Holding Redlich is offering a Fixed Price Legal Risk Audit
Review and Report on compliance and risk exposure arising from this
significant upcoming legal change.
From 12 November 2016, any terms in new or varied 'standard
form' contracts with 'small business' found to be
unfair will be void and unenforceable. That could mean:
invalid and void contract terms (leaving you exposed)
reputational damage if you are the party enforcing
you may have to pay compensation
stress, cost and time away from growing your business while you
deal with disputes or court action.
The new legislation applies to many industries, and in
industries like property, finance or construction and
infrastructure where standard form contracts are commonly used, it
will catch out many businesses.
If you are a big business contracting with small business, or
vice versa, you need to be ready for these
Fixed Price Scope of Work
To help you to understand the risk this legislation poses to
your business, our standard package Compliance Audit and Report
includes the following:
one of our specialist lawyers, two days at your office:
reviewing template and sample contracts with your customers,
subcontractors, consultants and suppliers, to seek to identify
potentially unfair contract terms
review list of suppliers and make initial assessment of whether
they are small businesses
reviewing your usual contracting processes, including
procurement and tendering, due diligence and your internal
interview and meet with key stakeholders
we will then prepare a detailed written report, identifying
where and how the new legislation impacts on your business
once you have the report, you can determine what steps you want
to take to address the risk identified.
Our standard package Compliance Audit is available for a
fixed fee of $9,985 plus GST.
We can customise an alternative scope of work to suit as
Based on our report, we can also provide a half day compliance
workshop to walk you and your senior management team through the
details of our report and discuss with you how to implement some
practical steps to protect your business. This workshop will be a
separate fixed fee charge of $1500 ex GST.
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