Franchising Mediations

Date TBA | Hicksons Lawyers

Thursday, 18 October

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mediating Franchising Disputes under the Franchising Code of Conduct and a consideration of the current Senate Inquiry into the franchising industry and effectiveness of the dispute resolution processes.

In this presentation Derek Minus will discuss:

  • Nature of disputes in the franchising industry
  • What is the process of resolution
  • How is it administered and special considerations
  • Multi-party disputes what are they and how are they handled
  • The role of the ACCC and Collective bargaining exemptions
  • Opportunities for mediators

About the presenters

Derek Minus

Derek Minus has been personally appointed from 1 December 2016, as the:
• Franchising Mediation Adviser by The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Small Business;
• Horticulture Mediation Adviser by The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources;
• Oilcode Dispute Resolution Adviser by The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy.

He is responsible for providing the Offices of the:
• Franchising Mediation Adviser, see,
• Horticulture Mediation Adviser, see,
• OilCode Dispute Resolution Adviser, see
• Appointing and maintaining a national panel of qualified and Nationally Accredited mediators to assist industry participants in these industries resolve disputes.
• Referring requests for appointment of dispute resolvers to independent mediators to provide dispute resolution services pursuant to the various Codes of Conduct, under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
• Providing advice to the Commonwealth Government on dispute resolution under these various Codes.

Resolution Institute expresses appreciation to Hicksons Lawyers for their support of this event.