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Don't be a smart-ar$3

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 21 May 2019
I think one of the biggest lessons to learn from 2019's Ultra Tune case  is not to be an ar$3. Ultra Tune could have avoided the ACCC going through them like a fox in a hen house if they had refunded the $33,000 they were legally obliged to refund to a potential franchisee. This is a truly rollicking story of what not to do as a franchisor.  It is a story of heavy handed conduct, why you shouldn't lie in evidence, why you should try to make your story at least a l...
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Franchisor Action Response - Franchise Review

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 18 March 2019

The recommendations from the Parliamentary Committee were relased last week.

This link will take you to a summary of the recommendations that relate to the franchise industry and a recommended action plan for franchisors:

View here: Franchise Review

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Franchisor Cops Court Penalties

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 10 January 2018
Amongst other things, the franchisor for the Pastacup franchise system and its director have been ordered to pay the following pecuniary penalties: 1. the franchisor is to pay $100,000; and 2. the franchisor's director is to pay $50,000. Both the franchisor and its director must pay the legal costs of the ACCC in the amount of $12,000. These orders were made because the court found that the franchisor and its director should have disclosed that the director was previous...
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Franchising Law Forum: Critical Lessons and Key Changes

Feb 18 2020
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 legi...

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