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Case note: Meetfresh Franchising v Ivanman Pty Ltd

16 Oct 2020

By Sian Harding, Law Clerk and Alicia Hill, Principal, MST Lawyers The recent decision of Meetfresh Franchising Pty Ltd v Ivanman Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 234 was made in the context of a franchising contract dispute in which the Franchisor terminated the franchise agreement as a result of losing access to the right to use…

Back In Motion undertakes not to enforce unfair restraints and exit fees | Does this mean it’s back to the drawing board for franchisors in Australia?

15 Oct 2020

By Louise Wolf, Senior Associate, MST Lawyers It is not uncommon to find clauses in franchise agreements which restrict certain business activities of franchisees after the term of a franchise agreement has come to an end.  These are often called post-term restraints.  Such clauses may seek to impose restrictions on a former franchisee conducting a…

Commercial tenancy rent relief alert – Strict compliance and proportionality

By Ryan Attard, Law Clerk, and Alicia Hill, Principal, MST Lawyers The ‘Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme’ (the Scheme) was extended to operate until 31 December 2020. Originally set to expire on 28 September, the extension includes various amendments. An overview is provided in our previous article on the subject. We draw attention in this…

Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme Extended

On 1 October 2018, the Fair Work Commission, as part of its 4-year modern award review, made a decision to amend evening, Saturday and Sunday penalty rates. This article explains these amendments.