Consumer law in Scotland

Cowan Ervine

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Abstract

    Consumer Law in Scotland is the only book to examine consumer law from a Scottish perspective. It provides a practical and comprehensive guide to the law relating to consumer protection in Scotland. Consumer Law in Scotland discusses how purchasers of goods and services for private use are protected by means of criminal law, civil law and self-regulation. Account is taken of the organisations that protect or assist consumers, the impact of the EC, and the way in which consumers of services provided by central and local government are protected. Also consumer credit is explored, as are the ways in which the law seeks to control rogue traders and the various means by which consumer disputes can be settled. This third edition is updated to include new developments specifically the Office of Fair Trading, for example, which has been reorganised and its powers have been altered by the Enterprise Act 2000. In relation to the supply of goods there have been the major changes brought about by the Sale and Supply of Goods Regulations 2002 which introduce additional remedies for buyers and affect guarantees. The Enterprise Act 2000 Part 8 will shortly be brought into force and update the powers that can be used against so-called rogue traders. New small claims and summary cause rules are also covered. Particularly useful for legal practitioners and students, trading standards officers, Citizens Advice Bureaux and local authorities.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherW. Green
    ISBN (Print)0414015576
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • Consumer law
    • Consumer protection
    • Scots law

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