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Franchise lawyers shouldn't lose sight of the little guy: Adler

Achieving balance is the key to a successful practice, says Toronto franchise lawyer Joseph Adler . Adler, a partner with Hoffer Adler LLP , tries to ensure that his client ... Read more

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Appeals court upholds ruling in franchise case

A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal on whether the relationship between two parties constituted a franchise is raising eyebrows in the franchise community, says ... Read more

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Franchising an increasingly high-risk venture for franchisors

Canada is frequently hyped as an idyllic place to launch a franchise business, but that’s not the case for many franchisors who face tougher obstacles than their ... Read more

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Dillon to co-host free franchise mini-summit in Toronto

Franchise lawyer  Peter Dillon will co-host the Franchise ROI Mini-Summit in Toronto on Oct. 24, in partnership with IFX International Franchise Management. The event, ... Read more

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Franchisors should ensure agreements comply with OCA

Toronto commercial litigator Darren Smith says franchisors should make sure their franchise agreements comply with the Court of Appeal’s decision in 2176693 ... Read more

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Peter Dillon, Siskinds LLP endorsed in 2016 Legal Lexpert Directory

London lawyer Peter Dillon is named in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a consistently recommended practitioner for his expertise in assisting ... Read more

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Client's late filing claim represents high standard for counsel

A lawyer’s allegation that his former law firm’s late filing of a statement of claim cost him the chance to sue a car company for his difficulties in establishing a ... Read more

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Siskinds named Canadian leader in franchise law

Siskinds LLP franchise law group — headed up by partner Peter Dillon — has been chosen as the 2016 winner in the Canadian franchise category by C ... Read more

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Dillon to provide franchise law update at LSUC program

Franchise lawyer  Peter Dillon is set to present at the upcoming Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2016 event, hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). On June 8, ... Read more

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2016 shaping up to be 'significant' year for franchise law

The Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear its first franchise case in more than four decades something that, coupled with significant recent decisions, could bring needed ... Read more

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Advocate role includes reigning in overzealousness on the bench

A rare Court of Appeal ruling that found a lower court judge had shown a reasonable apprehension of bias is a warning to lawyers to be on guard when things seem to be going too ... Read more

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Dillon to discuss caselaw, legislation at franchise law program

Franchise lawyer  Peter Dillon will present a roundup of legislation and 2015 caselaw at the upcoming ‘Practitioner Sessions on Franchise Law’ program, hosted by ... Read more

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Disclosure requirements bring challenges for franchisors

The greatest disadvantages facing franchisors in Canada include the costs, complexities and risks associated with franchise disclosure, including possible personal ... Read more

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Dillon recognized by Lexpert as leading franchise lawyer

London lawyer Peter Dillon has been recognized in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the most consistently recommended practitioners in the area of franchise ... Read more

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New study of franchise territories – it's not law, but still interesting

By Peter Dillon A recent study conducted by Franchisegrade.com of the scope and extent of territorial protection granted by U.S. franchisors is of interest to anyone ... Read more

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Food labelling coming to a (franchised) restaurant near you

By Peter Dillon Here is a recent legislative development of interest that will impact the franchise community, at least in Ontario: the Making Healthier Choices Act , 2015, ... Read more

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Dillon to provide franchise law update at Law Society event

Toronto franchise lawyer Peter Dillon will share an update on the latest issues in franchise law at the upcoming Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2015 event, hosted by the Law Society ... Read more

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OCA decision clarifies franchisor disclosure obligations

By Peter Dillon After getting off to a shaky start, the Ontario Court of Appeal seems to be finding its feet in the interpretation of franchisors’ disclosure ... Read more

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Technical non-compliance risky for Ontario franchisors

Toronto franchise lawyer Peter Dillon says courts have taken a highly technical approach to interpreting disclosure requirements, which has resulted in more franchisees being ... Read more

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Why do some franchisees fail while others thrive?

By Peter Dillon A recent article in The Wall Street Journal  suggested that a number of prominent U.S. franchise brands are suffering higher than average default rates under ... Read more

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