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Significant Changes to the Fair Trading Act

Significant Changes to the Fair Trading Act
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The Fair Trading Amendment Act 2021 introduced significant changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 with key changes including the application of the unfair contract term (UCT) regime to small trade business-to-business (B2B) contracts and prohibitions on unconscionable conduct. Extensions to this regime came into force on 16 August 2022.

This webinar will help ensure that you understand the implications of the changes on a practical level and are able to provide your clients with robust advice.

Learning objectives

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Gain practical guidance on how the UCT regime now applies to B2B contracts and how to comply.
  • Get an overview of the prohibition on unconscionable conduct.

Who should attend

All private practice and in-house lawyers involved in contractual, commercial and consumer law.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenter is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the multiple registration button below or Click here


  • Webinar 11.00am - 12.00pm, Monday 3 October 2022
  • Registration closes  - 3.00pm, Friday 30 September 2022

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Edwards Joe 2022 Joe Edwards
Russell McVeagh, Auckland

Joe is a litigation partner who heads the Marketing Law, Media and Intellectual Property team. He specialises in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on regulatory investigations and prosecutions, privacy law, intellectual property and consumer law disputes. Joe has been counsel on some of New Zealand's leading civil and criminal cases under the Fair Trading Act.

Troy Pilkington 2022 Troy Pilkington
Russell McVeagh, Auckland

Troy specialises in the areas of competition (antitrust), consumer, and regulatory law, including advising on joint ventures, competitor collaborations and partnering arrangements, exclusive supply arrangements and Fair Trading Act issues. He has worked on a number of significant Commerce Commission investigations and market studies.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.

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Significant Changes to the Fair Trading Act - Webinar

3 October - At your desk or device

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