Franchise Law

Impact of Unfair Contracts Legislation felt in Franchising

29 Jun 2009

The proposed amendments to the Trade Practices Act may mean that common clauses in franchise agreements will be rendered void. In this article, we highlight the types of clauses in franchise agreements that could be affected.

Impact of Unfair Contracts Legislation to be felt in Franchising

22 Jun 2009

Proposed amendments to the Trade Practices Act may mean that commonly used clauses in franchise agreements will be void. Read on to learn how this might affect future franchise agreements.

Franchisors Reminder

19 May 2009

Franchisors are required to create and maintain a Disclosure Document in the form prescribed by the Franchising Code of Conduct. The purpose of this Disclosure Document is to provide prospective franchisees or a franchisee proposing to renew or extend its Franchise Agreement sufficient information to decide whether to enter or not to enter into a franchise.

When Retail Franchises Collapse

29 Apr 2009

Despite industry reports that franchising booms in tough economic times, the current deteriorating economic climate has seen the collapse of a number of well known franchise groups. The Queensland based kitchen and laundry appliance franchisor, Kleenmaid was placed into administration in early April 2009. This is hot on the heels of other franchisor collapses.