The Breaching of Limits on Ticket Sales Regs 2018

20 July

In this article, Alison Lambert considers the scope and implications of the new Breaching of Limits on Ticket Sales Regulations 2018.


Blockchain Links to Cybercrime have been Overplayed

11 December

Jeremy Barnett and others consider the risks posed by Blockchains and the perceived links to Cybercrime


Consumer Rights Act 2015 – Summary

14 April

This article summarises the most significant changes being introduced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015, when it comes into force on 1st October 2015.


Video Recordings Act 1984 and the restraint of trade

30 March

There is an inherent conflict between free trade and any regime which requires all products to be classified before they can be placed on the market. This article provides an introduction to this issue as it affects the classification of video works in the UK. Consideration is given to the purpose and colourful history of […]


Radical Increase in Sentencing Powers for Magistrates

27 March

Businesses and individuals summarily convicted of certain offences now face unlimited fines, since the previous statutory maximum of £5,000 has been lifted. Section 85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into force on the 12th of March this year and has significantly enhanced the sentencing powers of the Magistrates’ […]


Future of Internet Regulation

18 February

This article highlights the regulatory challenges posed by the rapid development of the Internet of Things and other technological advances. Issues relating to cryptocurrencies, crowdfunding, data protection and the recent decision in ‘Grace & George v Black Horse Ltd’ are considered.


New Consumer Compensation Rights

06 November

Iain Macdonald reviews the new rights of civil redress under CPUT and considers the potential impact of the upcoming Consumer Rights Bill.


The Consumer Rights Directive – key concepts

08 September

The implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive 2011 (‘the Directive’) has recently been completed in the United Kingdom, primarily through the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/3134) (‘the Consumer Contracts Regulations’). This article will discuss some of the key concepts contained in the Consumer Rights Directive, an understanding of which […]


Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regs 2008 – Review of Developments

20 August

Review of the recent European and U.K. caselaw on the interpretation of the increasingly important Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.


Ticket fees – a fair price?

04 July

Commercial analysis: Will ticket companies play fair? James Ross of Gough Square discusses the Which? investigation into ticket fees and advises that a fine commercial balance needs to be achieved between avoiding regulatory enforcement action with associated negative publicity and remaining competitive in the market.