Live Webinar: Unfair Contracts Regime: Unpacking the New Landscape

Date: Monday 19th July 2021
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 1pm to 2pm 
SA & NT:  12.30pm to 1.30pm 
WA: 11am to 12noon 

The unfair contracts regime is set for a significant shakeup, with further protections to be provided to small businesses entering into standard form contracts. With strong civil penalties on the horizon, it has never been more important for commercial lawyers and their clients to be across the new landscape.

This session covers:

  • Unfair contract term regulation and small business - impact on standard form contracts
  • What is a ‘small business’?
  • Understanding what is an unfair term – the key issues that make it ‘unfair’
  • Navigating the proposed amendments
  • The impact of a finding that a term is unfair – enforceability and rights
  • Reviewing standard form contracts to ensure compliance
  • The impact on unilateral rights in a contract
  • Where to now for business:
    • Use of standard form contracts including automatic renewal clauses
    • Avoiding unenforceable terms
    • Risk management checklist when entering new contracts
  • Case update
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Peter Mills, Special Counsel, Active Law, Queensland

Peter’s area of expertise for the last 18 years has been in Personal Property Securities Act (2009) (PPS), Creditor Recoveries, and Insolvency.

Peter is a recognised expert in the PPS and its interaction with other laws and registers (including insolvency under the Corporations Act (Cth)).

Peter is admitted as a lawyer in both Australia and Papua New Guinea and regularly advises interstate and overseas clients.  His extensive client base includes controllers (voluntary administrators and liquidators), trade creditors and suppliers, accountants, SME’s, subsidiaries of domestic and international companies, and other law firms (domestic and international).

Peter regularly advises clients as to the PPS registration process and how to minimise documentation and record keeping, saving tens (sometimes hundreds) of thousands of dollars in the PPS registration process. He also advises on the recovery of assets and debts, despite liquidators being appointed, by using the PPS instead of the courts.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in business law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Registered live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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Product Code: RBEJUL21
 Price:   $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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