About the webinar
From 12 November 2016, changes to the law will protect small business from unfair contract terms in standard form contracts. This session brings you up to date with the changes and will assist both in drafting complying standard form contracts and in challenging them:
- What types of contract are affected by the changes – what is a “small business”?
- What is a “standard form contract” under the changes?
- Will it apply to varied terms of existing contracts?
- Examples of unfair terms affected by the changes
- What happens when a court determines a term is unfair?
- Unilateral provisions such as termination, change and variation – are they affected?
- Impact on different types of contracts including finance contracts
- Case study – the importance of checking existing contracts for enforceability
Who should attend
This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in business law throughout Australia. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.
Elizabeth Richmond, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz, Sydney
Elizabeth Richmond has a particular interest in competition investigations and litigation, and in general dispute-related matters.
Her experience includes obtaining merger clearances from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and advising on issues such as pricing, structuring of distribution and reseller agreements, agency arrangements, joint venture arrangements and consumer protection matters.
********** PLEASE NOTE: the recording of this webinar WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE in time for you to view it before the CPD deadline on 31 March 2017. Recordings take approximately 5 days to become available from the day the live webinar is held. ***********