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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


“$200 free bets” held to be misleading
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 28 2015

The ACCC's latest issue of the Small Business in Focus Report reveals the latest small business enquiries and complaints data. Of significance, the


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


Misleading & deceptive conduct: still the no. 1 problem for franchises
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 20 2015

The ACCC's recent Small Business in Focus report reveals the latest small business and franchising enquiries and complaints data. Of significance


Don’t throw it away! What documents should franchisors keep?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • September 17 2015

This month’s franchising update focuses on what documents should be kept by franchisors to both ensure compliance with their legal obligations and


Unfair contract terms expansion to small business
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 31 2015

The Commonwealth Government has introduced the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 (Bill) into


Substance over form: is your agreement captured by the Franchising Code of Conduct?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 31 2015

The Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) provides important protections to franchisees that aim to reduce the perceived inequality of bargaining power