Recorded Webinar: Protecting Business from Consumer Protection

Monday 21st March 2016

Duration: approx. 2 hours

About the webinar

The ACL has implications for business and consumers.  Using the ACL effectively can hamper your client’s position in dispute resolution.

This presentation covers:

  • When is conduct misleading and deceptive?
  • Unconscionable conduct?  When is someone a victim?
  • Reliance – what is its importance?
  • Consumer guarantees
  • Unfair contract terms
  • Enforcement and remedies
  • To settle or fight - What is more efficient?

Who should attend

This webinar is suitable for in-House Counsel and lawyers practising in business law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

Dr Michelle Sharpe, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne       

Dr Michelle Sharpe practices primarily in the area of general commercial and regulatory law. She regularly appears in all jurisdictions, including VCAT, on her own.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from the University of Adelaide and a Doctorate from the University of Melbourne. Michelle’s doctoral thesis examined the doctrines of duress, undue influence, unconscionable conduct and statutory unconscionable conduct.

Michelle is highly experienced in matters involving breaches of consumer protection law, having acted for (and against) State and Federal agencies. She has written and contributed to papers and publications on consumer protection – particularly in the area of unconscionable conduct.

Committed to client care, Michelle brings a flexible, cooperative approach to her practice and in the service of clients – who include government, small and medium sized businesses and owners corporations.

Michelle lectured at the University of Melbourne (2007–2011) in the areas of legal ethics, civil procedure and contract law, and regularly teaches legal ethics at Leo Cussen.

Michelle has a keen interest in health and wellbeing issues affecting the profession, and in particular the impacts on legal ethical conduct.
Product Code: WB20MAR16
 Price:  $242.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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