Live Webinar: When Franchises Go Wrong: Managing Disputes Between Entrepreneurs and Chains


Date:  Tuesday 17th October 2017 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas: 11am to 1pm
SA:  10:30am to 12:30pm  WA: 8am to 10am 
NT: 9:30am to 11:30am  Qld: 10am to 12noon

A significant number of franchisees across Australia will have costly disputes with their franchisor. This session looks at the key litigation hot spots and covers:

  • The new good faith obligation
  • New legislative reforms – including proposed amendments to the Fair Work Act to protect vulnerable persons
  • “Unfair” contract terms in franchise agreements
  • Common areas of disputes
  • Disputes involving restraint of trade clauses
  • Following the dispute resolution procedures in the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Use of mediation to resolve disputes
  • Characterising the claim and selecting the appropriate forum
  • Recent case law
Our presenter

Spencer Slasberg, Senior Associate, Bennett & Philp Lawyers, Brisbane 

Spencer is a member of the Commercial Litigation Team. Having appeared in all levels of Court process from QCAT to High Court, he has considerable experience in a wide range of commercial insurance disputes, litigation and dispute resolution. Spencer represents insurer, self-insured and corporate clients in compulsory third party and general insurance business matters. He provides clients with indemnity and fraud, professional indemnity and public and product liability insurance advices.

With a focus on commercial outcomes for clients, Spencer’s aim is to provide the most practical advice possible for clients. In addition Spencer aims to make the legal process as transparent and easy to understand as possible, so that clients understand the process.

Spencer’s role includes providing advice and appearing in Court in respect of insolvency matters, providing litigation services in relation to transfers to defeat creditors or preferential payments or director misconduct actions.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in business law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 2 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1.5 hours.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBIOCT17
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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