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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


Franchisors in the fray as ACCC announces objectives for the year ahead
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • March 5 2015

In a recent speech, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims announced the ACCC's enforcement and compliance priorities for 2015. Of particular importance for


Dirty deeds and dirty dealings: ACCC cleans up Coverall after franchisor’s misleading and unconscionable conduct
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • February 10 2015

The 2014 decision of the Federal Court in Australian Competition & Consumer Commission v South East Melbourne Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) warns that


Australia - ACCC powers expanded under new Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • February 19 2015

On 1 January 2015, a new mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) was introduced in Australia. The new Code contained a breadth of changes to the


Federal court finds franchisor’s conduct not so squeaky clean
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 18 2015

In late January, Justice Murphy handed down a scathing judgement against South East Melbourne Cleaning (in Liquidation), formerly known as Coverall


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


Spam claim canned!
  • Broadley Rees Hogan
  • Australia
  • November 29 2016

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) do not give rise to personal actions for damages flowing from a contravention of the provisions


What applies and when? Unraveling the application of the amendments to the Franchising Code
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 27 2015

After much anticipation the new Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) came into effect from 1 January 2015. However, the application of the Code is not


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


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