Australian Consumer Guarantees and Warranties – Legal Update – June 2021

Is Your Business Compliant? Stephens Lawyers & Consultants* The Australian Consumer Law[i] provides consumers with rights and remedies against suppliers (including on-line retailers) and manufacturers of goods or services acquired by them that do not comply with consumer guarantees.  The consumer guarantees provided under the Australian Consumer Law cannot be excluded, modified or restricted and… Read More

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ACCC: Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2021 – Legal Update

In February 2021 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’), the agency responsible for enforcement of competition, consumer and product safety laws in Australia issued its 2021 Compliance and Enforcement Policy and Priorities [i]. The ACCC’s focus is again on product safety consumer protection and competition issues, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic [ii]…. Read More

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ACCC Enforcement Proceedings – Unfair Contract Terms

Legal Update – November 2020 By Katarina Klaric (Principal & Director) and Peter Divitcos (Lawyer), Stephens Lawyers & Consultants Standard form contracts are being subjected to increased scrutiny for unfair contract terms by regulators. On-line terms and conditions are of particular concern because consumers are often given no choice but to accept onerous or unfair… Read More

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