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ACCC takes action against Coverall Melbourne for alleged unconscionable conduct

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 22 2014

The ACCC has brought Federal Court proceedings against Coverall Cleaning Concepts South East Melbourne Pty Ltd (Coverall Melbourne), a master

Bill to introduce penalty provisions to franchising code

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 22 2014

On 4 September 2014, the Federal Parliament passed the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties) Bill 2014 (Cth) (the Bill). The

Run, fat boy, run!

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 22 2014

In the heavy-hitting world of weight loss products, the ACCC is in the race for the long-run, with civil proceedings relating to the SensaSlim

ACCC expresses concern with mobile services franchisor

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 12 2014

On 20 August 2014, the ACCC accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Express Mobile Services Pty Ltd, a mobile professional services franchise

Australia introduces new duty of good faith

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 1 2014

Australia is set to amend the mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) and the Competition and Consumer Act (the CCA). The changes are likely

Nine Harvey Norman franchisees ordered to pay total penalties of $234,000 for misleading consumers

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 18 2014

The Federal Court recently ordered a further three Harvey Norman franchisees, Gordon Superstore Pty Ltd, Mandurvit Pty Ltd, and Avitalb Pty Ltd, to

Taxsmart to repay franchise fees for misleading conduct

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 18 2014

On 16 May 2014, in proceedings brought by the ACCC, the Federal Court ordered by consent that Taxsmart Group Pty Ltd, Taxsmart Franchising Pty Ltd

Full Federal Court allows ACCC appeal and BAJV cross-appeal

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 30 2014

On 2 May 2014, the Full Federal Court allowed an appeal by the ACCC of the penalty orders made by Justice Marshall on 8 July 2013 against the former

Wein’s world the sequel

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 18 2014

The Abbott Government has announced significant changes to federal franchising law, proposed to come into effect from 1 January 2015. The changes

Small business, major gripes

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 26 2014

The ACCC has launched its latest edition of the Small Business in Focus half yearly report, summarising the ACCC's activities in the small business