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Professor Jenny Buchan, UNSW Business School

The law needs to level the playing field for franchisees, says UNSW Professor Jenny Buchan. 

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The law assumes franchisees do their financial and legal homework when it comes to signing up to a chain, but research shows franchisees are often overconfident and ignorant of the risks, writes Jenny Buchan.

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Recent amendments to laws extending individual protections against unfair contracts to cover small business may miss the mark in protecting vulnerable franchisees, writes Courtenay Atwell.