Product Liability (PL2009)
Venue: The Teacher Building
|Event Date/Time: May 05, 2010||End Date/Time: May 05, 2010|
|Registration Date: Apr 22, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 22, 2010|
Product liability is an area of growing importance for many organisations. The implications can be wide ranging and, as legislation becomes more stringent, it is important for those involved in the design and /or the supply of products of any kind to understand their obligations both under the civil and the criminal law. Those involved in procuring goods should also be aware of their rights and responsibilities in relation to their purchases.
This one-day course is presented in plain English, avoiding the use of legal jargon. Case studies will be used to illustrate issues and help delegates understand the legal principles. Delegates are also encouraged to raise issues of particular concern to their own organisations and they are welcome to give the speaker advance notice of such issues. The course covers:
Ã˜ Civil product liability
Ã˜ Criminal product liability
Ã˜ The law in the UK and forthcoming changes
Ã˜ Aspects of product liability law in other countries such as the USA and Europe
Ã˜ Public relations aspects
Who should attend?
Ã˜ In-house and external legal advisors whose clients include producers, distributors and retailers of goods.
Ã˜ Directors and managers involved in designing products for the marketplace
Ã˜ Professionals involved in risk management
Ã˜ Engineers, scientists, IT specialists, health, safety and environmental professionals, project managers and others who are involved with commercial or consumer products.
Ã˜ Procurement professionals and others involved in acquiring goods from third parties for onward supply to consumers.
Benefits of Attending
Ã˜ Understand the basic legal principles underlying product liability
Ã˜ Understand how the law is developing
Ã˜ Avoid exposing your organization to unintended and potentially costly legal risks
Ã˜ Manage the risks more effectively