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Extension of unfair contract terms protection to small businesses - many franchise agreements likely to be caught
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • May 5 2015

The Federal Government has released an exposure draft of proposed legislation that would extend consumer protections against unfair contract terms to


Representations as to future profit a fine balancing act
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • April 24 2015

Franchisors making representations regarding profitability has been flavour of the month in the courts. Recently, a cleaning company franchisor, South


The story of blow dry bar: no fairy tale ending for Castle Hill franchise
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 23 2015

Misleading and deceptive conduct remains one of the most frequent allegations arising in franchise disputes. The recent decision of Carazi Pty Ltd v


Court to feuding franchisor: take down that blog post!
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • April 21 2015

The recent Madden v Seafolly appeal sent a very clear warning to business owners about spruiking their own businesses or taking down the competition


The strange case of the bank that told the truth
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 21 2015

A bunch of angry franchisees has lost its fight against the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) over claims they were deceived into buying their BOQ franchises


ACCC cleaning up dodgy franchisors
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 15 2015

Although not quite ready for its own Underbelly series, Melbourne has hit us with another riveting tale of deceit, a lying business owner, cleaning


Focus: cleaning company franchisor cleaned up by ACCC
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • March 30 2015

The Federal Court has awarded a substantial penalty of $500,000 against a franchisor that had contravened both the Australian Consumer Law and the


Good faith in franchise relationships
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • March 29 2015

The debate surrounding the inclusion of a duty of good faith in franchise arrangements has been clarified by the introduction of a new good faith


Time to play fair
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 27 2015

Now, more than ever, franchisors need to take a look at their contracts and practices and make sure that they align with the new regime of fairness


Code refresh for franchisors
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • March 26 2015

Most of you will now be aware that the new Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) came into effect on 1 January 2015. The new penalty provisions in