n Without Prejudice - Does this mean : consumer law

Volume 10, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The clause has been a cornerstone of trade since Roman-Dutch times. It allows a thing to be sold "" and ensures the seller is not liable to the purchaser for latent defects (of which the seller was unaware). This clause is indispensable in many industries, particularly those of second-hand cars and goods. The impending Consumer Protection Act, however, raises an ominous question mark as to whether the clause will continue to be permissible in transactions that are subject to the Act.

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