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Ruby Princess High Court decision confirms that UCT laws extend beyond Australia’s borders

24 April 2024

Case note: Karpik v Carnival plc [2023] HCA 39

In the recent class action case, Karpik v Carnival plc [2023] HCA 39 (Ruby Princess Case), the High Court of Australia has confirmed that where at least one party to a standard contract for goods or services is acting within, or carrying out business in, Australia the unfair contract term (UCT) laws will apply to that contract.

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Unfair contract terms

It’s time to review your standard-form contracts for unfair terms

16 November 2022

There is now less than 12 months to review your business’s standard-form contracts for unfair contract terms (UCTs) to avoid contravention of the Australian Consumer Law in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

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