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Is Your Business Protected From Copycats?

14 August 2015 - Intellectual Property, Legal Updates

The Federal Court recently handed down a fine of $3.55 million to a franchisor, as well as individual fines to the directors and company officeholders, who were found to have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct. The severity of these penalties highlights the importance of ensuring disclosure documents and franchise agreements are factually accurate and compliant with the Franchising Code of Conduct. Failure to comply can result in heavy penalties being imposed on both the franchisor and the individuals involved.

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Third Line Forcing

21 July 2015 - Competition & Consumer Law, Legal Updates

The Federal Court recently handed down a fine of $3.55 million to a franchisor, as well as individual fines to the directors and company officeholders, who were found to have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct. The severity of these penalties highlights the importance of ensuring disclosure documents and franchise agreements are factually accurate and compliant with the Franchising Code of Conduct. Failure to comply can result in heavy penalties being imposed on both the franchisor and the individuals involved.

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Decisions, decisions…

30 June 2015 - Estate & Succession Planning, Legal Updates

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to select who can make decisions for you. Having appropriate Powers of Attorney in place gives you control over who can make decisions for you when you are not able to make decisions for yourself. They are essential documents to be considered as part… Read more »

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IBAC Report on Probity in Victorian Council Work Depots

16 May 2015 - Industry, Legal Updates

The IBAC Report released on 20 May 2015 makes a range of recommendations to assist Councils to understand and prevent potential corruption in Council depots. Councils across Victoria will no doubt be reviewing their procurement and asset management protocols throughout their organisations, and need to ensure that staff are properly trained to understand and address probity issues.

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Construction Contracts – Secure Your Payment or Position – Part 2 – Adjudication and Recovery

28 April 2015 - Industry, Legal Updates

You’ve issued a payment claim under the security of payment legislation for work or goods supplied for construction work but your client disputes the amount or refuses to pay at all. As a claimant, you will have a number of options to resolve and potentially enforce your rights however it’s important to choose the right method of resolution to minimise unnecessary costs and delay.

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