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Government releases Exposure Draft of new code: proposed changes and how to have your say
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 8 2014

On Wednesday 2 April 2014, the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Bilson MP, released: 'Future of Franchising' - a statement which outlines

Fines and new duties of disclosure and good faith recommended for the Franchising Code
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 23 2013

The latest review of the Franchising Code has recommended some significant changes, most notably the introduction of pecuniary penalties for breaches

Here we go again: Australian government releases draft amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • April 18 2014

The Australian government has released an exposure draft of amendments to The Trade Practices (Industry Codes - Franchising) Regulations 1998 (the

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 expresses concern with mobile services franchisor
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • September 12 2014

On 20 August 2014, the ACCC accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Express Mobile Services Pty Ltd, a mobile professional services franchise

Franchisors: let’s get fiscal! keeping financial disclosure current
  • Thomson Geer
  • Australia
  • August 4 2014

With another end of financial year comes the time to update your disclosure documentsbut is that enough? A recent Federal Court decision

Draft Franchising Code of Conduct released for limited consultation
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • May 2 2014

On 2 April 2014, the Coalition Government released a draft Franchising Code of Conduct ("Code") along with draft legislation to amend the Competition

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

2013: the year of the franchising code review
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 12 2013

In 1998, the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) was given the force of law under the then Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) and now the Competition

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