Practical Law Australia Competition and Consumer Protection supports clear, confident advice and representation in this complex, dynamic area of the law. Our expertly drafted resources help lawyers to decide what questions to ask, what law applies and why.

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Why Practical Law Australia Competition and Consumer Protection?

Manage risk

Manage risk

Minimise exposure and ensure compliance with our extensive coverage of the present law, immediate past and likely changes.

Get up to speed quickly

Get up to speed quickly

Keep on top of the latest developments in this dynamic area of law with our maintained resources on imminent major competition law reform and likely consumer law changes.

Cover all your bases

Cover all your bases

Anticipate and address all related legal issues with cross-references and links to related Practical Law resources and legislation on Westlaw AU.

Upskill your team

Upskill your team

Help your team navigate the complexities of this area of law and delegate with confidence knowing you are supported by resources developed and maintained by competition and consumer law experts.

Competition and Consumer Protection has you covered in the following key areas of law

Access regimes

Accessorial and individual liability

Anti-competitive arrangements

Application of Competition and Consumer Act (and ACL)

Australian Competition Tribunal

Authorisation, notification and clearances



Competition Codes

Construction of Competition and Consumer Act

Contracts, arrangements, understandings and concerted practices

Criminal liability

Defences and limitations

Enforcement and remedies

Exclusionary provisions

Exclusive dealing

Expert economic evidence

Immunity and leniency

International liner cargo shipping


Markets and market definition

Mergers and acquisitions affecting competition

Misleading conduct

Misuse of market power

Refusal to deal

Resale price maintenance

Restraint of trade

Third line forcing

Unconscionable conduct

Unfair contracts

Our team

Meet the expert legal writer who creates and maintains our Competition and Consumer Protection resources.

Ian Wylie

Ian Wylie practised as a partner in Norton Rose Fulbright followed by Ashurst for 16 years, then as a barrister at the New South Wales Bar for 11 years. He has experience in a range of industry sectors advising on dispute resolution management and strategy, and appearing in regulatory investigations and competition and consumer protection, intellectual property and other commercial litigation.

"Competition and consumer protection law is complex, changing and all-pervasive throughout the economy. We provide an ever-current tiered service, from simple practical guidance on application of the law to different areas of legal practice and industry sectors, to detailed legal analysis where needed. The context and interconnectedness of different prohibitions, principles and processes is explained with comprehensive interlinking both within our resources and to primary sources."
Ian Wylie Ian Wylie, Head of Dispute Resolution and Competition