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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

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

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

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

New Franchising Code of Conduct to commence 1 January 2015
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • November 17 2014

The most significant changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) since its introduction in 1998 will come in to effect on 1 January 2015

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

2013 review of the Franchising Code your guide to the main points
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • July 4 2013

In our March Focus Paper entitled "Whose Goodwill is it Anyway? - Goodwill and Franchise Relationships", we foreshadowed the April 2013 release of

When franchisees breach: limiting damage
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • July 18 2013

The cases of Cafe2U Pty Limited v Bishambu Pty Ltd and Health Club Brands Limited v Colven Botany Limited are examples of franchisees abandoning

ACCC takes franchisor to the cleaners for unconscionable conduct
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • February 3 2015

In a judgment handed down on 29 January 2015, the Federal Court has declared that South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (formerly

A new year, a new Franchising Code of Conduct
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • January 23 2015

On 1 January 2015, the new Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) commenced as a schedule to the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes- Franchising