Private Law, Nudging and Behavioural Economic Analysis: The Mandated-Choice Model
Comparative Consumer Sales Law
Rethinking EU Consumer Law
Personal Insolvency Law, Regulation and Policy
Cyber Consumer Law and Unfair Trading Practices
Information Rights and Obligations: A Challenge for Party Autonomy and Transactional Fairness
Statutory Priorities in Corporate Insolvency Law: An Analysis of Preferred Creditor Status
January 31, 2020
Offering a fresh perspective on "nudging", this book uses legal paternalism to explore how legal systems may promote good policies without ignoring personal autonomy. It suggests that the dilemma between inefficient opt-in rules and autonomy restricting opt-out schemes fails to realistically...
Christiana N. Markou
September 26, 2019
This book looks at two technological advancements in the area of e-commerce, which dramatically seem to change the way consumers shop online. In particular, they automate certain crucial tasks inherent in the ‘shopping’ activity, thereby relieving consumers of having to perform them. These are...
Karen Fairweather, Paul O'Shea, Ross Grantham
August 14, 2018
Consumer law, particularly consumer credit law, is characterised by increasingly complex regulation in Western economies. Reacting to the Global Financial Crisis, governments in the UK, the EU, Australia, New Zealand and the United States have adopted new laws dealing with consumer credit,...
Geraint Howells, Christian Twigg-Flesner, Hans-W. Micklitz, Chen Lei
December 11, 2017
For many years, legislators around the world have responded to the particular needs of consumers by introducing dedicated rules for consumer sales contracts. In the European Union, a significant push came through the adoption of the Consumer Sales Directive (99/44/EC). Elsewhere in the world,...
Geraint Howells, Christian Twigg-Flesner, Thomas Wilhelmsson
August 02, 2017
In Rethinking EU Consumer Law, the authors analyse the development of EU consumer law on the basis of a number of clear themes, which are then traced through specific areas. Recurring themes include the artificiality of the EU’s consumer image, the problems created by the drive towards maximum...
March 06, 2017
As the radical reforms contained in the Enterprise Act 2002 have come fully on-stream, Personal Insolvency Law has become a major focus of attention. At the same time, all evidence points to increasing levels of personal debt with the consequential rise in bankruptcies. Personal Insolvency Law,...
November 25, 2016
Of great interest to practitioners, policymakers and academics - as well as to consumers and traders in general - this timely work addresses all important legal and practical issues that arise in connection with online trading. This important work outlines the existing legislation and legal...
Michelle Kelly-Louw, Peter Rott, James P. Nehf
November 11, 2016
Effective regulation of consumer credit in modern society is an ever-changing challenge. As new forms of credit emerge in free societies, regulation often lags behind. This volume explores contemporary problems related to the regulation of consumer credit in market economies with a focus on credit...
André Janssen, Geraint Howells
November 11, 2016
Information requirements have become a key element of consumer policy at the European level and are also gaining increasing importance in all other areas of private law. The law stipulates that information provided should not be misleading and also involves requirements regarding the fairness and...
Christopher F. Symes
September 09, 2016
Who enjoys statutory preferred creditor status? What justifications exist for jurisdictions to maintain statutes that favour 'priority' creditors over other creditors and contributories? This book examines preferential debts derived from specific legislative provisions applying to corporate...
August 26, 2016
This book focuses on unfair contract terms in consumer contracts, in particular the existing legislation and the proposals by the Law Commissions for a new unified regime. In this context it considers, in particular, what we mean by fairness (both procedurally and in substance); the tools used; the...
July 28, 2015
Online auctions have undergone many transformations and continue to attract millions of customers worldwide. However these popular platforms remain understudied by legal scholars and misunderstood by legislators. This book explores the legal classification of online auction sites across a range of...