MSE News: Doorstep cancellation rights reinforced following landmark court ruling

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Consumer Rights
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Consumer Rights
The legal right to cancel 'doorstep' contracts has been reinforced following a landmark Supreme Court ruling...
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Doorstep cancellation rights reinforced following landmark court ruling

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  • He's had a long hard fight, without much support it seems until the later stages.

    Well done him.

    My question is this - what did it cost him in terms of his time and money to pursue this?
  • SoolerSooler Forumite
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    Why was this overlooked by the small claims court "the regulations weren't enforceable as Swift hadn't given Robertson notice of his right to cancel."
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    edited 21 September 2014 at 1:56PM
    Sooler wrote: »
    Why was this overlooked by the small claims court "the regulations weren't enforceable as Swift hadn't given Robertson notice of his right to cancel."

    What do you mean overlooked? The small claims based its decision/rejection on the contract not being concluded in one visit.

    The judgement of the court of appeal was....bizarre to say the least. They seem to have completely disregarded how law should be interpreted basically because they don't like the idea of people creating contracts and cancelling them because they got a cheaper deal elsewhere.

    This might help make more sense of it:
    http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2014/50.html
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  • MarkthesharkMarktheshark Forumite
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    You should always view a county court as the first hurdle to justice.
    They are speculative judgements that are judges opinions and they can and often do ignore the law in making those judgements.
    Where you believe case law or legalisation to be in your favour, be prepared to appeal .

    A toast to the guy for fighting.
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  • unholyangelunholyangel Forumite
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    You should always view a county court as the first hurdle to justice.
    They are speculative judgements that are judges opinions and they can and often do ignore the law in making those judgements.
    Where you believe case law or legalisation to be in your favour, be prepared to appeal .

    A toast to the guy for fighting.

    And a red neck for the court of appeal. They seriously dropped the ball on that one.
    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means - Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
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