Credit law: Assisting clients experiencing mortgage stress amidst rising interest rates

Over a decade of soaring property growth, generous tax incentives for property investors and record low interest rates has resulted in Australian households being among the most indebted in the world.

In this webinar, Josh Mennen, Principal Lawyer & National Litigation Leader at Maurice Blackburn, will look at this problem in the context of unprecedented interest rates increases which will see thousands tipped from fixed to variable rates. Josh will discuss borrowers rights under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth) and explore the pros and cons of taking a complaint to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) as opposed to litigating.

Event Details

Date: April 4, 2024
Time: 10am - 11am (Qld time)
Cost: Free
Hosted by: Community Legal Centres Queensland
Venue: Online

Speakers

About the presenter:

Admitted to legal practice in 2007, Josh Mennen has an extensive knowledge of legal process he has been responsible for law-changing, leading cases.

He has acted predominantly across superannuation, general insurance, life insurance, financial advice and consumer credit disputes in various tribunals and courts.

He is a prominent commentator on public policy, having advanced consumer rights through scores of submissions, appearances at parliamentary inquiries and media appearances. 

Josh provides financial services legal advice to disabled or wronged consumers, disability support groups, charities, State Trustees, financial counsellors, community groups and unions.

He is passionate about increasing consumer rights/awareness, and giving voice to those dis-empowered by illness, injury and socioeconomic barriers. 

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