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CJEU bans non animal milk based dairy descriptions

21 June

In C-422/16 BSV v GMBH the CJEU interpreted the requirement in Regulation 1308/2013 that for a product to trade with a description associated with a dairy based product (such as “milk”, “cheese”, “cream” etc) then that product must be one which is based on the “normal mammary secretion obtained from one or more milking” (i.e. […]


CMA publishes initial findings in care home market study

15 June

Following its market study which launched in December 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has published its initial findings into the care home sector. The CMA’s initial findings highlight the following concerns in the care home sector: People are struggling to get the information they need to make informed decisions about care; Complaints procedures […]


June’s PLC Column: Identifying the “Consumer” in Consumer Credit

12 June

In June’s Practical Law regulated lending column, Ruth Bala considers the relevance of the traditional concept of a “consumer” to consumer credit. She also examines the impact of the recent decision in Ashfaq v International Insurance Company of Hannover plc [2017] EWCA Civ 357 on the scope of that definition. The column can be read […]