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ACCC on Franchise Warpath

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 19 May 2017

Hot on the heels of the Domino's ACCC fines, the ACCC has now instituted proceedings against Ultra Tune.

In a strange case of deja vu these proceedings also include a failure to comply with the Franchising Code of Conduct Marketing Fund disclosure rules.

In addition to that the ACCC is alleging, amongst other things, Ultra Tune failed to act in good faith (also a requirement under the Code).

It will be beneficial to the franchising world to see some case law around the Code's requirements to act in good faith.

The full ACCC release is MR 73/17.




Author: Elizabeth Gore-Jones
About: Elizabeth specialises in franchising law. She lectures at Bond University PLA in franchising, she sits on the Queensland Law Society Franchising Committee, she is a past member of the Women in Franchising committee and a past member of the Franchise Council of Australia.
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