Unfair Contract Terms: Revisiting Consumer Contracts (On Demand)

Recorded Seminar 2 CPD Hrs
At your desk or on your portable device

This On Demand seminar focuses on the new unfair contract terms law. Businesses and professionals will need to ensure their contracts and practices comply with the new law, as it will be an offence for standard form consumer contracts to include an unfair term.

The purpose of this On Demand seminar is to explain:

  • the way our legislation has been developed and how it differs from similar legislation in Australia;
  • the types of standard form contracts the new law covers;
  • how the unfair contract terms law works;
  • the types of clauses that are likely to be unfair;
  • how the legislation is likely to be enforced.

 Learning Outcomes

By watching this On Demand seminar you will learn:

  • how the proposed reforms will apply to contractual terms, including solicitors’ terms;
  • how the proposed reforms will apply to representations;
  • how the existing case law in this area is likely to be applied; and
  • the implications of  Commerce Commission investigations in practical terms.

Who should watch

Commercial lawyers, transactional lawyers, litigators, solicitors, in-house lawyers.

Feedback from the live event

"Professor Sims was excellent and written material very clear also."

"Appreciated the well prepared materials."


Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Associate Professor Alex Sims

Department of Commercial Law
University of Auckland

Alexandra Sims is an Associate Professor in the Department of Commercial Law, which is in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Auckland. Alexandra's areas of research and publication include consumer law and e-commerce law and she has published in New Zealand and internationally in these and other areas. She is a co-author of the forthcoming books E-Commerce and the Law (Brookers) and Consumer Law (2nd ed, LexisNexis). She is on the Board of Consumer NZ and the Governing Council of the Telecommunications Disputes Resolution Scheme.

Antony Holmes


Antony Holmes is a commercial barrister who has been an advocate in a wide range of commercial disputes and contentious regulatory matters. He provides focussed and strategic advice regarding the effective and efficient resolution of disputes, against parties' economic, commercial and political objectives.

Before joining the independent bar he practiced as a solicitor at leading litigation firms in Auckland and London, and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.


Paul David