Consumer protection

This month’s In Focus provides a timely exploration of updates to consumer law in light of the European Commission’s recent ‘New Deal for Consumers’ proposals.

Our resident EU Justice Policy Advisor, Rita Giannini has provided us with this month’s Viewpoint, giving a useful oversight of the new proposals as well as their intended aims. Meanwhile, our guest contributor Simone Cuomo, Senior Legal Advisor at CCBE, has written a piece on the CCBE’s response to the proposals, outlining their potential pitfalls.

Additionally, we are pleased to have an article from our Junior Lawyer’s Division on the sugar tax, as well as various legislative and Law Society event updates.

Is the Sugar Tax set to leave a sour taste in consumers' mouths?

31 May 2018By Sam Salter-Galbraith

The Soft Drinks Industry Regulations 2018, otherwise known as the “Sugar Tax”, came into force on 6 April 2018 and will impact consumers, producers and practitioners alike. 

It is time for Europe to solve the issue of dual quality of products

31 May 2018

Olga Sehnalová MEP gives her persective on past developments and the future work that needs to be done to protect consumers from the problem dual quality of food products across the European Union.

CCBE comments on the proposed Directive regarding collective redress

31 May 2018

On 18 May, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) issued a set of preliminary comments on the recently published proposal from the Commission for a Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers.

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