Franchising News

Court finds that SensaSlim misled franchisees

The Federal Court has found SensaSlim guilty of misleading and deceptive conduct by deliberately failing to disclose conman Peter Foster's involvement in the business in its Franchise Disclosure Document. Previous Court orders prevented Mr Foster from being knowingly concerned in the promotion or conduct of any business relating to weight [...]

By |2019-06-25T13:58:40+10:00April 9th, 2014|Franchising News|

Franchisor failed to provide required training

The recent franchise case of Dorrian & Anor v Rushlyn Pty Ltd & Anor [2013] FMCA 101 deals with a dispute between a South Australian State Master Franchisee and the Franchisor for the James' Home Services franchise business. Franchisee failed to prove representations were misleading or deceptive The Franchisee’s directors [...]

By |2019-06-25T14:08:15+10:00November 28th, 2013|Franchising News|

BRW’s Fast Franchises in 2013

The  Business Review Weekly has released their Fast Franchises list for 2013, with the top 3 companies being Laser Clinics Australia, Jetts Fitness and Anytime Fitness. At the top spot, Laser Clinics Australia is a franchise that offers laser hair removal, laser skin treatment and cosmetic injections. The company's rapid [...]

By |2019-06-25T14:51:09+10:00February 28th, 2013|Franchising News|

Franchising Code of Conduct to be reviewed

On 4 January 2013, in a media release on the Ministers website for Innovation, Industry, Science Research and Tertiary Education, the Minister for Small Business, Brendan O'Connor announced a review of the operation of the Franchising Code of Conduct. In summary, the review will focus on all aspects of [...]

By |2020-03-22T13:08:05+11:00January 7th, 2013|Franchising News|

Receivers appointed for Pets Paradise

The Bank of Melbourne seized control of Pets Paradise and appointed Deloitte as receivers yesterday pursuant to a $11 million outstanding debt. The receivers said company-operated Pets Paradise stores had been struggling for 18 months. This has been made worse by a virus outbreak affecting puppies sold from at least [...]

By |2019-06-25T14:56:30+10:00August 1st, 2012|Franchising News, General News|