Unfair Franchise Agreements
If you enter into a franchise agreement, and later find that certain terms are disadvantageous and unfair, what can you do? Franchise agreements are governed by numerous industry codes andRead More
Tips for entering or starting a franchise
A franchise is a type of business model which has recently become a popular way for many individuals to own and operate their own business. Franchising in Australia consists ofRead More
The Proposed Changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct
In August 2020, the Australian Government released the Fairness in Franchising report (the Report). This was a long awaited response to the Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services InquiryRead More
How do I franchise my business?
Franchising your business can seem like a daunting task. The process between deciding to franchise and entering into a franchising agreement is varied and involves a number of steps. ThisRead More
What is the franchise disclosure document?
Are you looking to franchise your business and wondering what a franchise disclosure document is and whether you need one? Or you’ve just received a disclosure document and you don’tRead More
What is the Franchising Code of Conduct?
The Franchising Code regulates the relationship between and conduct of franchisors and franchisees. It is a mandatory industry code across Australia which has been in operation since 1 October 1998.Read More
What responsibilities does a franchisor have?
Franchising your business is an exciting step to take, however, it comes with added responsibility. It is important to consider these obligations before entering into a Franchise Agreement so thatRead More
How do you sell a franchise?
Your ability to sell/transfer the franchise and the procedures which must be followed are detailed in the Franchise Agreement and the Franchising Code. Following the requirements in these documents willRead More