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Australian Consumer Law

The Australian Consumer Law Committee of the Legal Practice Section of the Law Council of Australia provides a forum for lawyers throughout the country to keep abreast of developments, and to canvass issues at a national level.

Role & Objectives

The Consumer Law Committee takes an interest in legal developments affecting consumers generally, such as: superannuation, banking and finance, insurance, public health, personal injury and accident compensation.

The Committee liaises with other government and non-government bodies involved in consumer law, including the Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and the Consumer Affairs Advisory Council. The Group has a particular interest in the uniformity of consumer protection laws throughout Australia.

Benefits of membership

As a member of the Legal Practice Section, all group members receive the Section's quarterly journal, the Australian Law Management Journal, and receive discounted registration to all conferences seminars conducted by the Section.

Members of the Section have access to the members' section of the Law Council's website, including access to electronic newsletters, journals, and case flashes.

Members of the Section have access to a range of discounts and corporate plan agreements for domestic and international air travel and accommodation, and hire cars.

For more information, please contact the Section Administrator or the Chairman, whose contact details are below:


Mr Ben Slade
William Forster Chambers
26 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0801
T.  08 8982 4700

2022 Consumer Rights Forum

Wham! Bam! Thank you, Scam! But who is responsible?

Event Details 

Date: Tuesday, 19 July 2022
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm followed by award presentation and canapes and drinks.
Cost: Free
Venue: Maurice Blackburn, Level 32, 201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney & Online

For more information and to register click here.

Consumer Rights Award 

Nominations for the 2022 award are now open and will close 5pm (AEST), 1 July 2022.  Nominations must be emailed to chelsea.desilva@lawcouncil.asn.auA nominee may self-nominate or be nominated.

For more information on eligibility criteria, please click here. 



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