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What is an Industry Code and Why do we Need it?

As a specialist in the Consumer Protection Act, I often hear suppliers complaining that the Act was just not written for their industry as it doesn’t accommodate their particular circumstances, customs and constraints. Section 82 of the Consumer Protection Act empowers an industry to put a code of conduct in place for the industry, which,

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Fracking: The Challenge facing our Lawmakers

The pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing, the process of injecting a mixture of water, chemicals and sand under high pressure into the geological formations to so as to extract gas, commonly referred to as “fracking”, have been hotly debated by the oil and gas industry, regulators, legislatures, academics and a plethora of environmental organisations

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