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Franchise Law

Legal issues in franchising

Selling a franchise business There is no point buying a franchise without an exit plan. Some franchisors even make this early training of franchisees so they are more rigorous and aware of what is needed to build a good business ready to sell. Some franchises are hard to sell A…
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Proposed new franchising law in SA

On 1 October 2010 Minister Tom Koutsantonis, SA Labor Government, announced the government’s intention to legislate reforms in the small business sector, establishment of a Small Business Commissioner and introduction of new laws to protect franchisees. The proposed Small Business Law will empower the Small Business Commissioner to monitor the…
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Proposed national business registration

It has been announced that in April 2011 a new national system for business name registrations will commence. Each State of Australia has agreed to refer their business name registration powers to the Federal Government so that a uniform system can be established. The new system will be administered by…
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Franchise Operations Manual

A sick Operations Manual is usually a reflection of a sick franchise system and urgent surgery is required in most cases!   In my many years as a franchise consultant, I have witnessed an enormous jump in standards when it comes to the Operations Manuals that Franchisors are providing for…
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Franchise lawyers

Before signing any franchise documents, it is essential that you take legal advice from an experienced franchise lawyer.  We have listed below lawyers in Australia who specialise in franchising and who are able to help with any query you have.   Read more…   Read more…   Read more… Allens…
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Franchise renewal

In most franchise agreements it states that a franchisee can give written notice to its franchisor within a prescribed period and on following the process in the franchise agreement, the franchisee will be granted a renewal for a further term. However it is not always straight forward. The number one…
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Changes to Australia’s Franchising Code 2014

Changes effective 1 January 2015 In November 2014 the Australian Government released the final version of the new Franchising Code of Conduct to take effect from 1 January 2015. The current franchising code will be repealed on 31 December 2014 and the new Code will apply to both new and…
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Franchise law in Australia

Due to the complex nature of franchising, and the fact you may be using your life savings to buy your franchise business, it is essential that you seek assistance from a franchise lawyer when looking to buy a franchise. The biggest mistake anyone can make when buying a franchise is…
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