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By: David
Aug 31, 2017

Franchise Law

By: David
Aug 31, 2017

Buying a Business?

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
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...

ACCC becomes a real franchise regulator

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
The Franchisor, South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd was fined last week $500,000 for breaching the Australian Consumer Law and Franchising Code of Conduct. The Federal Court found that representations...

ACCC to receive strengthened powers to enforce the Franchising Code

By: David
Aug 10, 2017
The ACCC has issued an urgent release to ensure that franchisees and franchisors act in good faith in their dealings with each other, or the ACCC will intervene. Under the...

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...