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Your word is your bond: Why franchise agreements will usually be enforceable?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • June 8 2016

It is an old fashioned saying which many dismiss as having little relevance to today’s ever changing technology driven world: “your word is your


Franchisor’s obligations when setting marketing strategies
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

Representative proceedings were commenced by a Pizza Hut franchisee, Diab Pty Ltd, (Franchisee) on behalf of all (apart from 11) Australian


Issuing your own Franchise Documents - the importance of getting it right
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 17 2016

Franchise Agreements are legally binding documents that govern the business relationship between Franchisors and their Franchisees. As well as


Lessons from 2015 for directors and officers
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 26 2016

As directors and officers are now back refreshed from holiday breaks, we provide a series of short snapshots of matters arising in 2015 which may


Corporate social responsibility: just a passing fad or something all franchises should actively encourage?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 24 2016

Spruiking corporate social responsibility (CSR) credentials were all the rage not that long ago but prolonged tight financial circumstances and


Deregistered companies and insurance claims: room for improvement?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

When a company is deregistered, it ceases to exist. So what happens when a person has a genuine claim against that company but fails to commence


It might be misleading, but did you rely on it? The importance of ‘reliance’ in misleading and deceptive conduct claims
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

Misleading and deceptive conduct as mentioned in past updates is one of the most common causes of franchising disputes. However, franchisees should


Unfair contract terms - update
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 28 2015

We expect many of you are eagerly awaiting the introduction of the unfair contract terms regime to small businesses. You will be pleased to hear that


Peterson Management Services Pty Ltd v Body Corporate for The Rocks Resort 2015 QCAT 255
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 28 2015

The QCAT decision of Peterson Management Services Pty Ltd v Body Corporate for The Rocks Resort 2015 QCAT 255 shows the importance of correct


Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Astra Resources PLC 2015 FCA 759
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 28 2015

The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act) prohibits 'fundraising' by companies unless certain disclosure requirements are met. In the recent case of ASIC