franchising

Changes to the Franchising Code

Following an extensive review of the Franchising Code and the publication of the Wein Report the Government has initiated amendments to the existing regulatory framework by introducing, effectively, a new Franchising Code of Conduct.

Franchise fit outs

One of the advantages of buying into a franchise is the ability for a franchisee to leverage from an established and successful business. In order to maximise the effect of the franchise system, those franchises that operate from retail premises such as a shop should have the same look and feel across all stores, highlighting the replication of a singular brand and product.

ACCC acts on unfair contract terms

The ACL creates a national unfair contract terms regime which applies to standard form consumer contracts and enables a court to find that a term of such a contract is unfair, and so void. This law applies to contracts in all forms including those made online, over the phone or face to face.