• Unfair Contract Terms for Small Businesses Tested in Court

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    Since the Australian Consumer Law was amended to include protections for small businesses from unfair contract terms in November 2016, the Australian business community has eagerly awaited the testing of the new regime.

    In Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1224 the ACCC contended that a number of terms in a standard form contract were “unfair” with regards s 24 of the ACL.

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  • Standard Terms: How Binding are They?

    In what circumstances are standard terms binding?

    Changes to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) have impacted the drafting and litigation of contracts. In this context, how binding are standard terms?

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