Unfair contract terms and small businesses

From 12 November 2016, new laws will allow unfair contract terms in some small business contracts to be declared invalid.  This will give small businesses a remedy when unfair terms are enforced against them. The new laws cover standard form small business contracts entered into or renewed from 12 November 2016.  Unfair contract terms in such contracts may be.. read more →

Free range eggs and trade practices law

In a recent case, the Federal Court was asked to consider what makes free range eggs “free range”. From 2011 to 2013, Snowdale Holdings Pty Ltd (Snowdale) marketed eggs as free range eggs.  It used brand names including Swan Valley Free Range, Wanneroo Free Range and Eggs by Ellah.  Such eggs would be sold at a premium price. The.. read more →