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New to Practical Law: Unfair contract terms toolkit

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From 9 November 2023, unfair contract terms will no longer simply be found void and courts will have the right to order substantial penalties. Are your consumer and small business contracts compliant? 

From 9 November 2023, the use of unfair contract terms in standard form consumer contracts and small business contracts is prohibited and a court may order significant penalties for violations of the prohibition, including fines of $2.5 million for individuals and $50 million, or more in certain circumstances, for corporations. 

Practical Law's new Toolkit, Unfair contract terms provides an overview of Practical Law's unfair contract terms resources to assist legal practitioners navigate compliance.

By Practical Law Commercial Team

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