Online contracts

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To make on online contract legally binding there must be an offer, acceptance, an intention to form legal relations, and certainty of terms. Offer, acceptance and incorporation of terms are of particular importance when forming a contract online. This piece is going to briefly discuss the formation of a contract online. Offer and acceptance: A […]

Consumer cancellation rights

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With regards to products being purchased online the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (CCR’s) shows that consumers should be given extra protection. This is because they will not have the opportunity to inspect the goods until they receive them, in contrast to when a consumer shops on the high street in […]

The information you must give to consumers

Schedule 2 of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (CCR’s) contains a list of specific pre-contractual information, which must be given to consumers when contracts are concluded at a distance (online). It includes: The identity of the trader, which includes the contact details of the trader’s business. The main characteristics of […]

UK Government are being challenged once again, it’s about Covid-19 contracts this time

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The Good Law Project has challenged the Government on its hiding of Covid-19 spending. The challenge led the Government to disclose that the Department of Health has given £17 billion worth of contracts to private companies since April. However, details about £4.4 billion of these Covid-19 contracts have not been published. The Government are required […]

What is a click-wrap contract?

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A common and effective method used by many traders is known as a click-wrap contract or, an end user licence agreement in the context of software licence agreements. A click-wrap contract is achieved by designing the website so that the customer is unable to complete their order until, they have scrolled down the full terms […]

Is it an offer or an invitation to treat?

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When it comes to forming contracts, whether electronically or by any other manner, there are some vital factors that must exist for the contract to be enforceable. These are, offer, acceptance, consideration, and an intention to form legal relations. However, there can sometimes be confusion as to whether it is an offer or a mere […]

How to write a business to consumer contract (Fairness Test)

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Business to consumer contracts must be written a certain way for them to be binding and enforceable. A written term of a consumer contract or consumer notice must be transparent. Transparency means that the term should be comprehensible and understandable to the consumer. A term or notice that is unfair is not legally binding on […]

How to write a business to consumer contract (Transparency Test)

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Business to consumer contracts must be written a certain way for them to be binding and enforceable. A written term of a consumer contract or notice must be transparent. A term or notice that is unfair is not legally binding on consumers. The Competitions and Markets Authority and other bodies can take action to stop […]

How to write a business to consumer contract (Blacklisted Terms)

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Other articles have looked at the fairness and transparency test that apply to contract terms in more detail. However, there are some prohibited terms known as the blacklist. There are also grey listed terms which could be classed as unfair and fail the fairness test. Another article will discuss the grey list in more detail […]

How to write a business to consumer contract (Grey Listed Terms)

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Other articles have looked at the fairness and transparency tests that apply to contract terms in detail. There are both blacklisted (prohibited) and grey listed terms. This article will discuss the grey listed terms in more detail whilst another will look at the blacklist. Schedule 2 of the Consumer Rights Act demonstrates the meaning of […]