Your retail business is your passion, and it’s important to ensure you’re following all rules and regulations when it comes to how you run things. Stacks knows how important your business is to you, and are here to help you in all aspects of retail industry law.
The laws and regulations affecting the retail industry are constantly evolving and it is important to ensure that your business remains compliant. These include laws relating to the manufacture, distribution, sale and promotion of goods and services.
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, sales practices, and consumer rights and guarantees. Retail trading hours are regulated in NSW by industrial relations under the Retail Trading Act 2008.
Stacks Law Firm has commercial lawyers specialising in retail law to advise you in all aspects of your business. We will ensure that you understand any industry law developments and how they affect you. We can also act for you in the event that your business finds itself the subject of legal proceedings.
Retail legal issues Stacks Law Firm can assist you with
- Drafting and negotiating retail leases
- Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
- Sales, purchases and leases of property for retail purposes, including provisions and remedies under the Retail Leases Act 1994
- Protecting your brand and intellectual property
- Issues relating to the marketing and promotion of goods and services
- Issues relating to product warranties and guarantees
- Issues relating to product defects and safety issues
- Issues relating to sales practices and consumer agreements
- Corporate structuring
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Workplace laws, including employment contracts, WHS, Discrimination, Bullying and harassment, and workplace policies and procedures
- Dispute resolution remedies
- Consumer claims under the Consumer and Commercial division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
- Privacy issues, such as the collection and storage of customer personal information
Need advice about the law affecting retailers? Call us today