Blog - Franchise Law

Welcome to the Franchise Law section of our blog, where you can find a wealth of information, news articles and case studies related to the work that we do.

Please feel free to read our Franchise Law blog posts, listed below or choose from one of our other blog categories below:


Alternatively, please call Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors on 02 9922 1100, for the best legal advice & representation for Franchise businesses.



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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Jon Piro, Snap Printing Franchise


David Newhouse and the team at Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors assisted me in selling my franchise business, Snap Printing. David’s experience in franchising law and business law, along with his attention to detail and commercial mind, made selling my franchise business a hassle-free experience. I would not hesitate in recommending David and Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors to other franchisees who are contemplating selling their franchise business.
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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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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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