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A Duty to Repair?

A photo of a pocket watch open for repair
Dr Tim Hülskötter
Date 01/12/2023 at 18.00 - 01/12/2023 at 19.15 Where Gatsby Room (Chancellor's Centre) & Zoom

How can you introduce protection of the environment into consumer contract law when this is detrimental to the protection of the consumer?

A photo of a pocket watch open for repair

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Overview

Imagine your new watch has a defect just five months after you bought it. Would you like a new watch, or would you like it repaired?

The EU currently works on a directive on common rules promoting the repair of goods. This directive introduces a new way of balancing consumer and environmental protection but fails to recognise that applicable directives were based on a different balancing process. The presentation shows what these different approaches are and how they shape the need for a holistic view on the amendment of the applicable law.

 

Speaker

Dr Tim Hülskötter is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for International Business Law at the University of Münster. He is a fully qualified lawyer in Germany, holds an LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution from University College London and received his PhD from the University of Münster. He currently is an Academic Visitor to the Centre for European and Legal Studies (CELS) at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting College Research Associate at 鶹ӾCollege Cambridge.

 

Details

This is a hybrid event, which will take place in-person in the Gatsby Room (Chancellor's Centre) and also on Zoom.

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Refreshments will be available for the in-person audience.

 

This event is jointly organised by the Humanities Society and the Sustainability & Conservation Research Hub.

 

Access

This event will take place in Gatsby Room on the first floor of the Chancellor's Centre. It has step-free access with a lift and there is an accessible toilet located each floor of the building.

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