During our many years working within New Zealand's franchise sector, we've learnt a great deal about the market - what works, what doesn't work, and what people involved in all aspects of franchising need to think about to succeed.
We encourage you to read as widely as possible about all aspects of franchising in New Zealand, whether you are interested in buying and then running a successful franchised business, or whether you have a business that you have already franchised or are contemplating growing using the franchising model.
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7 March 2013 - The application for interim injunctions against the Club Physical franchisee who rebranded three Auckland gyms without warning has been granted
April 2013 - A dispute between Club Physical and a multi-unit franchisee was only resolved after a lot of publicity and a lot of legal fees
Stewart Germann and Harshad Shiba review three legal cases in New Zealand which protected the value of a franchisor’s intellectual property
27 August 2008 - The High Court of Australia has overturned a decision by a lower court that had huge implications for the integrity of franchise agreements in that country and possibly beyond.
December 2010 - A recent court case highlights the importance of arbitration clauses
Some of the biggest brands in Australian franchising are being accused of churning in the latest attacks on the franchise sector there - and the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking it seriously.
June 2016 - Harshad Shiba reviews two recent cases involving well-known New Zealand franchises
January 2014 - Ending a franchise relationship is often not a black and white exercise. Deirdre Watson details a case where a third party was drawn into a dispute over an attempt to poach customers.
19 December 2017 – Payroll calculations are continuing to catch companies out, and franchisees could be vulnerable
18 September 2018 – Two more franchisees found guilty of historic wage and visa breaches have lost their businesses
March 2014 - Stewart Germann and Harshad Shiba review three legal cases which protected the value of a franchisor’s intellectual property
Jeff Giddings, Lorelle Frazer & Scott Weaven look at what drives franchisees and franchisors to damage their own systems during disputes
May 2011 - A US body called the Coalition of Franchisee Associations has called for the introduction of a ‘Bill of Rights’ for franchisees, while a new Australian body is also concerned for franchisee rights.
1 April 2009 - Franchisors shouldn't rejoice too soon over the recent Court of Appeal decision in the James Home Services case
31 January 2018 – Changes to employment law mean franchisors and franchisees need to be prepared
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