Amy Middlebrook

Amy Middlebrook is a partner in Australia's Dispute Resolution group. Amy is also a member of the Firm's Healthcare and Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Groups. She has practiced in both Australia and the United States. Amy has experience handling complex commercial disputes across many areas of law, with particular expertise in corporations law (including director and officer liability), misleading advertising claims and product liability. Her experience included work in the Federal Court and Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. Amy's work has also involved class actions, representation in tribunals and dealings concerning the ACCC and ASIC. Amy has a background in Pharmacology and has advised healthcare clients on regulatory matters, including with respect to TGA requirements, industry code compliance and pricing and reimbursement.

In brief With the rapid rise of environmental consciousness in Australia and abroad, consumer-facing businesses are increasingly making claims about the environmental qualities of their products, services and business operations. While the ACCC has had guidance on the practice of “greenwashing” for some time (link here), policing of environmental and sustainability claims has been a core area of focus for the ACCC in the last 12 months. In October 2022, the ACCC launched an internet sweep…