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Consumer Protection Law

2nd Edition

By Geraint Howells, Stephen Weatherill


704 pages

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This fully revised and updated second edition of Consumer Protection Law introduces the reader to the substantive law of consumer protection in the United Kingdom, the emphasis being on the place of United Kingdom law within an evolving European legal system and also on the need to draw upon comparative experience. The book not only seeks to place consumer protection in its purely black-letter context but also draws upon wider readings to show that consumer protection law is a complex area of law which reflects and shapes the individual citizen's position within the modern economy.


Consumer Protection Law…is one of the best text books on consumer law. It provides an extremely accessible, thoughtful and thorough account of consumer protection law…The authors explain even the most complicated issue with ease…this is a fantastic text. It is extremely well-written, accessible and provides a superb account of consumer law.' Student Law Journal

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; The map of consumer protection law; European Union consumer policy; The quality of goods and services; Product and service liability; Unfair terms; Consumer credit: private law; Regulation of trade practices from doorstep to internet; Trade descriptions, advertising and unfair commercial practices; Public regulation of consumer credit; Consumer safety; The regulatory offence; Competition policy and the consumer interest; Consumer law enforcement in England and Wales; Access to Justice; Index.

About the Authors

Geraint G. Howells is Professor of Law at the University of Manchester, and Barrister at Gough Square Chambers, UK. Stephen Weatherill is Professor of Law at the University of Oxford, UK.

About the Series

Markets and the Law

Markets and the Law
Markets and the Law is concerned with the way the law interacts with the market through regulation, self-regulation and the impact of private law regimes. It looks at the impact of regional and international organizations (eg EC and WTO) and many of the works adopt a comparative approach and/or appeal to an international audience. Examples of subjects covered include trade laws, intellectual property, sales law, insurance, consumer law, banking, financial markets, labour law, environmental law and social regulation affecting the market as well as competition law. The series includes texts covering a broad area, monographs on focused issues, and collections of essays dealing with particular themes.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Legal Profession