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Introduction of Consumer Rights Act 2015 – What you need to know

1st October 2015 marks a significant change in consumer law with the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 coming into force, replacing and updating much well-known legislation (such as the Unfair Contract Terms Act, the Sale of Goods Act and the Distance Selling Regulations), and the changes are vital for all consumer-facing businesses, whether you sell goods or supply services.

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Commercial

Do I have to demonstrate good faith?

A number of countries, particularly our fellow EU member states, have a statutory duty of good faith, meaning any party that enters into a contract must act dutifully and in good faith towards all other parties to that contract. For example, the German Civil Code states that every contracting party “has a duty to perform according to the requirements of good faith, taking customary practice into consideration”.

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