A Practical Guide to The Consumer Protection Act

Posted: 25/11/2022

For many years after the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (the “CPA”) came into force, it remained something of an unknown quantity. There was little EU or domestic case law on many of the key provisions, including on the fundamental question of what was meant by ‘defect’.

More recently, there have been a number of significant cases which have helped shape our understanding of the CPA, but even now some areas remain surprisingly unclear, given that the CPA is now over 30 years old.

In this ‘Practical Guide to the CPA’, we will explore the critical parts of the legislation and the effect of recent case law, as well as looking at some of the remaining problem areas. We will also explore what effect Brexit has had and will continue to have in this arena.

To view the guide please click here 

If you have any queries, please contact the clerking team or the authors via the contact details provided in the guide.


Charles Dougherty KC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2013

Tom Fairclough

Call: 2015


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