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Potential ACCC Relaxtion in the Time of Covid-19

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 29 March 2020
The focus of the law can change so quickly in a crisis. The ACCC released a press release on 27 March 2020 which reflected just that. Whilst we are far from a lawless nation, these relaxations are sensible and will hopefully help to save businesses from teetering over the edge. Game Changer:  potential authorisations to allow competitors to coordinate - this is usually unlawful What's in: efforts to stop businesses seeking to exploit the crisis causing harm to consumer...
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Critical Franchising Update

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 27 March 2020
Elizabeth Gore-Jones will be presenting the Critical Franchising Update at the Legalwise 10 CPD points legal conference. You can find information about the conference here: Sharing valuable information about what franchisors and franchisees can be doing now to be ready for the economic recovery and anticipated legislative changes. ...
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Covid-19 Help for Franchisees

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 23 March 2020
Covid-19 is causing confusion and panic amongst franchisees who may not be able to operate their franchised business or who are suffering a significant downturn in trade. Franchisees may have legal rights that protect their interests or at least give them some bargaining power to negotiate a deal to see them to the end of this pandemic. For instance, your franchise agreement may be frustrated because the parties can no longer perform their obligations under the franchise agreement. We...
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Restraint of Trade not Binding

Nov 04 2020
Unfair Restraint of Trade struck down The Back In Motion Physiotherapy Franchise Agreements contained a clause preventing an ex-franchisee from competing within 10 kms of any Back In Motion Physiotherapy franchise for 12 months after the franc...

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