Free Webinar: Prepare for the new Unfair Contract Terms Act coming this November

Are you in procurement? Are you ready for 12th November?

What you should be doing now, to get your organisation ready for the new Unfair Contract Terms Act 2016

Date: Thursday 21st July 2016


This FREE webinar is kindly sponsored by Open Windows

Note: For technical reasons, the sound quality for the introduction by Jonathan Dutton of Open Windows is poor, but stay with it, it improves when Suzy Cairney begins her presentation.  

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About the webinar

Less than six months from now, the landscape for contracting directly with small suppliers will change dramatically for all procurement professionals currently using standard form contracts with small vendors. The Unfair Contract Terms Act 2016 (UCTA) includes new regulations to all template based contracts to purchase any goods and services from small suppliers (less than 20 employees) for contract values up to $1m.

Before 12th November 2016, three key questions need to be addressed by all professional buyers;

  1. Do you risk having UNFAIR contracts with your small suppliers after 12th November and not even knowing it?
  2. How should you be amending all your standard contracts with small suppliers before 12th November to become compliant with the new UCTA?
  3. What help will you need to get all your contracts compliant by the deadline?

Join Scott Alden & Suzy Cairney, both senior partners from HOLDING REDLICH, one of Australia’s top commercial law firm’s, for a brief overview of the new Unfair Contract Terms Act, its implications and what it could mean for you.

This FREE 40 minute presentation by a top legal team will be introduced by Jonathan Dutton and followed by a twenty minute Q&A session, for your chance to ask these seasoned lawyers about any of the latest legal changes and new case law that is directly relevant to procurement.


Suzy Cairney, Partner  – Senior Projects Partner, Procurement Specialist, Holding RedlichSuzy Cairney

Suzy is a projects and commercial lawyer with particular experience in project development and operational contracts in the ports, civil construction and resources sectors. She has experience both in Australia and overseas, and has advised government clients, principals, developers, contractors and operators on a wide range of major infrastructure projects.

Suzy has previously worked in-house as a European Counsel for an international port operator in Belgium, as Corporate Counsel for a Queensland water GOC and as in-house counsel to support the feasibility stage of a major new coal project for one of Australia’s largest miners. Known for her practical common sense approach and commerciality, Suzy understands the drivers behind getting the deal done.