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Title: Specific Challenges of Consumer Protection in Distance Selling Contracts: A Comparison of the Laws of England and Iraq on the Duty to Provide Pre-Contractual Information and the Right of Cancellation
Author(s): Mohammed, Nazar A
Supervisor(s): Little, Tikus
McArdle, David
Keywords: Distance Selling Contracts
The Duty to Provide Pre- contractual Information and the Right of Cancellation
Issue Date: 10-Jul-2018
Publisher: University of Stirling
Abstract: This study has covered the duty to provide pre-contractual information and the right of cancellation, the two important key areas of consumer protection in distance selling contracts. These two protection models are invented to rebalance the distance contract in favour of the consumer albeit differently. The duty to provide information rebalances the contract in terms of information, and the right of cancellation provides the distance consumer with an opportunity to rethink the decision about the contract. The study has looked at pertinent laws of distance selling contracts in England and Iraq. In doing so, the study has followed comparative and analytical methodology, whereby strengths and weaknesses, similarities and dissimilarities between the selected laws under a chosen theme are addressed. The aim is to explore problems and loopholes, which may need future amendments, including legal gaps, ambiguity, and incomplete treatment. During the study, specific challenges related to the theme of study are critically analysed. Apparently, the quantity and type of information required, the time and manner of sending information, and the remedy available at the breach are challenges of the information requirements. Challenges of the right of cancellation are the conditions and effects of using the right. The study has concluded that many aspects of protection under both laws need further improvements. The need for changes is more obvious with Iraqi Law than English Law, where distance selling protection has not been recognised yet.
Type: Thesis or Dissertation

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