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Markets and the Law: Markets and the Law


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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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Vulnerable Consumers and the Law Consumer Protection and Access to Justice

Vulnerable Consumers and the Law: Consumer Protection and Access to Justice

1st Edition

Edited By Christine Riefa, Severine Saintier
October 28, 2020

This book charts the difficulties encountered by vulnerable consumers in their access to justice, through the contributions of prominent authors (academic, practitioners and consultants) in the field of consumer law and access to justice. It demonstrates that despite the development of ADR, access...

The Future of the Law of Contract

The Future of the Law of Contract

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Furmston
May 26, 2020

The Future of the Law of Contract brings together an impressive collection of essays on contract law. Taking a comparative approach, the aim of the book is to address how the law of contract will develop over the next 25 years, as well as considering the ways in which changes to the way that ...

Private Law, Nudging and Behavioural Economic Analysis The Mandated-Choice Model

Private Law, Nudging and Behavioural Economic Analysis: The Mandated-Choice Model

1st Edition

By Antonios Karampatzos
January 17, 2020

Offering a fresh perspective on "nudging", this book uses legal paternalism to explore how legal systems may promote good policies without ignoring personal autonomy. It suggests that the dilemma between inefficient opt-in rules and autonomy restricting opt-out schemes fails to realistically ...

Consumer Protection, Automated Shopping Platforms and EU Law

Consumer Protection, Automated Shopping Platforms and EU Law

1st Edition

By Christiana N. Markou
September 26, 2019

This book looks at two technological advancements in the area of e-commerce, which dramatically seem to change the way consumers shop online. In particular, they automate certain crucial tasks inherent in the ‘shopping’ activity, thereby relieving consumers of having to perform them. These are ...

Credit, Consumers and the Law After the global storm

Credit, Consumers and the Law: After the global storm

1st Edition

Edited By Karen Fairweather, Paul O'Shea, Ross Grantham
August 14, 2018

Consumer law, particularly consumer credit law, is characterised by increasingly complex regulation in Western economies. Reacting to the Global Financial Crisis, governments in the UK, the EU, Australia, New Zealand and the United States have adopted new laws dealing with consumer credit, ...

Comparative Consumer Sales Law

Comparative Consumer Sales Law

1st Edition

Edited By Geraint Howells, Christian Twigg-Flesner, Hans-W. Micklitz, Chen Lei
December 11, 2017

For many years, legislators around the world have responded to the particular needs of consumers by introducing dedicated rules for consumer sales contracts. In the European Union, a significant push came through the adoption of the Consumer Sales Directive (99/44/EC). Elsewhere in the world, ...

Consumer Protection Law

Consumer Protection Law

2nd Edition

By Geraint Howells, Stephen Weatherill
June 20, 2005

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 ...

Rethinking EU Consumer Law

Rethinking EU Consumer Law

1st Edition

By Geraint Howells, Christian Twigg-Flesner, Thomas Wilhelmsson
August 02, 2017

In Rethinking EU Consumer Law, the authors analyse the development of EU consumer law on the basis of a number of clear themes, which are then traced through specific areas. Recurring themes include the artificiality of the EU’s consumer image, the problems created by the drive towards maximum ...

Personal Insolvency Law, Regulation and Policy

Personal Insolvency Law, Regulation and Policy

1st Edition

By David Milman
March 06, 2017

As the radical reforms contained in the Enterprise Act 2002 have come fully on-stream, Personal Insolvency Law has become a major focus of attention. At the same time, all evidence points to increasing levels of personal debt with the consequential rise in bankruptcies. Personal Insolvency Law, ...

Cyber Consumer Law and Unfair Trading Practices

Cyber Consumer Law and Unfair Trading Practices

1st Edition

By Cristina Coteanu
November 25, 2016

Of great interest to practitioners, policymakers and academics - as well as to consumers and traders in general - this timely work addresses all important legal and practical issues that arise in connection with online trading. This important work outlines the existing legislation and legal ...

Information Rights and Obligations A Challenge for Party Autonomy and Transactional Fairness

Information Rights and Obligations: A Challenge for Party Autonomy and Transactional Fairness

1st Edition

By André Janssen, Geraint Howells
November 11, 2016

Information requirements have become a key element of consumer policy at the European level and are also gaining increasing importance in all other areas of private law. The law stipulates that information provided should not be misleading and also involves requirements regarding the fairness and ...

Fairness in Consumer Contracts The Case of Unfair Terms

Fairness in Consumer Contracts: The Case of Unfair Terms

1st Edition

By Chris Willett
August 26, 2016

This book focuses on unfair contract terms in consumer contracts, in particular the existing legislation and the proposals by the Law Commissions for a new unified regime. In this context it considers, in particular, what we mean by fairness (both procedurally and in substance); the tools used; the...

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