Legalite Turns 5!

We’re 5! And not to sound too cliché, but what a rollercoaster it’s been (pandemic, anyone?)! Here are some of our highlights and lowlights from the last 5 years.  Highlights  Happily, there have been plenty of these. In 2017 and 2018, we were named Australia’s Best Law Firm in the NAB Professional Services Awards. These […]

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They’re Here! Changes to the Franchising Code Announced

After 3 years, spanning a national inquiry and heavy consultation with the franchising sector, changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct have finally been announced. ?✨ The Important Stuff Most changes will apply to franchise agreements entered into, extended or renewed from 1 July 2021 Changes which require amendments to a franchisor’s disclosure document apply

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Telstra’s $50 million mistake 

Telstra was penalised $50 million for unconscionable conduct spanning over the past 2 years and 7 months.    What is unconscionable conduct?  There is no precise legal definition, but it generally means conduct that is harsh, unfair or oppressive against conscience as judged by the norms of society.    What did Telstra do to get a $50m fine?   They signed up 108 Indigenous consumers to mobile

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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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