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When is a distribution agreement not a distribution agreement? When the NSW Court of Appeal determines that it is a franchise agreement! Workplace Safety Australia v Simple OHS Solutions Pty Ltd 2015 NSW CA 84
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • September 8 2015

The New South Wales Court of Appeal was required recently to consider whether an exclusive distribution agreement constituted a “franchise agreement”


Fairness in franchising: a new Australian legislative requirement
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • November 23 2015

2015 has been a landmark year for the regulation of franchising in Australia, introducing a significantly enhanced Franchising Code with financial


Disruption mediation?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 23 2015

Disruption is the current buzz word being applied to describe events, developments or people who are challenging the traditional ways and means of


"Bad call”: non-disclosure by franchisor of franchisee wage costs
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • October 13 2015

The 7-Eleven wage scandal puts the spotlight on franchisees, franchisors and the obligation to pay employees their proper wages. But whose problem is


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


Global trends in franchise regulation - recent developments
  • Sotos LLP
  • Australia, Canada, USA
  • May 2 2016

We have recently witnessed some major changes to franchise legislation in both California and Australia. Developments in these jurisdictions are of


Retail Leasing Update: Changes to the Retail Shop Leases Act
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • November 18 2016

From 25 November 2016, amendments to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) (the Act) will take effect. Below is a snapshot of the things you need to


Blogger liable for misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • September 1 2014

In Nextra Australia Pty Limited v Fletcher 2014 FCA 399 the Federal Court held that a blogger was liable for misleading comments that he made about


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