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Developments in the law of deceptive, misleading and unconscionable conduct under the ACL

CLA Queensland 19 November, 2021

Melanie Hindman QC, Northbank Chambers; Mark Steele, Northbank Chambers; Ben Whitten, 35 West Chambers (Chair)

Dexus Place, Level 31, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane

01:00PM to 02:00PM

 Both in the regulatory and private spheres of the law, proceedings for misleading, deceptive and/or unconscionable conduct under the ACL continue to be regularly advanced by regulators and parties. This seminar will look at:
• the reasons why these causes of action continue to be so useful;
• the range of remedies available (and comparison with similar provisions in other legislation); and
• recent developments in the cases dealing with these types of claims.



Melanie Hindman QC practices in the area of general commercial litigation, with particular expertise in building and construction litigation. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2017. She has been consistently recommended for a number of years in Doyle's Construction & Infrastructure Barristers lists including in 2021 as preeminent in the Queensland Construction & Infrastructure Senior Counsel list; in 2021 as preeminent in the Australia Construction & Infrastructure Senior Counsel list.  She is also recommended on the Doyle’s Leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel Queensland 2020 list.  Melanie is also listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2021 (14th ed) in Construction/Infrastructure Law (published in the AFR on 15 April 2021); awarded 2021 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Construction/Infrastructure Law in Brisbane. 
 
Mark Steele practises primarily in commercial litigation and arbitration, medical negligence, estates and succession, and building and administrative law. Prior to coming to the Bar in 2005 Mark worked for two national law firms. He also worked for two years in the United Kingdom, including for the BSE Inquiry. Mark has appeared in Courts and Tribunals at trial and appellate level, including in the High Court, Federal Courts and Tribunals, and State Courts and Tribunals. Mark has also successfully acted in an international arbitrations under the ICC Rules.

Member Price:$119.00
Non-Member Price:$149.00
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