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Big changes ahead for the unfair contract term laws

Australia - November 11 2020 The laws of unfair contract terms (UCT) have been a hot topic in 2020. The ACCC has been actively enforcing the law and calling for penalties to…

Michael Corrigan, Linda Evans, Steven Klimt, Adrian Kuti, Bruce Lloyd, Elizabeth Richmond, Peter Sise, Mihkel Wilding.

$18 million penalty for Visa's exclusive dealing in Dynamic Currency Conversion

Australia - September 15 2015 The ACCC has had a substantial victory in its long-running case against Visa Worldwide over alleged exclusive dealing in breach of section 47 of the…

Michael Corrigan, Barry Dunphy, Linda Evans, Bruce Lloyd, Fred Prickett.

"Context is all": Court confirms test and principles for false, misleading or deceptive conduct

Australia - October 1 2020 A recent decision of the Federal Court confirms the "ordinary and reasonable" consumer test under the Australian Consumer Law; rejects the test…

Damiano Fritz, Mary Still, Kent Teague.

Massive penalties, more contracts caught by exposure draft legislation for unfair contract terms reform open for comment

Australia - August 24 2021 Businesses face massive pecuniary penalties for including or relying on unfair contract terms (UCTs) in standard form consumer or business contracts…

Ian Bloemendal, Michael Corrigan, Steven Klimt, Adrian Kuti, Bruce Lloyd, Elizabeth Richmond, Peter Sise, Joel Von Thien, Mihkel Wilding.

Government releases recommendations on Part A - Telecommunications Consumer Safeguards Review

Australia - November 19 2018 The Federal government has released its report on Part A (the complaints handling and consumer redress process) of its three-part Telecommunications…

John Collins, Nicholas Fletcher, Bruce Lloyd, Joel Von Thien.