Congratulations to John Wakefield, winner, Australasian Law Awards 2018 Australian Arbitrator of the Year

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2018 11:13:51 AM / by Holman Webb posted in Franchising & Retail, Food Law, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Insurance, Intellectual Property Protection, Foreign Investment & Migration, Govenment, Media & Communications, Workplace Relations, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Third Sector: Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise, Property, Technology Law

Holman Webb is proud to announce that John Wakefield was awarded Australian Arbitrator of the Year in the Australasian Law Awards 2018.

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Congratulations to Partner, Corinne Attard - once again selected for Who's Who Legal: Franchising

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2018 4:08:17 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Franchising & Retail

Congratulations to Partner, Corinne Attard, who has once again been selected by Who’s Who Legal: Franchising as one of the pre-eminent leading franchise lawyers in Australia.   

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Intention and mistake - every lease lawyer's nightmare come true

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2018 1:32:59 PM / by Corinne Attard posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail, Property

A little proof-reading goes a long way

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A danger to public health and safety – franchise termination justified

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2018 1:23:10 PM / by Corinne Attard posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail

The fairly dramatic facts surrounding the termination of a ‘Couriers Please’ franchise in a Victorian case last year shows the operational challenges of managing franchisees[1]. It also illustrated one of the lesser used grounds of immediate termination of a franchise – on the basis that the franchisee is operating the franchised business in a way that endangers public health and safety (Clause 29(1)(f) Franchising Code of Conduct).

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Watch Those Wooden Boards - UK Restaurant Fined!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2018 8:48:38 AM / by Rachael Sutton posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail, Food Law

If you’re thinking of emulating Jamie Oliver and serving up your food ‘on a board’ you may want to think again!

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Personal liability for insolvent trading: Company directors find berth in safe harbor

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 6, 2017 4:03:32 PM / by Shane Roberts and Sam Marsh posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Recovery & Insolvency, Franchising & Retail, Banking & Finance

This article was first published in the November 2017 issue of Governance Directions, the official journal of Governance Institute.

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‘Vulnerable Workers’ Changes to Fair Work Act - What Employers Need to Know!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2017 9:06:41 AM / by Corinne Attard posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail, Workplace Relations

On 15 September 2017 the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 took effect. It makes important changes to the Fair Work Act 2009. These changes potentially affect all businesses but in particular those in franchising or licensing or distribution.

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Survival of the Fittest in Trade Marks Dispute

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 8:51:35 AM / by Daniel Jepson posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail

We all know someone who is addicted to Crossfit. Not surprisingly, with its rise in popularity those behind Crossfit have taken steps to protect the brand. This includes the registration of ‘CROSSFIT’ as a trade mark all over the world. In Australia, the word ‘CROSSFIT’ has three separate registrations in a number of different classes.

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Pros and Cons of Sub-leasing Your Site From the Franchisor

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2017 9:49:06 AM / by Corinne Attard posted in Franchising & Retail

If you are looking to buy a franchised business which operates from any premises other than your home, you will need a lease.  For retail businesses location is critical and it is likely your franchisor will control the negotiation process and require that either the lease be in its name with a sublease or licence granted to you, or allow the lease to be in your name but with some conditions attached.  

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Looking Into Leases

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2017 3:27:57 PM / by Corinne Attard posted in Franchising & Retail, Property

If you are buying a retail franchise business, the lease is a critical element. Here are 10 questions to ask about your lease...

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