Court orders lawyer to stop sending certain debt notices

14 October 2010

On 12 October 2010 the Federal Court in Melbourne made an interlocutory order restraining Ms Pippa Sampson, principal lawyer of Goddard Elliott, from sending debt collection notices that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleges are misleading and deceptive.

This matter is currently before the court, and the order is in place until the determination of the case or further order of the court. The order was made with the consent of Ms Sampson but with no admission of liability.

A scheduling conference for the matter will be heard before Justice Gordon of the Federal Court in Melbourne at 9.30 a.m. Wednesday 24 November 2010.

The ACCC is seeking declarations, injunctions, corrective notices, the implementation of a trade practices law compliance program and costs against Ms Sampson.

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Release number: 
NR 226/10