Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms Act 2015; What does it mean to you?

ABC Dispute Resolution Service in partnership with Holding Redlich Lawyers bring to you a half-day seminar on the topical subject of the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contact Terms) Act 2015 (Act) which came into force on 12 November 2016.

The Act aims to even out the playing field for small businesses by rendering certain contract terms, even if agreed, unenforceable.  The Act targets terms in “standard form contracts” which are of course common in the construction industry.

If you are in business and engage in contracts of any kind, including agreements, leases, finance documents, licenses etc then this seminar will guide you through these important changes to the legal landscape in Australia governing standard commercial contracts involving at least one small business.

Find out what is a small business, when does the Act apply, what is a small business standard contract, the clauses susceptible to being void, potential additional penalties, ways to manage and mitigate risk and essential advice relating this Act.

Upcoming Training Date


  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017
  • Thursday, 18 May 2017
  • Thursday, 12 October 2017

New South Wales

  • Thursday, 27 April 2017
  • Thursday, 14 September 2017


Troy Lewis | Partner and National Head of Construction and Infrastructure |
Holding Redlich Lawyers

Troy is a Partner in construction litigation specialising in arbitration, expert determination and substantive litigation of construction disputes in all states and territories of Australia. Troy also specialises in claims involving the Security of Payment Acts Australia wide. Troy is a recognised industry expert in relation to construction litigation and in the 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2015, 2016 editions of Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, Troy is named as one of the leading construction litigation lawyers in Queensland. Troy has also been named in the 2014, 2016, 2016, 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the practice area of Construction/Infrastructure Law.

Stephen Burton | Partner| Holding Redlich Lawyers

Stephen practices in construction and infrastructure matters, specialising in construction litigation, arbitration, expert witness and BCIPA claims.  Stephen has significant major internatinal and local project experience across the commercial construction, mining and water infrastructure sectors.  He specialises in dispute avoidance and resolution with extensive experience in mediation, arbitration, litigation and claims under the security for payment legislation nationally.  Stephen has provided dispute related advise to project directors, commercial managers, engineers, programmers/planners, contract managers and quantity surveyors in the context of several high profile international projects.


Holding Redlich
Level 1 / 300 Queen Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

New South Wales
Holding Redlich
Level 65, MLC Centre
19 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000


Our half-day seminar costs $385.00 per delegate inc GST.

Please download and peruse our registration form for further details or contact our office to discuss corporate and group bookings


Course Outline

Queensland                                                                             New South Wales

8.00 am Registration                                                              1.00 pm Registration

8.30 am Seminar                                                                    1.30 pm Seminar

10.00 am Morning Tea                                                          3.00 pm Afternoon Tea

10.20 am Seminar                                                                 3.20 pm  Seminar

12.00 pm Close                                                                      5.00 pm Close

Morning tea and handouts are provided.

Book now!

Just download and complete the Half-day Seminar Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms Act 2015; What does it mean to you? training form linked below to book your place now!


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