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Franchisor financial pressure impacts on franchisees

Media reports this week that Retail Food Group (RFG), an owner of major national franchise chains such as Gloria Jeans and Michel’s Patisserie, is facing financial difficulties, is a reminder that major franchise chains are

September 6, 2018
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FINE TUNING FRANCHISING CODE COMPLIANCE

The recent commencement of legal proceedings by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission in the Federal Court of Australia against Australia’s second largest motor repair organisation, Ultra Tune, for failing to provide marketing fund financial

May 21, 2017
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WHERE LIES THE RISK OF FRANCHISEE UNDERPAYMENT OF EMPLOYEES?

Recent events and developments arising from franchisee underpayment of employees should focus the attention of franchisors on whether the risk of penalties or damages may fall on the franchisor or the franchisee or both parties

May 18, 2017
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THE RISK OF FRANCHISE BUSINESS FAILURE

The recent newspaper reports of the closure of two franchised Brumby’s bakery stores in Gladstone and two franchised Brumby’s bakery stores in Rockhampton show that the acquisition and ownership of franchise businesses, even well-known franchise

April 30, 2017
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FRANCHISOR INSOLVENCY – IT MAY HAPPEN

Before signing a franchise agreement a person thinking about buying a franchise should consider the risk of the franchisor becoming insolvent during the term of the franchise agreement. The recent placing into administration for

August 23, 2016
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No exit for franchisees

As unlikely as it may seem, a case between competitor franchisors emphasises yet again the difficulty of franchisees seeking an early exit from a franchise agreement without the consent of the franchisor. It is not

June 21, 2016
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Protecting your personal assets

Acquiring a franchised business, whether it is a new business or purchasing an existing franchise, is an expensive step that requires you as a prospective franchisee to consider many matters.

Recognising that you understand that there

May 9, 2016

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