The Cheesecake Shop Underpayment

In a recent case, the Federal Court of Australia awarded a pastry chef one of Australia’s biggest payouts for underpayment of wages. In formulating the decision, the Court took into account the franchisee’s exploitative actions along with the severe mistreatment of the employee.

MST Lawyers’ Client – Franchising Woman of the Year Finalist

By Louise Wolf, Senior Associate, MST Lawyers Louise Wolf, Senior Associate, had the pleasure of attending the 2019 FCA Vic/Tas Excellence in Franchising Awards with valued client, Natalie Bui.  Natalie is a multi-site franchisee of Quest Apartments and was a finalist for the FCA Award of Franchising Woman of the Year for Victoria and Tasmania.  MST…

The Obligation Of Good Faith In Franchise Agreements: A Lesson In Constructing The Terms Of Sale

In the recent decision of Trampoline Enterprises Pty Ltd v Franchised Food Company Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 74, the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal has considered the obligation of a purchaser to act in good faith in the context of a franchise sale agreement. The Court also illustrated the circumstances in which the determinations of an independent expert may be challenged.

MST Lawyers’ Alicia Hill Presents at Franchise Association of New Zealand

Alicia Hill, a Principal in our Dispute Resolution and Litigation team, presented to the Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ) national conference in Rotorua on 20-21 June 2019. The presentation centred on developments in Australian franchising notably focusing on the parliamentary inquiry report.