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A timely reminder franchisors ‘intentional recklessness’ leads to pecuniary penalties of $500,000

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 26 2015

With the recent amendment of the Franchising Code, the case of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd

A timely reminder franchisors ‘intentional recklessness’ leads to pecuniary penalties

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 18 2015

With the recent amendment of the Franchising Code, the case of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd

What applies and when? Unraveling the application of the amendments to the Franchising Code

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 27 2015

After much anticipation the new Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) came into effect from 1 January 2015. However, the application of the Code is not

Liquidators’ obtaining a non-publication order

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • February 26 2015

There are circumstances where a liquidator may approach the Court concerned that their position in future proceedings may be weakened if the matters

Property purchased with after-acquired income is not after-acquired property

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 26 2015

Property acquired by a bankrupt after the date of bankruptcy becomes property that is divisible amongst the bankrupts' creditors. However, case law

How fraud can affect indefeasibility of title

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 26 2015

The general rule under the Torrens system is that once an interest in land is registered on the Real Property register, the owner of that interest

The directors divide: the importance of separation of personal from company interests

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • January 28 2015

Directors have an obligation to act in the best interests of the company to which they are appointed. This obligation includes the proper use of

NSW amends its Director Penalty Regime

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • January 28 2015

The Taxation Administration Act 1996 (NSW) provides for the administration and enforcement of a number of taxation laws including payroll tax, gaming

Losing control: consequences of shareholder disputes

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • January 28 2015

Disputes between shareholders and directors can have serious consequences. The recent case of Van Wijk (Trustee), in the matter of Power

Disclosing earnings information: get it right

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • January 27 2015

There was much said about the anticipated effects of the amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code), which came into force on 1 January