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Federal Government’s response to Code review

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
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  • August 21 2013

In the last Franchising Alert, we discussed the Federal Government's announcement of a review of the Franchising Code of Conduct. Alan Wein was

Restraints of trade take care when seeking to enforce a restraint against a franchisee

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • September 24 2009

Any franchisor who has tried to enforce a restraint of trade clause against a former franchisee will have received legal advice that restraints are unenforceable unless they can be shown to be reasonably necessary to protect the franchisor’s legitimate business interests

Franchising legislation amendments announced

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
  • -
  • June 4 2010

The Federal Government yesterday released the amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code

The Franchising Code and business partner arrangements

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
  • -
  • October 1 2010

The Franchising Code will apply to any agreement which falls within the definition of a ‘franchise agreement’, regardless of the name given to the agreement

Unconscionability and franchising the expert’s report

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 17 2010

On 27 November 2009, the government appointed an expert panel to advise on whether a list of unconscionable conduct examples should be introduced into the TPA

Five tips for franchise mediation

  • Madgwicks
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  • Australia
  • -
  • May 30 2012

Mediation is, more often than not, a useful dispute resolution tool, particularly in the area of franchising

Prospective retail landlords beware consider representations cautiously

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • December 21 2012

In 2006, the Applicants, Kathleen Miletich and her son Adrian Miletich responded to an advertisement by Foodco Group Pty Ltd (Foodco) which was designed to attract people interested in running a “Muffin Break” franchise

Franchisors beware: the Hose Doctor fined $110,000 for health and safety breaches

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 30 2011

A recent decision of the Industrial Court of New South Wales in Inspector Estreich v Parker Hannifin (Australia) Pty Ltd highlights the fact that franchisors have ongoing health and safety obligations for their franchisees

New dispute resolution options

  • Hall & Wilcox
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 5 2011

The outgoing ACCC Chairman, Graeme Samuel, has been quoted in The Australian Financial Review today supporting the need for alternative dispute resolution options for small business, particularly in the franchising industry

Would you like red tape with that?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Australia
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  • January 30 2014

The new Australian Government has announced a review and reform of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code). This follows the Wein review in 2013