Litigation & Insolvency
Competition & Consumer Law Disputes
We have significant skills and experience in providing litigation services arising from the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. We act for clients in a range of proceedings including tribunal hearings for companies, federal court proceedings and proceedings commenced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Consumer transactions that were entered into prior to 1 January 2011 were covered under the Trade Practices Act. Transactions made on or after 1 January 2011 are subject to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. A schedule to the Competition and Consumer Act – a statement of the law called the Australian Consumer Law – has been adopted by each State and Territory, creating a consistent law throughout Australia.
Whilst providing a full range of services in this area to all types of industries, our particular expertise exists in relation to the automotive industry. This includes pursuing proceedings on behalf of clients in relation to claims regarding fitness for purpose and merchandisable quality of products.