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Buying a Business?

Are you thinking of buying a business or a practice for professional services? If you considering doing so then you would want to protect your investment and make sure you buy what you bargained for..
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ACCC becomes a real franchise regulator

David Newhouse, Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors Franchise Lawyer states "The Franchisor, South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd was fines last week $500,000 for breaching the Australian Consumer Law and Franchising Code of Conduct"
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ACCC to receive strengthened powers to enforce the Franchising Code

The ACCC has issued an urgent release for franchisors and franchisees ...
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Franchisees commence Class Action against Pizza Hut

Over 80 Pizza Hut franchisees have commenced a class action against Yum! Restaurants Australia (the Franchisor) who are the parent company of Pizza Hut....
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Law Society of NSW: How safe is your franchise territory? The courts have decided.

The courts have recently discussed the importance of a franchisor protecting their franchisee’s territorial rights in an exclusive territory...
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When you sign up for a territory with exclusivity can you be sure your franchisor will protect these rights?

Nick Birbas comments on a franchise law decision from a case he recently ran, relating to franchisee territorial rights in an exclusive territory...
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How Safe is Your Franchise Territory?

An article in the July edition of Business Franchisor asks the question - How safe is your Franchise territory? This is useful information for any franchisee or anyone looking at buying a franchise business.
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Selling a Franchise

Franchisees intending to sell their franchise business need to request a copy of the Franchisor’s policies and selection criteria.
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Hungry Jacks settle out of court over failed franchise

The franchisee, Ms Collins, argued that Hungry Jacks had failed to give her the training and support that had been promised when she took over the franchise. Unconscionable and unfair conduct issues were raised as it was argued that Hungry Jacks had made misrepresentations to the franchisee prior to signing the franchise agreement.
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The importance of establishing a water-tight exclusive franchise territory in your franchisee agreement.

David Newhouse, franchise solicitor for Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors comments on a recent franchise law decision deals with the obligations on franchisors for exclusive franchise territory and good faith.
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Picking a Franchise Winner Concept – Novelty or Long Term Trend

David Newhouse, accredited business law specialist and franchise Lawyer of Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors, was recently quoted in the latest Franchise Magazine...
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Ready to Buy a Franchise? Be Sure You Can Get What You Want

Franchising Magazine recently interviewed David Newhouse, discussing possible traps and pitfalls when purchasing a franchise business...
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Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors Make the Mark in Business & Franchising Law

David Newhouse and Nick Birbas were recently recognised by the Law Society of NSW as accredited specialist in Business Law..
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Buying a Franchise & Due Diligence

Franchise Lawyer David Newhouse features in this month’s Choice Magazine - providing sound advice for buying a franchise and doing the necessary due diligence.
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Leak highlights losses for troubled Pie Face

David Newhouse, our franchise lawyer was quoted in today’s Australian Financial Review “leak highlights losses for troubled Pie Face” page 6 AFR 3 June 2013
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Billy Baxter Franchisee Provided Wrong Comparable Figures by Franchisor

The Franchisor, Billy Baxter, provided estimated sales figures/turnover/rent for a new greenfield café by using comparable figures from another café. The Franchisor quoted figures were higher than the actual turn-over from the other cafe.
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NSW Land & Environment Court does not link termites, fire potential or leaf litter as a reason to remove neighbours trees under the Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006

In Class 2 proceedings, Fakes C in Sultana v Micallef [2012] NSWLEC 1078, the NSW Land & Environment Court dismissed the bulk of proceedings, save as to granting the removal of 1 tree out of 69 trees in Schofields, Sydney...
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Big bust up at Sydney's SumoSalad

"In my experience, it is rare to see a franchisee thrown out of a store," Mr Newhouse said....
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NSW Land & Environment Court dismisses tree dispute claim that roots from a neighbours tree did not cause structural cracking of a neighbours wall

In proccedings, the NSW Land & Environment Court dismissed proceedings as the Applicants were unable to prove that a Blue Gum tree in Castle Cove, Sydney caused or is causing damage to a neighbours house...
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NSW Land and Environment Court refuses to subdivide two residential lots

In Class 1 proceedings, Tuor C in Tenhave v Wollongong Council [2010] NSWLEC 1361, the NSW Land & Environment Court disallowed an appeal to subdivide two residential lots at Cordeau Heights, Wollongong...
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Federal Government Fails to Deliver Streamlining for Companies Reporting Energy and Greenhouse Gases

Companies have been hit with onerous energy and greenhouse reporting requirements, requiring companies to collect fuel data to meet the various Federal and State Government requirements...
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Willoughby Council prosecutes interior designer and builder

In two related proceedings in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court, Willoughby Council prosecuted an interior designer and builder for demolishing a whole heritage house in Second Ave Willoughby...
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