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You’re owed money…what next??

By Kate Davey (Lawyer) and Paul Welling (Principal Solicitor) So you’ve tried the usual methods – sending outstanding invoices with “REMINDER: your account is overdue” stickers on them and making follow-up telephone calls – what’s next? Letter of demand This document, usually sent on a lawyer’s letterhead, states how much is owed and on what … Read more

The chicken and the egg and the ACCC


Posted By on 6/05/16

‘Cruelty free’, ‘non GMO’, ‘Fair Trade’, ‘free range’ Advertising your goods using any of these promises will likely help you win over an increasing number of conscientious consumers who are willing to pay more for products they trust. But you’d better be sure that representations like these are accurate. Background ‘Free range’ is commonly understood … Read more

Europcar rental terms declared unfair


Posted By on 3/05/16

The ACCC certainly wasn’t kidding when it said that it would take a good hard look at the car rental industry. You may have heard that Hertz recently gave the ACCC court enforceable undertakings in relation to its damage assessment processes (see our blog on the Hertz case). Hot on the heels of the Hertz … Read more

Hertz hurting after ACCC probe


Posted By on 3/05/16

If you’ve ever butt heads with a car hire company over damage to a vehicle, then you’ll be very pleased with the outcome of the ACCC’s probe of Hertz’s operations. As part of its review into the practices of the car hire industry, the ACCC investigated Hertz’s car damage assessment practices, and found them wanting … Read more

Clinica cops huge fine for misleading migrants


Posted By on 31/03/16

The Federal Court has found Clinica Internationale Pty Ltd (Clinica) engaged in false and misleading representations and unconscionable conduct regarding training programs offered to migrants. Clinica claimed that its training programs would lead to migrants obtaining cleaning jobs, which would in turn meet the skills test to enable them to obtain permanent residency. Many of … Read more

Social media: be careful what you post

Posting about an employer while employed can impact on an employee being awarded their job back. Social Media Rant- a tempting trap? The impact that social media, and specifically what an employee posts on social media, is being more frequently considered in the employment context. For example, since the “boom” of social media platforms like … Read more