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Imminent changes to Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 19 2014

The current Franchising Code of Conduct will be repealed and replaced with a new Franchising Code of Conduct, which will take effect from 1 January

ACCC takes action against Coverall Melbourne for alleged unconscionable conduct
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • September 22 2014

The ACCC has brought Federal Court proceedings against Coverall Cleaning Concepts South East Melbourne Pty Ltd (Coverall Melbourne), a master

Australia’s new Franchising Code of Conduct is released
  • Holman Webb
  • Australia
  • November 11 2014

Without much fanfare last week Australia's new, but long awaited, Franchising Code of Conduct was published. Since it is to take effect on 1 January

Australia's Franchising Code will be reformed - what businesses should expect
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 4 2014

On 2 April 2014, the Government published its "Future of Franchising" statement in response to the recommendations of the independent review of

The future of franchising in Australia
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • April 3 2014

On 2 April 2014, the Australian Government released its 'Future of Franchising Statement' outlining various policy reforms to franchising in

Franchising Code reform a step closer
  • Thomson Geer
  • Australia
  • July 18 2014

Australia yesterday moved one step closer towards a new regime of franchise regulation, with the introduction into parliament of the Competition and

Government releases new Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 10 2014

Following the Wein Review and considerable public consultation since early 2013, the new Franchising Code of Conduct (New Code) has been released and

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

Spar match-round 2 do you have to update your disclosure document on 1 July?
  • Holman Webb
  • Australia, Canada
  • June 25 2014

There has been some recent speculation amongst franchise lawyers about the potential impact of the recent Federal Court appeal decision in the case

Focus: comply or say bye to your franchise!
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • October 23 2014

With the new Franchising Code of Conduct and civil pecuniary penalties set to commence on 1 January 2015, a recent Full Federal Court decision is a