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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


A timely reminder franchisors ‘intentional recklessness’ leads to pecuniary penalties of $500,000
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 26 2015

With the recent amendment of the Franchising Code, the case of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd


A timely reminder franchisors ‘intentional recklessness’ leads to pecuniary penalties
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 18 2015

With the recent amendment of the Franchising Code, the case of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd


Disclosing earnings information: get it right
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • January 27 2015

There was much said about the anticipated effects of the amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code), which came into force on 1 January


Changing product sales strategies: the constraints on franchisors
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 16 2014

In A & A (Sydney) Pty Ltd v YUM! Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd 2014 FCA 678, the Federal Court of Australia was asked to determine whether or not


Is it all there? Disclosure for franchises
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • September 10 2014

Allegations of incorrect or non-compliant disclosure prior to entering into a franchise agreement are often raised in disputes between franchisors


Protecting your franchise’s online reputation: Nextra v Fletcher
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 14 2014

Franchisees and franchisors have a commercial interest in maintaining their franchise's online reputation as this is part of the branding or image of


Restraints of trade: effective in a franchise agreement?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • June 11 2014

It is not uncommon to see a restraint of trade clause in a franchise agreement. Generally, the restraint will act to prevent a franchisee and key


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


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