Mondaq Australia: Consumer Protection
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The cases provide lessons for businesses to avoid requests of suppliers or distributers that could be seen as threats.
Clayton Utz
This case was a significant win for the ACCC, which advocates for increased penalties for consumer law contraventions.
Cooper Grace Ward
This case highlights the high threshold to be met for a court to consider an entity guilty of unconscionable conduct.
Bryks Lawyers
These are three key cases that deal with the continuing focus area of the protection of consumers and small businesses.
Barraket Stanton
If your RTO is a trustee, a quick restructure may be in order to be an Approved Course Provider of VET Student Loans.
Cooper Grace Ward
Courts will examine the conduct of the respondent throughout ACCC investigations and litigation, to consider penalties.
Clayton Utz
The decision in ACCC v Reckitt Benckiser certainly suggests that larger penalties may be awarded in future cases.
Marque Lawyers
The ACL has extended further protection to small businesses from unfair terms and conditions in standard form contracts.
Clayton Utz
Marked-down prices for sales can give rise to some complicated legal issues if they take the form of "was/now" pricing.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
Universities should consider taking steps to mitigate their risk against any student claims of educational negligence.
Pointon Partners
This case has clarified the protection of reputation where misleading or deceptive conduct were claimed to have arisen.
Clayton Utz
The Meriton proceedings could clear up some legal issues in misleading and deceptive conduct involving online reviews.
Stacks Law Firm
Christmas may seem the season for goodwill and happy holidays, but some crooks see it as a time for scams and rip offs.
Surry Partners
Standard form contracts with small business are subject to Australian Consumer Law provisions on unfair contract terms.
HHG Legal Group
The ACCC launched unprecedented legal action for allegedly manipulating online ratings and reviews on the website.
Clayton Utz
Retailers must educate staff about complex matters, but written materials are useful to complement oral representations.
Clayton Utz
Greg Williams sets out the main product liability issues with driverless cars, and how our laws will respond.
Clayton Utz
ACCC guidelines on increasingly popular comparator websites provide useful guidance for website operators and suppliers.
HHG Legal Group
The consumer protections will soon be extended to protect small businesses contracting under a standard form contract.
Holman Webb
A term of a consumer (and small business) contract will be void if unfair and the contract is a standard form contract.
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Kemp Strang Lawyers
The UCT extension may end up becoming more challenging to small business developers intending to sell off-the-plan.
Pointon Partners
Employers may be held liable for the unlawful acts of their employees, even where they themselves are not at fault.
Madgwicks
Businesses must carefully word advertisements and accurately document achievements to avoid being considered misleading.
Kemp Strang Lawyers
The unfair contract term provisions of the Australian Consumer Law now extend to standard form small business contracts.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The cases provide lessons for businesses to avoid requests of suppliers or distributers that could be seen as threats.
HHG Legal Group
Key priorities include unfair contract terms, cartels, and misconduct in health, construction and agriculture sectors.
Clayton Utz
This case was a significant win for the ACCC, which advocates for increased penalties for consumer law contraventions.
Madgwicks
When buying a franchise, you should understand your rights, to make an informed decision before signing the agreement.
Marque Lawyers
Protecting indigenous art is a complex issue, and the first step should be to understand what we really want to protect.
Holding Redlich
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