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Are you in the ACCC's firing line?

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 24 February 2017
The ACCC has today released its enforcement priorities for 2017. The key priorities are: 1. misleading and deceptive conduct; 2. anti-competitive conduct; and 3. unfair contract terms affecting small business. The Chairman of the ACCC, Mr Rod Sims, stated amongst other things: (a) "Court action not only helps to sharpen businesses'  focus on what is and isn't acceptable under the law, but acts as a deterrent to others that may be tempted in a race ...
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ACCC Releases Small Business In Focus

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 25 January 2017
The ACCC released its 6 monthly report Small Business In Focus today for the July - December 2016 period. On a positive note franchisee complaints have fallen from 124 franchisee enquiries in the first half of 2016 to 93 enquiries in the second half.  192 franchisee complaints were made compared to 236 complaints in the first half. The ACCC also reports they have instituted proceedings against the Pastacup franchisor and its then director as the first action instituted by the ACCC a...
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Business Sale Transactions: What's The Deal?

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 20 December 2016
Want to know the legal tips and tricks of buying and selling franchise businesses? Elizabeth Gore-Jones will be presenting at the Legalwise seminar Business Sale Transactions: What's The Deal? Whilst the seminar, to be held on 9 March, 2017 in Brisbane, covers many aspects of the increasing complicated area of business sales and purchases, Elizabeth will concentrate of the franchise aspects. Elizabeth's presentation is entitled Buying and Selling Franchises: Key Conside...
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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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