Commercial trade law

Trade laws include both domestic and international trade laws and therefore affect all businesses selling goods or services. Domestic trade laws tend to focus more on consumer protection, warranties and advertising, whereas international trade laws focus on issues relating to customs, excise taxes, and dispute settlement.

With the ever-increasing significance and breadth of European Union regulation of trade and related issues, including its effect on UK laws, a thorough knowledge of EU law is essential to any business operating within the region.

We have therefore set out information in this section covering:

  • UK consumer protection laws
  • International trade laws
  • International trade dispute resolution methods
  • EU trade and competition law

If you have a trade dispute you may find some helpful information in our Litigation section, which is located within this commercial section, or within our disputes section.

If you would like expert advice on trade law then we can help to put you in touch with a local specialist solicitor free of charge. Call our experienced case handlers on 08001 221 2299.