In this seminar, Evelyn Halls provide an overview of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)’s first 18 months of operations, since its establishment in November 2018 as a ‘one-stop shop’ to deal with financial services complaints.
She will discuss the steps AFCA takes to resolve complaints efficiently, effectively and fairly. She will highlight complaint trends, emerging issues and learnings for the financial services sector, as well as providing an insight into key AFCA initiatives such as the Fairness Project and the development of AFCA’s revised approach to responsible lending.
This seminar will look at the formal requirements for drafting guarantees, pleadings, and outline the scope of guarantor liability and discharge, guarantor rights and defences, and legislation affecting guarantors.
This seminar provides insight into dealing with self -represented litigants in commercial cases with a perspective from the bench and the bar and also look at the role of the Victorian Bar Pro Bono Scheme.