Rights and responsibilities under the Competition and Consumer Law
Our competition lawyers and solicitors can advise you on your rights and obligations under competition and consumer law, including:
- Unfair contract terms provisions in standard form consumer contracts
- Consumer guarantees including rights to repair, replacement or refund of defective goods
- Anti-competitive conduct and restrictive trade practices
- Misleading, deceptive and unconscionable trade practice
- Product safety
The definition of “consumer” is such that business purchasers may, in some cases, be classified as consumers. Additionally, protection from unfair contract terms now extends to transactions with small businesses.
Some provisions of the ACL apply to all types of transactions. For example, it’s unlawful to for a business to engage in conduct that misleads, deceives or is likely to mislead or deceive in trade or commerce.
Our solicitors are experienced in consumer law. We act for both consumers and businesses wishing to enforce their rights under the competition and consumer law, as well as businesses wishing to minimise their exposure to liability under these laws.