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Australian Consumer Law Review

By Daniel Van Leuverden / December 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Caroline James Consumer Affairs Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) has recently undertaken a comprehensive review of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), a law that forms part of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and aims to provide vital protections to consumers. Currently, a person is taken to have acquired goods as a consumer if:…

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Verification of Identity (VOI) in Dealings on Property

By Daniel Van Leuverden / December 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Jessie Luu It is a noteworthy reminder that VOI is a mandatory requirement under sections 27AB(1) and 106A(1) of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic) for the Registrar of Title to register any dealings on property.  VOI is required for all parties in dealings on property. So, this will include: caveators and other interest…

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The ACCC Initiates its First Case for Breach of Unfair Contract Terms

By Daniel Van Leuverden / November 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Caroline James In November 2016, the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) was amended to extend the prohibitions against ‘unfair contract terms’ to small businesses. We have written a number of articles on this topic which can be found here. In September 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) initiated its first case…

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Get(ting) Qualified – for multiple breaches of the Australian Consumer Law

By Daniel Van Leuverden / September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Su-Ann Loh On 23 June 2017, Justice Beach of the Federal Court of Australia found the company Get Qualified Australia Pty Ltd (In Liq) liable for multiple breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”). His Honour’s lengthy 102-page judgment makes for interesting reading because of his detailed analysis of the marketing strategies and business…

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Slow Paying Debtors: A tail from the horse’s mouth

By Lewis Holdway / September 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

Read about how one veterinary clinic got their debtors under control with the help of Kearley Lewis.

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Free “Preparing Your Business for Growth” Seminar!

By Lewis Holdway / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

We know that managing a business involves a lot to ensure that you’re on the right track for sustainable business growth. Come along to a free information session brought to you by Bendigo Bank in conjunction with Lewis Holdway Lawyers to learn about positioning your business for growth to avoid the unexpected pitfalls that could cost…

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Payroll that just doesn’t pay: Accountants targeted for accessorial liability in underpayment claims

By Daniel Van Leuverden / June 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Adam Foster In the recent case of FWO -v- Blue Impression Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] FCCA 810, the Federal Circuit Court recently held an accounting firm liable as an accessory to an employer’s underpayment of wages and breach of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“Act”). In 2014, the Fair Work Ombudsman (“FWO“)…

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Small Business Code No Defence for Unfair Dismissal

By Lewis Holdway / March 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

In the recent decision of Brewer -v- On the Spot Dry Cleaners, one employer learnt the hard way when it was found that they had not followed the Unfair Fair Dismissal Small Business Code. The Fair Work Commission has reminded employers that they must get the termination process right, even when using the Small Business…

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Don’t be a Pain! Heavy Penalties for Misleading and Deceptive Conduct

By Lewis Holdway / March 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

The laws against misleading and deceptive conduct are found within the general protections of the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”). This means it is a protection afforded to consumers and to parties engaging in trade and commerce. As consumer watchdog, the ACCC continues to investigate and bring action against organisations who engage in misleading and deceptive…

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PPS Leases: Proposed changes to the PPSA

By Lewis Holdway / March 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

The federal government has introduced the Personal Property Securities Amendment (PPS Leases) Bill 2017 into the House of Representatives. This bill proposes to make some significant amendments to the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) with respect to leases for goods. We anticipate that it will be passed by both houses in the not-too-distant future. If a lease for goods…

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