On the 1st of October the new Consumer Rights Act came into force. The new Act replaces three major pieces of consumer law - but what does this mean for you, the consumer? Barbara Davies - a Senior Consumer Advice Caseworker at QualitySolicitors Devonalds - gives her thoughts on the new Act and outlines some of the changes it brings:
And so the legal aid bill has ended its ignominious passage through Parliament and received Royal Assent. It is, without a doubt, one of the most controversial pieces of legislation to come out of this most controversial of governments and will, also without a doubt, eviscerate the legal aid system.