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One step closer to new franchising laws

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • August 14 2014

Some of these recommendations are one step closer to becoming a reality, with the introduction of the Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties

Protecting your franchise’s online reputation: Nextra v Fletcher

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • July 14 2014

Franchisees and franchisors have a commercial interest in maintaining their franchise's online reputation as this is part of the branding or image of

Restraints of trade: effective in a franchise agreement?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • June 11 2014

It is not uncommon to see a restraint of trade clause in a franchise agreement. Generally, the restraint will act to prevent a franchisee and key

Choice of law & venue for disputes: how these choices can affect franchises

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • May 22 2014

In last month's update we looked at the Government's proposed changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code). One of these changes was to

Heavy price for misleading and deceptive conduct

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • April 22 2014

The recent decision of Brotherson v Hursle Pty Ltd 2013 QDC 257 demonstrates the severe consequences for businesses that make representations that

Government releases Exposure Draft of new code: proposed changes and how to have your say

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • April 8 2014

On Wednesday 2 April 2014, the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Bilson MP, released: 'Future of Franchising' - a statement which outlines

Unhappy franchisees are not always successful when bringing claims

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 17 2014

The recent case of Traderight (NSW) Pty Ltd & Ors v Bank of Queensland Limited 2014 NSWSC 55 demonstrates the variety of disputes that can arise

Preventing franchise disputes

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • February 10 2014

Within Australia franchises are a popular structure by which to operate a business. However, disputes revolving around franchise agreements are

Frustrated franchisor unable to recover fees

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • January 7 2014

The decision of M.T. Franchising Pty Ltd v Murlay Views Pty Ltd & Anor 2013 QDC 179 demonstrates the potential enforcement difficulties that can

Notifications and applications for authorisation to the ACCC : examples

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • November 14 2013

In the October 2013 edition of the Franchising Update we examined the circumstances in which a franchisor may fall foul of the exclusive dealing