Consumer Law

There are dozens of statutes which affect the rights of consumers of goods and services. While many of these are specific to the particular goods or services concerned, there are many with a more general application. Brookfields Lawyers have a specialist consumer law team, which advises on these and all other aspects of consumer law.

Brookfields Lawyers advise both individual consumers and businesses on their rights and responsibilities under consumer legislation. This frequently includes:

  • Drafting terms of trade for businesses including website terms
  • Reviewing contracts to determine if any terms are potentially unfair or could breach other applicable consumer law
  • Vetting advertising and marketing materials
  • Assisting with compliance programmes
  • Advice on handling customer complaints
  • Advice and representation when clients face enforcement proceedings under legislation

Our consumer law team provides advice on:

  • Fair Trading Act 1986
  • Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
  • Sale of Goods Act 1908
  • Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003
  • Personal Properties Securities Act 1999
  • Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003
  • Privacy Act 1993
  • Advertising Codes
  • Gambling

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