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At last, the new Franchising Code is here
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • November 13 2014

After much anticipation the new Franchising Code of Conduct is now publicly available and is due to commence on 1 January 2015.While many provisions


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


New Franchising Code of Conduct finally released
  • Thomson Geer
  • Australia
  • November 5 2014

On 3 November 2013, the new Franchising Code of Conduct (New Code) was finally made public, following months of confidential consultation with


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


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


Federal Government strengthens ACCC’s enforcement powers when dealing with franchises
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • October 24 2014

In brief, the proposed amendments sought to: Introduce a general duty on franchisors and franchisees to act in good faith in their dealings with each


New Franchising Code of Conduct to commence on 1 January 2015
  • Thomson Geer
  • Australia
  • October 27 2014

Federal Small Business Minister, Bruce Billson MP, has confirmed that the highly anticipated new Franchising Code of Conduct will commence on 1


Focus: the new look of franchising revealed
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • November 13 2014

The Competition and Consumer (Industry CodesFranchising) Regulation 2014 (Cth) (New Code) replaces the 1998 Franchising Code of Conduct (Old Code


The new Franchising Code of Conduct why you shouldn’t wait to update
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • December 5 2014

On Monday, 3 November 2014 the Federal Government released the final version of the new Franchising Code of Conduct, which will replace the old


The Consumer Protection Act poses significant challenges to weaker franchisors
  • Adams & Adams
  • Australia, Canada, South Africa
  • January 23 2014

The Consumer Protection Act ("the Act") applies to franchise agreements and poses significant challenges to weaker franchisors, including those which