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Competition & Consumer Law Updates & Insights from 2020

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Competition & Consumer Law Updates & Insights from 2020

Date & TimeTBC
Format Webinar
Price

Member

$110.00

Non-Member

$150.00

CPD Units 2
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue Online, Digital Delivery View Map

It is an important time for Victoria’s competition and consumer lawyers with recent decisions relating to unfair contracts being handed down, the coronoavirus pandemic impacting a number of key consumer issues and unconscionable conduct a continuing area of concern.

This practical program includes a case law update on unfair contracts and panel discussion on the ins and outs of unconscionable conduct. It also offers expert insights into consumer areas affected by COVID, changed regulatory priorities and how you can protect your practice and your clients.

Further details below.

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Program Overview

  • Competition & Consumer Law Updates & Insights from 2020 - Thursday 12 Nov
    • 11:50 AM Webinar Launch
      The webinar will launch ten minutes before the session begins. Log in early to test your settings and familiarise yourself with webinar features.
    • 12:00 PM Opening and Welcome

      Chair: Mary O’Leary, Principal, Integral Business Advisers

    • 12:05 PM Unfair Contracts: Case law update

      2020 has seen a number of key decisions handed down in the area of unfair contracts, and COVID-19 has had implications as well. In this session, our expert presenter will look at some of the key case law and legislative updates that have occurred over the past 12 months.

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

      Presenter: Peter Sise, Clayton Utz

    • 12:45 PM Wellbeing Break
    • 12:50 PM Consumer Issues Arising From COVID-19

      COVID-19 has impacted many areas of law and consumer law is no exception. In this session, Amanda Storey of the Consumer Law Action Centre will discuss the many consumer issues that have arisen due to COVID-19 and unpack the implications for your practice and your clients.

      • The rise of scammers during the pandemic
      • Identifying theft and credit fraud
      • Understanding the changing regulatory priorities during the pandemic (ASIC, ACCC and Consumer Affairs Victoria)
      • Hot topics for consumer protection in response to Covid-19

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law / Professional Skills / Practice Managment & Business Skills

      Presenter: Amanda Storey, Consumer Law Action Centre

    • 1:20 PM Wellbeing Break
    • 1:25 PM Unconscionable Conduct: Now and into the future

      Are unconscionable conduct claims accessible enough? Should we be more focused on the wording in the statute? In this highly interactive and practical session, our expert panel will discuss and debate these and many other questions relating to the complex area of unconscionable conduct to help better understand this area and ultimately achieve better outcomes for your clients.

      Topics include:

      • What do we want out of unconscionable conduct?
      • Are we replicating the common law on unconscionable conduct or should we be paying more attention to the wording in the statute?
      • Critique of recent decisions
      • Discussion of hypothetical questions.

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law / Professional Skills

      Presenters:

      • Dr Michelle Sharpe, Victorian Bar
      • Wendy Peter, General Counsel, Legal and Economic, ACCC
      • Luisa Alampi, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Moderator: Mary O’Leary, Principal, Integral Business Advisers

    • 2:15 PM Close

Further Details

  • Full Description & Webinar Details


    In this highly interactive and practical program, our expert presenters will take you through key competition and consumer law issues to prepare you for the year ahead. Discover critical unfair contract case law updates, hear the consumer areas being affected by COVID and how you can protect your practice and your clients, discover the changed regulatory priorities COVID-19 has brought about and debate the ins and outs of unconscionable conduct with our expert panel.

    Hear from experts in the field and interact with them and your colleagues from a range of backgrounds through an interactive digital platform. No matter your level of experience or your location, there’s something in this program for everyone.  

    The program includes the following sessions:

    • Unfair Contracts: Case law update
    • Consumer Issues arising from COVID-19 including the rise of scammers, understanding changing regulatory priorities and hot topics in consumer protection
    • Unconscionable Conduct: Now and into the future

    Full Pricing Details

    Standard member price: $110
    Accredited Specialist/CLC/Young Lawyer/Tarwirri member price: $82.50
    Non-member price: $121

    Registration Information

    Online registrations close 12 hours before this event begins. If you would like to book after online registration has closed, please contact the events team on phone 03 9607 9473 or email register@liv.asn.au.

    Webinar Details

    LIV webinars offer an interactive learning experience – wherever you are, from any device – and are run through Zoom. Register as you would any of our other in-person education and we’ll send you the webinar link and log in details the morning of the event date.

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  • Presenters

    Peter Sise, Clayton Utz

    Amanda Storey, Consumer Law Action Centre

    Dr Michelle Sharpe, Victorian Bar

    Wendy Peter, General Counsel, Legal and Economic, ACCC

    Luisa Alampi, Barrister, Victorian Bar

  • November–March CPD Program


    Make your points count with the LIV

    To maximise flexibility and support you in fulfilling your CPD requirements for the 2020/21 practising year, the LIV has expanded our usual February and March CPD program to begin November 2020.

    Stop, reflect and prepare with Part 1 of the LIV’s concentrated CPD program, from November to December 2020. Propel your practice forward with Part 2, from February to March 2021.

    As with all LIV professional development, this program has been developed in collaboration with LIV committees and industry experts. It features a compelling line-up of high calibre speakers and covers 19 practice areas, all compliance areas and all career stages. Choose from a variety of options and formats to fit your schedule.

    Learn more about the November–March CPD Program.