Contracts Webinar Series: Unfair Contract terms – why you should care
Did you know the planned reforms to the Australian Consumer Law means penalties could be imposed on businesses who impose unfair contract terms on their customers? While this may improve the negotiating power of small businesses trading with a larger party, it conversely creates risk for small businesses dealing with their own customers.
So what does this all mean and how will the changes impact you? Join us for this free webinar to explore an overview of the unfair contracts regime in Australia, including:
- What is an unfair contract term
- What is changing from the old regime
- Which contracts the changes apply to
- The practical effects to be mindful of for your business
It is intended you walk away from this session with an understanding of how to identify unfair contract terms and the new changes planned to come into effect that may impact your business.
Questions will be taken on the day but you can also submit your questions in writing before the session to email@example.com.
A recording of the webinar will be made available to those registered to attend.
About your facilitator:
Dominique specialises in complex dispute resolution in the Western Australian jurisdiction; focused predominantly in the Supreme Court.
He acts as counsel in trials in both the State and Federal Courts, as well as the State Administrative Tribunal.
Dominique has a broad range of experience across insolvency litigation, mining, commercial lease and property disputes, and trusts and estate litigation acting for:
- Land developers, project managers, and engineering companies in Construction Contract Act adjudications.
- Liquidators in asset recovery actions and Personal Property Securities Act disputes.
- Directors and creditors in defending claims made by liquidators.
- Mining companies in disputes concerning tenement and plant acquisitions and disposals, tenement expenditure requirements, and contractual disputes in relation to farm-ins and drilling services.
- Lessors and lessees in commercial tenancy disputes including lessee claims for relief against forfeiture, equitable priorities between competing lessees, disputes concerning valid lease termination and breach of quiet enjoyment.
- Executors and beneficiaries in Family Provision Act claims, proceedings to remove executors/trustees, and Will interpretation cases.
- Directors, shareholders, and partners in shareholder and partnership disputes, equitable claims such as diversion of commercial opportunities and breach of fiduciary duty, and Corporations Act claims such as breach of directors’ duties.
This event is free for all SBA members and their guests.