Category Archives for Contracts that Care

Protection against unfair contracts

In November 2016, the Australian Consumer Law was modified to extend the protection offered to consumers against unfair contract terms to small businesses. This is important as previously, small businesses (including sole traders) had no protection against predatory behaviour when contracting with big corporations. This meant that, while you could seek relief against unfair and […]

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Unfair Contract Terms

One of the lesser known functions of Australian Consumer Law is the protection it provides against unfair contract terms for consumers. So, as you probably know if you are a regular reader of this blog, a contract is an agreement made between two or more parties that is intended to be legally enforceable. Previously, Australian Consumer […]

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Incomprehensible Contracts

I was reading this article from Lifehacker this morning. They carried out some experiments to understand how well consumers actually understood the smartphone contracts they had agreed to – and which I am sure many of us – if not all – have also agreed to. They found that everybody – including the consumers themselves – tended […]

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Contracts between friends and family

Did you know that contracts made within a domestic relationship are presumed not to be enforceable? This makes a lot of sense. If you promise your son he can have the car to go out on Friday night if he takes out the garbage all week, and he fulfills his part of the bargain, but […]

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