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Directive article Article 5 2. (b)
Article 6
Article 7
Article 8
Reference Justice of the Peace, 2008, vol 172, page 536-543
Country United Kingdom Legal Literature date 2008
Author V. SMITH Author initial
Title EN The Trade Descriptions Act 1968 is Dead: Long Live The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 Part 2 URL EN
Keywords entry into forcemisleading commercial practicesmisleading omissionsold case law

Head note

This article is the second of a three part article on the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, which implement the UCP Directive and substantially repeal the Trade Descriptions Act 1968.

This article focuses on the resulting statute and case law, specifically with respect to: (1) breach of professional diligence; (2) misleading actions; (3) misleading omissions; (4) offers to supply; (5) banned commercial practices; (6) misleading price indications; and (7) aggressive commercial practices.

The article includes a flow chart illustrating the elements of the misleading action and omission offences.

General note


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