legal documentation and contracting procedures to ensure they comply with the new laws. We will be updating all relevant SEQ templates to reflect the new laws during September.
Recent court decisions
Recent months have seen a handful of judgments relating to intellectual property rights that will be of particular interested to companies that do business online.
SEQ document updates
Over the past couple of months, we have updated the following template documents on Website Contracts.
If you purchased any of these documents in the last 12 months, you are entitled to a copy of the updated version. If you would like a copy, please let us know.
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