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Law Commissions call for new law to be written to give consumers right to compensation – OUT-LAW.com

“A new law should be created giving consumers the right to take misleading and aggressive businesses to court, the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission have said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th April 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Beware of cut-price offers when you come to making your will – The Guardian

“We are told that writing a will is vital to secure the future of our loved ones. But many who set out with all the best of intentions, find that what should be a simple act is frustrated by ‘glaring errors’, pressure-selling, and over-inflated fees, according to the Law Society.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

OFT launches extended warranties investigation – The Guaridan

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to examine whether extended warranties for domestic electrical goods, a market worth more than £750m a year, offer consumers value for money.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Consumer Redress for Misleading and Aggressive Practices – Law Commission

“The consultation invites views on reforming the law for consumers on redress for misleading and aggressive commercial practices.”

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Law Commission, 12th April 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

Law Commission proposes new ‘Consumer Act’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“Consumers are finding it too hard to win compensation for misleading and aggressive trading practices and the law must be reviewed, the Law Commission said today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Consumers warned over deregulation of legal services – The Guardian

“The legal ombudsman has warned that consumers will need to take even greater care checking the regulatory status of firms offering legal services when the legal world experiences its equivalent of the big bang this autumn.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ofgem to tackle ‘complex and unfair energy bills’ – BBC News

“Regulator Ofgem has told energy firms they must offer simpler tariffs to help consumers compare prices.”

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BBC News, 21st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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