Archive for the 'unfair commercial practices' Category

Brothers jailed over Lapland New Forest park – BBC News

“Two brothers have been jailed for misleading thousands of customers at a Lapland-themed park on the Hampshire and Dorset border.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th March 2011


Brothers guilty of Lapland con – The Independent

“Two brothers were convicted today of misleading thousands of customers into visiting a what they claimed was a Lapland-style theme park.”

Full story

The Independent, 18th February 2011


Gold-buying websites forced to change trading practices – The Guardian

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has clamped down on gold-buying websites, forcing three firms to make changes to their business practices and two to cease trading altogether.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2011


Office of Fair Trading v Purely Creative Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Office of Fair Trading v Purely Creative Ltd and others [2011] EWHC 106 (Ch); [2011] WLR (D) 34

“For the purposes of applying the causation test in regulations 5 and 6 of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 the combined effect of all relevant misleading acts and omissions had first to be ascertained, and then subjected to the test whether, taken in the aggregate, it would probably cause the average consumer to take a transactional decision which he would not otherwise have taken.”

WLR Daily, 3rd February 2011


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

High Court backs OFT’s action against scratchcard promoters –

“A series of linked scratchcard promotion companies must fundamentally change the way they do business or stop operating after the High Court ruled their promotions were unlawful.”

Full story, 3rd February 2011


Consumer laws undermined by gaps and complexity, say Law commissions –

“Consumers face many situations in which a trader has broken unfair trading regulations but they have no direct course of action, the Law Commission and Law Commission of Scotland have said. Laws that could cover consumers are too complex, they said.”

Full story, 25th October 2010


A fake eBay bidder in County Durham must pay £5,000 – BBC news

“The first eBay seller to be prosecuted for bidding in his own auctions to boost prices has been ordered to pay nearly £5,000 in fines and costs.”

Full story

BBC News, 5th July 2010


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