E-Commerce: Publicity requirements

Alison Lonsdale, Solicitor. Alison specialises in commercial matters including e-commerce.

A recent study has suggested that online retail sales in the UK will increase by 11 per cent annually between 2011 and 2016.  Almost every business has a website and websites are of course a pre-requisite to online trading.  It is therefore remarkable how many businesses fail to provide the basic information required by law to appear on their websites.

As part of a series looking at online trading, this note summarises the key information that websites ought to contain.  Continue reading