First published in 2007, The Yearbook of Consumer Law provides a valuable guide to developments in the consumer law field with a domestic, regional and international dimension.
The volume presents a range of peer-reviewed scholarly articles, analytical in approach and focusing on specific areas of consumer law such as sales, credit and safety, as well as more general issues, such as consumer law theory. The book also includes a section dedicated to significant developments during the period covered, such as key legislative developments or important court decisions.
The book provides an essential resource for all those, academic and practitioner, working in the areas of consumer law and policy.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Articles 2007. 1. Reasonable Expectations, Good Faith and Self-Regulatory Codes. Alan Barron. 2. Insolvent Sellers and Pre-paying Buyers. Robert Bradgate and Fidelma White. 3. Utility Regulation in a Small Island State – Ensuring a Fair Deal for Consumers in Malta. Paul Edgar Micallef. 4. No Closer to Harmonisation? The Implementation of Directive 1999/44/EC into English and German Law Three Years On. Peter Rott and Christian Twigg-Flesner. 5. Consumer Law and European Contract Law. Reiner Schulze. 6. The Notion of the Empowered and Informed Consumer in Consumer Policy and How to Protect the Vulnerable Under Such a Regime. Jules Stuyck. 7. The Links Between Competition Policy and Consumer Protection. Stephen Weatherill. 8. The Informed Consumer v the Vulnerable Consumer in European Unfair Commercial Practices Law – a Comment. Thomas Wilhelmsson. 9. Liability for Incorrect Installation and Other Services Associated with Consumer Goods. Chris Willett and David Oughton. 10. The Imperative for a Strong Regulatory Approach to Consumer Protection. Angela Yeoman-Clark. Part 2. Current Developments 2007. 11. The Italian Codice del Consumo – Improved Consumer Protection Through a New Codification? Barbara Pasa and Martin Weitenberg. 12. The General Product Safety Regulations 2005: Implementing Directive 2001/95-EC in the UK. Peter Cartwright. 13. Consumer Product Safety Regulation Reform in Australia: Ongoing Processes and Possible Outcomes. Luke Nottage. 14. Consumer Protection Act 1987 – New Code of Practice on Pricing. Richard Bragg. 15. The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive. Bertel de Groote and Kristof de Vulder. 16. easyCar (UK) Limited v Office of Fair Trading. Elizabeth Hall. 17. Preventing Consumer Credit Over-Commitment and Irresponsible Lending in Australia. Nicola Howell. 18. Consumer Credit Bill. Eva Lomnicka. 19. Linked Contracts and Doorstep Selling: Cas eNote on ECJ, Judgements of 25 October 2005, Cases C-350/03 – Schulte and C-229/04 – Crailsheimer Volksbank. Peter Rott. 20. Office of Fair Trading v MB Designs (Scotland) Limited and Others. Gillian Black. 21. Regulation EC 2006/2004 on Consumer Protection Co-operation. Sarah Kaye. 22. The Proposal for a European Small Claims Procedure. Mark Mildred. 23. Current Developments in Private International Law. Michel van Huffel.
Geraint Howells is Professor of Law at Lancaster University, and barrister at Gough Square Chambers. He has written widely on Consumer Law including Consumer Protection Law and EC Consumer Law published by Ashgate and regularly advises NGOs and governmental bodies. Annette Nordhausen is Lecturer in Law at the University of Sheffield. She was previously a lawyer in commercial practice in northern Germany and a member of the law faculty of UniversitÃ¤t Bremen. She has written mainly on contract related aspects of consumer law as well as e-commerce law (both in German and English). She advises government departments and has co-authored a number of studies for governement departments in the UK as well as in Germany. Deborah Parry is an independent consultant on consumer law matters, having previously been a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hull. She is the co-author of several standard works on consumer law and is consulted regularly by government departments, consumer law enforcement agencies and trade bodies. Christian Twigg-Flesner is Reader in Law at the University of Hull. His publications include Consumer Product Guarantees (Ashgate, 2003), and he has co-authored a number of reports for the Department of Trade and Industry.