Interview with Eve Property Group

We recently sat down with Amanda Falahey from Eve Property Group to talk all things retail leasing. Eve Property Group are Melbourne-based tenant representatives, specialising in commercial and retail lease negotiations. You can learn more about them here. 1. What are some key things we should look for in a retail or commercial space? When […]

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NFC Legal Wrap-Up

Day one of the National Franchise Convention has come to a close after kicking off with the legal symposium at RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast. Below is a snapshot of some of the key takeaways and tips for franchisors. Marketing Fund Financial Statements The ACCC has said that franchisors should ensure their marketing […]

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Marianne shortlisted for Women in Law Awards

Our founder, Marianne Marchesi, has been shortlisted in two categories for the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards. The Awards recognise individual excellence in law, from leading dealmakers to influential thought leaders, giving industry-wide recognition to female legal professionals who demonstrate a passion for the law and dedication to personal advancement. The winners, announced on 20 […]

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Changes to Fair Work Legislation

  New law has just passed Parliament amending the Fair Work Act. The changes were introduced following the highly publicised wage scandal involving 7-Eleven, which saw a systemic underpayment of workers by a large number of its franchisees. The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (the Bill) will: increase penalties for ‘serious contraventions’ […]

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Small Business in Focus

The ACCC released the 14th edition of its Small Business in Focus report last week, outlining the number of reports and enquiries in the small business, franchising and agriculture sectors. The report interestingly shows an increase in the number of franchising-related enquiries in the last 6 months and a high number of complaints made in relation […]

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Constitution v Shareholders Agreement

What’s the difference between a company constitution and a shareholders agreement? Both are important documents which deal with the internal management of the company and the rights and obligations of shareholders, but they are two very different things. Usually, when you set up a company, you will receive an ‘off the shelf’ constitution which is […]

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Interview with The Legal Forecast

Our founder, Marianne, recently caught up with The Legal Forecast to talk about Legalite. Check out the excerpt below or click here to read the full interview! “Tell us about Legalite and your vision for your organisation. I founded Legalite in 2017 with one key goal in mind – to simplify the provision of legal […]

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ACCC Puts the Brakes On Ultra Tune

The ACCC is proving it is serious about enforcing compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct, having today instituted proceedings against Ultra Tune. Ultra Tune is the franchisor of one of the largest motor repair organisations in Australia, with franchises in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia. [idea]The ACCC alleges that Ultra Tune […]

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