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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Motor Law volume 12 no 12

The end of volume 12 means it's 24 years since we launched Motor Law. It's hard to know what to say, except that this edition covers:
  • The OFT's approval of the car repair and servicing codes of practice
  • The OFT's action against Carcraft
  • The launch of the Right to Choose Campaign
  • A Court of Appeal case on extended warranties
  • Websites reviewed for compliance with consumer credit law
  • Tyre labelling confusion
  • Payments for promoting goods or services using social media
  • Clocking prosecutions
  • Unfair dismissal for Facebook post
  • Supreme Court endorses use of common sense by judges
  • What does "consent not to be unreasonably withheld" mean?
  • Limitation periods
  • Changing the terms of a contract
  • Insurers may become liable for delays in paying
  • Hezbollah accused of using used cars to launder money (in the US)
  • Commission will investigate role of standards in car refrigerant market
  • OFT publishes revised guidance on competition law
  • Commission publishes advice on competition law compliance
  • Insurers agree limits to exchange of pricing information
  • It's not only the motor industry
  • Competition undertakings relating to petrol forecourts
  • Clearance for VW/D'Ieteren merger
  • Vehicle noise levels to be reduced
Please request a sample copy if you wish - let me have your email address and I'll send you a PDF.

Motor Law annual conference

This year's conference takes place on 1 March at the RAC. As usual we have an excellent set of speakers, including Axel Bierer from the European Commission who will - I hope - give us all the latest news on the block exemption. Well, all the news that he's allowed to give us.

We also have Law Commissioner David Hertzell, Chris Mason from Motor Codes Ltd, and Brian Spratt from the Right to Choose Campaign. Adrian Watts will present an update on consumer law developments from the last 12 months or so.

I hope to be able to announce more speakers soon, so bookmark this page and come back often. Here's the  flier about the conference with booking form attached, or you can just email me ( and reserve your place.