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Unfair contract terms expansion to small businesses - what is the potential impact for franchises?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • June 30 2015

The Commonwealth Government is in the process of consulting and finalising legislation to extend the unfair contract terms provisions contained in the


The Franchising Code of Conduct one of the ACCC’s strategic compliance and enforcement priorities in 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • May 29 2015

On 1 January 2015, the new Franchising Code of Conduct (Franchising Code) (see commenced operation in


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