Always check your Terms and Conditions!

As a recent case in the UK High Court shows, failure to pay attention to the Terms and Conditions listed on your site can have major consequences for companies trading online.

The case was brought by an online spread betting bookmaker against a customer, Mr Cochrane, who held an online trading account with them. Rather foolishly, you might say, Mr Cochrane decided to show his girlfriend’s five-year-old son how the website worked as a “guessing game” (arguably more constructive than watching cartoons). This backfired when the child ran up £50,000 of losses by making numerous trades in gold, silver and crude oil while he was away for a few days.

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