About Lawctopus Law School
Conceptualized and kick-started in May 2019, and formally launched in March 2020, Lawctopus Law School has taught a wide range of skills to over 9000 law students, young lawyers, professionals, academicians, and business people in the last 10 months. Majority of our students call our online courses a ‘warm’ learning experience!
Our courses on Legal Research and Writing, Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Litigation Basics, ODR, IPRs (with separate modules too for Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents), and Mooting have transformed how people look at legal education and online legal education.
This has meant wide-ranging industry recognition with tie-ups with law firms like Surana and Surana, Sujata Choudhari IP Attorneys, publishers like Oakbridge, industry bodies like Delhi Management Association, etc. We were also shortlisted for the Agami Prize 2020.
About the Webinar
Ever ordered food on Zomato or bought books on amazon? Ever booked travel tickets or hotel accommodations on Make My Trip or Booking.com? Or, on a slightly larger scale, purchased a valuable insurance policy, or purchased a flat which costs Lakhs if not Crores of Rupees in a metropolis? Or taken a loan, or opted for important medical procedures?
If you answered even one of the above in the affirmative, you are a consumer. Every person is inevitably a consumer, one way or another. Today’s digital age has exponentially diversified the realm of the consumer industry.
While the marketing mantra dictates that the customer is Queen, up until now, our laws operated on the ‘caveat emptor’ principle which cautioned the buyer i.e. consumer against deception, faulty goods & poor services. It held the consumer accountable.
As all kinds of goods & services are now just a click away, it has dawned on the law-making bodies that in the interest of fair play & equity, it should be the responsibility of the traders, sellers & service providers not to dupe or mislead the customers.
The latest amendments in the Consumer Laws governing the country operate on the “caveat venditor” principle which shifts the onus onto the seller.
No longer can marketing gimmicks be used on billboards, websites or advertisements by traders and service providers.
Did you know you could do a lot more than just write a bad review or waste hours on the phone with Customer ‘Care’ Service Providers in case you are not satisfied with the goods you bought or services you availed?
Join us as we navigate through the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 & understand how the face of consumer litigation will transform in the coming days, how it will impact you, e-commerce entities, the corporations and other stakeholders.
Interact with practitioners as well as Academicians by attending this Webinar to understand consumer laws better.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who has purchased any goods, or availed any kind of services in airlines, banking, housing, insurance, loan, travel, medical, telecom, and practically any kind of service, basically a consumer.
Flat-purchasers and residents of co-operative housing societies will also benefit from this webinar in case of housing disputes.
Law students and legal professionals in any area of practice who wish to diversify and expand their knowledge base are more than welcome as well.
What Will You Learn?
- What are the career opportunities in consumer litigation?
- What is the basic procedure of the consumer grievance redressal mechanism?
- What are the major amendments?
- What are the implications of the amendments on the consumers & corporations?
You will be able to answer all of these questions after attending this webinar.
About the Speakers
Mithil Sampat: Advocate Mithil Sampat specialises in the fields of consumer law, real-estate law and co-operative society law at Mumbai. He has also co-authored books on these subjects. He has appeared and argued matters at various platforms including the Supreme Court of India, Mumbai High Court, Mumbai trial courts, all levels of Consumer Courts, RERA, Co-operative Courts, etc.
He has judged various academic competitions at law colleges in Mumbai including National Law University at Mumbai. He delivers lectures on Consumer Law and Real Estate Law in MBA Colleges, Law Colleges and at various organisations like YWCA, MCHI-CREDAI, Rotary club, etc.
Nidhi Saroj is an academician. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor at CMRU, Bangalore. She is pursuing her PhD from the Gujarat National Law University on the intersection of Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Laws.
She holds an LL.M. degree in IP Law from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad batch of 2017. She holds medals for the most amicable personality and for academic excellence in Constitutional Law.
She has worked with the Institute of Law, Nirma University as an Assistant Professor for 1.5 years.
Her areas of interest include Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Gender and Law, Juvenile Laws. She has several publications to her credit in National and International Journals.
Online | Zoom meetings, with appropriate safeguards in place.
Date & Timings
18th April (Sunday) 2021, 1 PM to 2:30 PM
There is no fee to attend this webinar.
No, please attend this for your learning and growth!
Email ID courses[at]lawctopus.com