Franchise

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. Read more

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 franchisor-side law. Read more

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 dealership, would represent a high standard for lawyers in terms of going back and analyzing all documents to find out when exactly a client should have known about their claim, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells Law Times . Read more

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 orporate LiveWire’s Global Awards . Read more

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). Read more

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 balance to the industry, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 well, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells Law Times . Read more

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 The Commons Institute. Read more

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 liability for the signatories of the franchise disclosure document, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells Corporate LiveWire’s Franchise Law 2015 Virtual Round Table. Read more

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

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 practising in this area, whether for franchisors or franchisees. Read more

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, which received Royal assent on May 28, 2015. Note that the act comes into force on Jan. 1, 2017. Read more

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 of Upper Canada. Read more

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 obligations as mandated by the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) 2000, S.O. 2000 c. 3, and its General Regulation. Read more

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 able to get out of deals. Read more