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Franchise Mediations - helpful or a waste of time?

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 20 February 2020
I am a staunch supporter of mediations in franchise disputes. In a world where litigation can be outside the financial reach of many parties (franchisors and franchisees) mediation gives the parties an opportunity to reach a resolution which helps to avoid: 1. the expense of litigation; 2. the time and effort of litigation; 3. the stress of litigation; 4. bad publicity; and 5. tying up resources that could be best expended on looking forward rather than backward. Many franchis...
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Franchising Law Forum: Critical Lessons and Key Changes

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 18 February 2020
Franchising Law Forum: Critical Lessons and Key Changes
Elizabeth Gore-Jones will be presenting a paper at the Legalwise seminar to be held on 26 March 2020 in Brisbane Queensland. The presentation will provide a critical franchising update which will include: a step-by-step review of the legislative changes an analysis of such changes on franchisees and franchisors procedural changes drafting tips the effect on current agreements You can find more information at
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Franchise Agreement Reviews

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 13 November 2019
When a lawyer is reviewing your franchise agreement they should not just be summarising the agreement for you. One of the most important roles of a franchise review should be to make recommendations for you. A franchise review should: 1. suggest drafting changes - deletions and different wording 2. explain the impact of relevant legislation 3. highlight how the franchise agreement compares to industry standards 4. explain what the agreement says Only lawyers with actual franch...
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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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