No Relief for Nurofen

No Relief for Nurofen

The ACCC has initiated proceedings against Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Ltd, the company behind Nurofen Specific Pain tablets for allegedly making false or misleading claims. The compa...
Don't be caught out by the unknown

Don’t be caught out by the unknown!

Many business owners are afraid to think about the legalities relating to their business because of the potentially high cost of legal advice.  However, it's finally time to address the elephant in th...
4 Key Considerations for Start-ups

4 Key Considerations for Start-ups

Starting a new business can result in a myriad of issues that are best dealt with early in order to protect your start-up in the long run.  Just like the young seedling in our picture, new businesses...
Driving Traffic Through Exclusivity

Driving Traffic Through Exclusivity

Exclusivity agreements can be great for your business. By having exclusive access to certain brands or product, customers will be drawn to your store.  Having exclusivity over certain product can incr...
Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

As part of the ACCC’s focus on the energy sector last year, recently two energy companies, Origin Energy and Simply Energy (including some subsidiaries) have been hit with large penalties as a result...
Launch of our Twitter

Launch of our Twitter

We're excited to announce the latest addition to our Gladwin Legal social media portfolio – our Twitter page! Follow us at @GladwinLegal for bite-sized updates on the retail indust...
Managing Your Business Risks through Data Management

Managing Your Business Risks through Data Management

Effective data management can assist you to reduce and manage the legal risks in your business.  Leading to smoother business operations and, if you are thinking of selling, a higher sale price....
Resale Price Maintenance

Resale Price Maintenance

In December of 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) made a landmark decision under the Australian Competition Law. For the first time, the ACCC authorised Resale Price Maint...
Protect your Supplier Relationship the Smart Way

Protect your Supplier Relationship the Smart Way

A good relationship with suppliers is essential to the operation of many businesses. However, in the course of establishing and maintaining a strong working relationship with your suppliers, it is eas...
Increase Your Growth: Launch a Private Label

Increase Your Growth: Launch a Private Label

We previously wrote about the benefits of diversifying your brand to have wider appeal or to apply to additional goods and services (see here for previous article). A great example of a brand that...
Don't throw away cash by renewing your contract

Don’t throw away cash by renewing your contract

Neglecting your contract renewal process can cost you money, and a lot of it.  By critically looking at your contracts, rather than automatically renewing them, you can save time and money in the...
Creative contract terms will save you money

Creative contract terms will save you money

A recent article that featured in Ragtrader has emphasised the more subtle savings we can make in contract negotiations. Generally in negotiations the focus is on the actual price paid.  Too often...