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Conference 2000

The 2000 MOTOR LAW conference was held at the Royal Automobile Club on 16 February 2000.

The MOTOR LAW Conference has become a regular annual event, bringing together all those with an interest in legal topics affecting the motor industry, including in-house and outside legal advisers, commercial and technical managers, and those involved in more practical customer relations issues.


Here's what some of our delegates said afterwards.........

". . .one of the best programmes at a Motor Law Conference. It was varied and relevant."

"Interesting and thought provoking.." 

"All sessions very useful and and helpful."

"Very comprehensive handout pack"        "Usual good standard"
 

 

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The programme as usual covered a diverse range of topics of current interest chaired by David Evans the regular conference chairman. It was inevitable that competition issues would be included in the discussions and the first session of the day was the opportunity to hear a number of diverse views in a lively panel debate on competition policy and dealer agreements between Geraldine Tickle of solicitors Martineau Johnson, Phil Evans of the Consumers' Association, Andrew Tongue of the International Car Development Programme, and Trevor Finn of Pendragon PLC. 

Moving on to other areas where legislation is pending, Martin Bond from the Consumer Affairs Division of the DTI explained how the government might implement the EU Directive on Consumer Guarantees, and David Hulse from SMMT brought delegates up to date with the End of Life Directive, and a general update on consumer law cases followed from joint Motor Law editor Anthea Worsdall.

In the afternoon the spotlight shifted to advertising and marketing issues, with presentations from Fraser Grant of the Advertising Standards Authority on motor industry advertising, and from Stephen Groom of solicitors' Osborne Clarke on the EU Directive on Comparative advertising. Finally, a presentation from joint Motor Law editor Peter Groves on legal aspects of e-commerce brought proceedings to an end.


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