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ACCC cleaning up dodgy franchisors

  • MARQUE Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • April 15 2015

Although not quite ready for its own Underbelly series, Melbourne has hit us with another riveting tale of deceit, a lying business owner, cleaning

Focus: cleaning company franchisor cleaned up by ACCC

  • Allens
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  • Australia
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  • March 30 2015

The Federal Court has awarded a substantial penalty of $500,000 against a franchisor that had contravened both the Australian Consumer Law and the

Good faith in franchise relationships

  • Maddocks
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  • Australia
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  • March 29 2015

The debate surrounding the inclusion of a duty of good faith in franchise arrangements has been clarified by the introduction of a new good faith

Time to play fair

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • March 27 2015

Now, more than ever, franchisors need to take a look at their contracts and practices and make sure that they align with the new regime of fairness

Code refresh for franchisors

  • Maddocks
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  • Australia
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  • March 26 2015

Most of you will now be aware that the new Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) came into effect on 1 January 2015. The new penalty provisions in

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

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • 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

Civil penalties under the new Franchising Code of Conduct

  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
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  • Australia
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  • March 24 2015

On 1 January 2015 a new Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) was introduced. It applies to all conduct on or after 1 January 2015. If a franchise

Unfair contract terms regime expected to extend to franchise agreements from 1 July

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • March 23 2015

On Friday 20 March 2015, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Small Business Minister Bruce Billson announced that the unfair contract terms regime

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

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • 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

Not holding leases for franchised stores? Think again!

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • March 10 2015

Commercial Partner, Andrea Pane looks at how careful consideration of whether to hold leases for franchised stores can then have benefits for