This chapter offers more general conclusions to the work as a whole in terms of the relationships between the broad bodies of law under consideration and any lessons to be drawn for the harmonisation of laws in Europe. It discusses the differences between the Product Liability Directive and the Consumer Guarantees Directive; the meaning of fault under English and French laws; the relationship between the interpretation of substantive legal rules, the legal procedure by which they are applied to facts, and the judicial institutions which decide the outcome; the impact of the French and English laws of liability for products from the perspective of administrative law as well as of private law; the connections between legal institutions, legal processes, and substantive laws within Member States; and the European harmonising effect of the two directives.
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