Ensuring that your manufacturing business follows all regulations will protect you from potential disputes, such as those that arise in relation to product safety. Stacks can assist and advise you in all aspects of manufacturing law in NSW.
Companies that make or put together products in Australia, or who import products that are made overseas, must comply with many laws and regulations - product safety being a key focus.
Manufacturers of products have obligations to act in a certain way when products are found to be defective. Failure to do so can be costly and result in harm to the business’ reputation.
The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 covers the rules around fair trading and competition in Australia. The Act also contains the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), setting out the national rules around product safety and labelling, and consumer rights and guarantees. In addition to ACL provisions, consumers can make negligence claims under common law for damages and loss caused by a defective product.
Stacks Law Firm has commercial and employment lawyers specialising in the law affecting manufacturers. We can advise you on your rights and obligations in relation to product liability, anti-competitive conduct, workplace practices, and issues around the import or export of products. We can also act for you in the event that your business finds itself the subject of legal proceedings.
Manufacturing legal matters where Stacks Law Firm can assist you
- Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
- Sales, purchases and leases of property for manufacturing purposes
- Protecting your brand and intellectual property
- Issues relating to the marketing and promotion of goods
- Issues relating to product warranties and guarantees
- Issues relating to product defects and safety issues
- Corporate structuring
- Workplace laws, including employment contracts, WHS, discrimination, bullying and harassment, and workplace policies and procedures
- Dispute resolution remedies
- Defences available in product liability actions
- Export and import regulations, including taxation requirements
Need advice about the law affecting manufacturers? Call us today