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Code changes announced include strong financial penalties for non-compliance
  • Madgwicks
  • Australia
  • April 4 2014

A draft of the proposed revised new look Franchising Code of Conduct has just been released by the government. An Exposure Draft of the revised Code

Australia introduces new duty of good faith
  • Dentons
  • Australia
  • July 1 2014

Australia is set to amend the mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) and the Competition and Consumer Act (the CCA). The changes are likely

Small business, major gripes
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 26 2014

The ACCC has launched its latest edition of the Small Business in Focus half yearly report, summarising the ACCC's activities in the small business

D-day: 1 Jan 2015 are you ready for the new franchising code?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 27 2014

The countdown is on until the implementation of the new franchising regime with the changes coming into effect on 1 January 2015. The legislation has

Choice of law & venue for disputes: how these choices can affect franchises
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • May 22 2014

In last month's update we looked at the Government's proposed changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code). One of these changes was to

11 Harvey Norman franchisees in the ACCC's firing line
  • Hunt & Hunt
  • Australia
  • January 17 2013

The ACCC has identified consumer guarantees as a matter of particular concern, having received more than 16,000 complaints in the last year. As a

The big 6: impending amendments to the Franchising Code following the Wein Review
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • August 6 2013

On 24 July 2013, the Government released its response to Mr Alan Wein’s Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct.1 We outlined some of the Review’s

Entering the Australian franchise market
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia
  • December 12 2013

Thinking about entering the Australian franchise market? The following legal issues need to be thought about before any action is taken. Entering

Trouble in paradise: pampered paws sent packing
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 15 2013

The recent Federal Court decision in Pampered Paws Connection Pty Ltd (on its own behalf and in a Representative Capacity) v Pets Paradise

Heavy price for misleading and deceptive conduct
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 22 2014

The recent decision of Brotherson v Hursle Pty Ltd 2013 QDC 257 demonstrates the severe consequences for businesses that make representations that