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Q&A Torts 2013-2014, 10th Edition by Janice Elliott Montague

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6

Product Liability

Introduction

Essay questions on the effect of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and the differences that it has made on product liability are a favoured mode of testing this area but, where problem questions are set, the student must take care to consider the common law that has not been affected by the 1987 Act.

Question 17

‘Although many manufacturers feared the introduction of the Consumer Protection Act 1987, they are in a no worse position since the Act than before.’

  • Critically discuss the above statement.

How to Answer this Question

This question is typical of the essays that examiners may set. It requires a discussion ...

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