Consumer Law CPD - Course Overview
Consumer Law is concerned with protecting consumer rights when they buy a product or service. Lawyers practising in consumer law need to be able to advise their clients as to whether their rights as a consumer have actually been violated with reference to any type of product including whether they have been mis-sold a product such as PPI (Payment Protection Insurance). Lawyers not only need to be aware of recent Office of Fair Trading rulings but of a wide range of consumer related legislation.
CPD training for consumer law practitioners is an essential part of keeping them up to date with the latest developments and a necessity for all qualified solicitors and barristers. A list of CPD accredited courses has been provided to help lawyers find the most suitable course for their area of practise in consumer law. Further courses can be found by registering for our free automated course update service.
Consumer Law CPD training does not have to be classroom-based but can be in the form of conferences, seminars and even online with webinar or podcasts. Check through a range of consumer law CPD training courses and make your necessary CPD training more relevant and enjoyable.
CPD Accredited Training
Consumer Law Update – Live Venue – CPD hours 6
The Trade Descriptions Act 1968, the rules on misleading pricing, and the Misleading Advertising Regulation, have all been replaced by the EC Directive on Unfair Commercial Practices. Developments such as these are covered on this CPD course as well as the improvements to consumers’ rights when buying defective goods.
This seminar takes a close look at unfair commercial practices and the scope of the new law in terms of criminal offences and enforcement, and the worst of unfair practices. It also looks at what the ‘average user’ is and how to recognise them and hat it means to withhold ‘material information’.
It also examines the supply of goods and services, statutory implied terms and how consumer contracts are affected by unfair terms. Both consumer and non-consumer customers are considered as well as various exclusions and limitations of liability.
The concept of distance selling is also covered by highlighting what distance selling is as well as consumers’ rights under a distance selling scenario. The area of civil remedies is also addressed such as breaches of contract which can attract damages as well as consumers’ remedies covered by the Sale & Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002.
It touches on the extended warranties and liability for free guarantees and enforcement orders.
Consumer Credit - The Latest Developments – Seminar – CPD hours 3
Consumer Credit Law has become more complicated since the Consumer Credit Act 2006 and a number of new or amended laws being introduced. Lawyers need to be consistently updated on the latest consumer protection legislation.
This seminar earns lawyers three CPD hours and provides an overview of the CCA 1974 framework and outlines when the Act applies. It looks at:
• recent changes to the definition on an individual under the new Act
• financial limits
• categories of exemption, and
• the remedies it provides to consumers and creditors as well as the role the Courts play in providing them
It also discusses the many grounds upon which consumers can challenge hire and credit agreements as well as recent judicial decisions.
Effective Consumer Protection for Accidents Abroad – Webinar – CPD hours 1
Holidays are a complex item purchased by families and individuals throughout the UK and lawyers representing consumers that have been involved in accidents abroad need to be constantly kept abreast of current legislation.
It looks at what to do if a client is injured abroad or if a travel firm collapses. It also looks into the new “Flight – Plus” 2012 ATOL Regulations and explores the standards that hotels overseas must comply with as well as when a claim can be made and for what? It looks at the necessary proof required to make a successful claim.