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All franchisors in Australia must ensure that they comply with the requirements of the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code). This including ensuring that their franchise agreements are compliant and up to date with all legislative requirements.
The recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in BB Australia Pty Ltd v Danset Pty Ltd  NSWCA 101 found that while there had been a clear breach of the franchise agreement, the franchisor had failed to show that loss had been incurred,or that a duty had been breached and thus was unable to obtain payment for the breach.
“Take it or leave it” is the traditional response given to a prospective franchisee asking to negotiate a franchise agreement. Franchisors sometimes agree to special conditions such as reduced fees or other concessions while the franchisee establishes their customer base but generally don’t negotiate the key provisions of a franchise agreement.