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LIV Competition and Consumer Law Committee – Upcoming Insights seminar and advocacy initiatives
LIV Competition and Consumer Law Committee – Upcoming Insights seminar and advocacy initiatives

 Legal Policy 19 Oct 2020

The LIV Competition and Consumer Law Committee is active in contributing to competition and consumer law reform and providing professional development insights into recent competition and consumer law developments.

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Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner: Placing consumers at the centre of legal regulation
Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner: Placing consumers at the centre of legal regulation

 Fiona McLeay 01 Oct 2020

Consumer principles will guide you when you are thinking about how to design and deliver legal services to your clients.

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Mar 2020

Whether misleading or deceptive conduct by online search and price comparison platform for travel accommodation . . 
 

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Dec 2019

What is “financial product advice”, when is it “personal advice” or “general advice” and the duties that arise depending on which type of advice it is...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Nov 2019

Construction of disclosure obligation in the Franchising Code – civil penalties...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Oct 2019

Procedural fairness – McKenzie friend...

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Ombudsman, ACCC call for unfair contract penalties
Ombudsman, ACCC call for unfair contract penalties

 Karin Derkley 10 Sep 2019

Unfair contracts should be made illegal and attract strong penalties, an LIV hosted forum on how regulators can help small businesses has heard...

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Commercial lawyers must consider moral dimension
Commercial lawyers must consider moral dimension

 Karin Derkley 18 Aug 2019

Commercial lawyers need to remind their clients of their obligation to act conscionably, Justice Chris Maxwell said at the Victoria Law Foundation Oration...

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Hungry for reform
Hungry for reform

 Joe Lederman 01 Nov 2018

Recent developments have shown there is a need for food labelling and consumer protection legislation designed specifically for online food sales...

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Substantially identical?
Substantially identical?

 Margaret Ryan 01 Nov 2018

Two recent decisions have broadened the approach to the test of whether a trade mark is “substantially identical” with another mark...

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Not fair game
Not fair game

 Rebecca Neophitou 02 Jul 2018

ACCC v JJ Richards is the first successful prosecution involving unfair terms in small business contracts. It is likely to have a significant impact on commercial practices...

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Top tips for avoiding unfair contract terms
Top tips for avoiding unfair contract terms

 Rosannah Healy 16 Mar 2018

In November 2016, the unfair contract terms regime which applied to standard form contracts with consumers was extended to standard form contracts with small business...

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Misleading online reviews: Not recommended
Misleading online reviews: Not recommended

 Charles Noonan 01 Mar 2018

Consumers place trust and confidence in online reviews when making purchasing decisions. Accordingly, the manner in which reviews are collected, moderated and published is an area of heightened focus for the ACCC...

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Vendor statements and the ACL
Vendor statements and the ACL

 Russell Cocks 01 Jun 2017

Section 48A of the Sale of Land Act provides dissatisfied purchasers with an alternative to avoidance for breach of section 32. Given the significance of vendor statements in the...

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Federal Court Judgments
Federal Court Judgments

 Daniel Star 01 Apr 2017

Approach to the meaning of statutory unconscionable conduct – whether knowledge of officers and employees can be aggregated and attributed to a corporation to find the corporation...

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