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Franchisees commence Class Action against Pizza Hut

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
Over 80 Pizza Hut franchisees have commenced a class action against Yum! Restaurants Australia (the Franchisor) who are the parent company of Pizza Hut.  The franchisees argue that covering business...

Law Society of NSW: How safe is your franchise territory? The courts have decided.

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
The courts have recently discussed the importance of a franchisor protecting their franchisee’s territorial rights in an exclusive territory. Where a franchisee has an exclusive territory, the courts decided there...

When you sign up for a territory with exclusivity can you be sure your franchisor will protect these rights?

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
Nick Birbas, franchise solicitor from Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors, comments on a franchise law decision from a case he recently ran, relating to franchisee territorial rights in an exclusive territory....

How Safe is Your Franchise Territory?

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
Until now, there have been very few territorial cases in the Courts brought by franchisees because of the legal costs and potential damage to the working franchise relationship but two...

Selling a Franchise

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
Lockhart (the Franchisee) challenged GM Holden (the Franchisor) because they did not approve the sale of the franchise business to a new buyer. The facts of this case included a...

Hungry Jacks settle out of court over failed franchise

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
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...

The importance of establishing a water-tight exclusive franchise territory in your franchisee agreement.

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
In a recent decision in the NSW Supreme Court (Video Ezy International Pty Ltd v Sedema Pty Ltd [2014] NSWSC 143) , the Supreme Court reviewed the importance of exclusivity...

Picking a Franchise Winner Concept – Novelty or Long Term Trend

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
David Newhouse, accredited business law specialist and franchise Lawyer of Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors, was recently quoted in the latest Franchise Magazine. The article focuses on new franchisees doing research...

Ready to Buy a Franchise? Be Sure You Can Get What You Want

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
Franchising Magazine recently interviewed David Newhouse, business law accredited specialist and franchising solicitor, discussing possible traps and pitfalls when purchasing a franchise business. For more information click on the link...

Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors Make the Mark in Business & Franchising Law

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
We are pleased to announce that both David Newhouse and Nick Birbas were recently recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as accredited specialist in Business Law (they...