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General clauses and the competing ethics of european consumer law in the UK

Willett, C (2012) 'General clauses and the competing ethics of european consumer law in the UK.' Cambridge Law Journal, 71 (2). 412 - 440. ISSN 0008-1973

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Abstract

EU ‘general clauses’ on fairness offer significant potential for improved consumer protection. However, the Supreme Court has interpreted the unfair terms general clause and a related provision by reference to an underlying ethic of self interest and self reliance'; and the same approach is possible under the unfair practices general clauses. This is a significant threat to consumer protection. A more protective ethic may be intended at EU level; and a particular line of argument may be needed to persuade the Supreme Court of this. © 2012, Cambridge Law Journal and Contributors. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2013 10:01
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 18:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5887

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