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Recovery of costs by franchisors: Dymocks v Chapter Three

23 Jun 2022

The New South Wales Supreme Court was asked to decide in Dymocks Franchise Systems (NSW) Pty Ltd v Chapter Three Pty Ltd [2022] NSWSC 35, what costs should be awarded, where there was no actual judgement on the merits of the case but the franchise agreement contained clauses which provided the franchisee was to pay the franchisor’s costs.

New Compilation of the Franchising Code of Conduct and Establishment of the Franchise Disclosure Register

27 May 2022

On 26 April 2022, compilation 8 of the Franchising Code of Conduct (‘Code’) was registered and released, incorporating all amendments to the Code made since December 2021, including the changes to the penalties and the introduction of the Franchise Disclosure Register. A copy of the latest compilation of the Code can be viewed here.

Re-thinking De Facto Relationships after this Month’s High Court Decision of Fairbairn V Radecki [2022] HCA 18

27 May 2022

In 2005/2006, the parties commenced a de facto relationship when they were both approximately 50 years of age. During the entirety of their relationship, the parties lived in the Wife’s farm property.

Four MST Lawyers Principals acknowledged in Who’s Who Legal: Australia & New Zealand’s Franchise Chapter 2022

26 May 2022

Who’s Who Legal release annual guides on Australia and New Zealand’s leading lawyers and consultant experts. Recommendations are selected based on independent research with clients and industry peers.