Competition & Consumer Law

At Bryks Lawyers we have extensive experience advising on all facets of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (formerly the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth)). This includes the Australian Consumer Law and all State and Territory based related legislation.

We advise clients in all facets of competition and consumer law areas, including:

Product liability issues particularly product recalls and dealing with the ACCC

Unconscionable conduct

Anti-competitive conduct, price fixing and misuse of market power and resale price maintenance issues

Cross-jurisdictional issues

Unfair contract terms in business contracts & standard form contracts

Misleading and deceptive conduct

Australian Consumer Law including:

  • statutory consumer guarantees
  • express warranties on goods and services
  • unfair contracts and consumer protection issues
We are not only dedicated to providing your business with legal solutions.  We want to see your business flourish.  Our team provides group training for business of all sizes about the competition and consumer law, along with individualised compliance programs and easy-to-read manuals.  We can assist you to implement and maintain these compliance programs with your relevant stakeholders.
A global manufacturer expressed concerns that it didn't have the experience or legal know-how to develop commercial practices and procedures that comply with Australian competition and consumer laws and regulations, including the Australian Consumer Law.
We advised the global manufacturer on obligations to consumers under the Australian Consumer Law and the ramifications that it may face from the Department of Fair Trading and the ACCC if it fell foul of these obligations. In addition, we reviewed and amended the manufacturer's express product warranty, ensuring absolute compliance with the Australian Consumer Law.
A supplier with an extensive distribution network engaged us to prepare its dealer agreement and offer advisory services to its employees to ensure its effective and efficient implementation.
We prepared the dealer agreement to address cartel conduct and resale price maintenance issues, which were of particular concern to our client. We then provided hands-on training to employees in the sales and marketing team, particularly regarding online marketing and interstate sales.