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It might be misleading, but did you rely on it? The importance of ‘reliance’ in misleading and deceptive conduct claims
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

Misleading and deceptive conduct as mentioned in past updates is one of the most common causes of franchising disputes. However, franchisees should


“$200 free bets” held to be misleading
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 28 2015

The ACCC's latest issue of the Small Business in Focus Report reveals the latest small business enquiries and complaints data. Of significance, the


Misleading & deceptive conduct: still the no. 1 problem for franchises
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 20 2015

The ACCC's recent Small Business in Focus report reveals the latest small business and franchising enquiries and complaints data. Of significance


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


Failure to launch: difficulties in establishing misleading or deceptive conduct
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • September 13 2013

The recent decision of St Leger Investments Pty Ltd v True Blue James Pty Ltd & Ors 2013 FCCA 601 identifies the difficulties franchisees can face


If it looks like a franchise...: lessons from Rafferty v Madgwicks
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 24 2012

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Appeal in Rafferty v Madgwicks 2012 FCAFC 37 delivered a judgement that re-emphasises that when identifying if an arrangement is a franchise agreement the courts will examine substance over names given to describe arrangements.


Misleading and deceptive conduct in online advertising
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 31 2011

Internet advertising can inexpensively and effectively reach thousands of consumers worldwide.


Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) v Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (2011) 274 ALR 731
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 31 2011

Fortescue Metals has been granted special leave to appeal against a High Court decision that held Mr Andrew Forrest had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to a proposed port, rail line and mine located in the Pilbara and Port Hedland regions.


Trade secrets: how franchises can be protected against trade rivals in court proceedings
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 31 2011

In today’s competitive business environment, employees can “make or break” an enterprise when it comes to trade secret protection.


Good business practice: dealing with vulnerable consumers
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 20 2011

Since January 1 2011, businesses have had to come to grips with new laws and impending new laws addressing treatment of vulnerable consumers which for the first time in Queensland include unfair contract terms.