2nd Edition

Consumer Sales Law The Law Relating to Consumer Sales and Financing of Goods

By John Macleod, James Devenney Copyright 2007
    1152 Pages
    by Routledge-Cavendish

    Fully updated and revised, this comprehensive and informative textbook provides readers with an overview of current consumer sales law and equips them with a view of how this fast-changing subject has, and will continue to develop through the inclusion of new reform proposals.

    This book analyzes the interaction of consumer sales law with politics, the appeal of consumer protection to politicians and the influence of the European Union and the EU Directives. It also discusses the removal of consumer sales law from its traditional realm of legal professionals to consumer and debt advisors and public officials with the power to seek injunctions to protect consumers. In addition to this, it:

    • fully integrates both the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive 2005 and the Consumer Credit Act 2006 into the basic 1974 Act
    • explains how the sale of Goods Act 1979 has been modified by the 1999 Directive
    • combines the public protection of consumers under the Enterprise Act 2002 (e.g. Office of Fair Trading)
    • is supplemented by comprehensive e-updates on its Companion Website, keeping the content current between editions.

    Written by an author with forty years experience of teaching sales and finance law to undergraduates, this textbook is an essential tool for all undergraduates studying commercial and consumer sales law.

    Part 1: The Nature of the Contracts for the Supply of Goods  1. Introduction  2. Subject-Matter of the Supply Contract: Goods and Price  Part 2: Consumer Protection  3. Regulation of Business  4. Consumer Protection and the Criminal Law  5. Consumer Protection and Instalment Credit  6. Licensing  7. Moneylending  Part 3: Negotiating Supply Contracts  8. Seeking Business  9. Formalities of the Agreement  10. Formation of the Agreement  Part 4: The Contents of a Contract for the Supply of Goods  11. Contractual Terms  12. Undertakings as to Title  13. Undertakings as to Quantity and Quality  14. Undertakings as to Fitness and Satisfactory Quality  15. Other Implied Terms and Obligations  16. Financed Transactions  17. Product Liability  18. Exclusions and Disclaimers  Part 5: The Conveyance in Supply Contracts  19. The Effects of the Contract  20. The Passing of Property  21. The Transfer of Title  22. Risk and Impossibility  Part 6: The Price in Sale and Hire Purchase Contracts  23. Delivery and Possession  24. The Unpaid Supplier's Possessory Rights  25. Security for the Price  Part 7: Discharge, Enforcement and Remedies  26. Discharge of Contractual Obligations  27. Remedies of the Supplier: 'Creditor or Owner'  28. Enforcement by Public Authorities  29. Remedies of the Transferee: 'Debtor or Hirer'


    John Macleod retired from University in 2004, having taught sales and financing law to undergraduates for 40 years. Specialising in payment cards (including credit, charge and debit cards), he was for 20 years chief examiner in the finance industry. In retirement, he has at last found time to get to the bottom of the subject.