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Robert McClelland, the Australian Federal Attorney-General, has stated that anyone entering the present legal system to resolve a dispute was ‘well and truly up the creek without a paddle’.
There is no way many lawyers would willingly be consumers of their own legal services if they weren't able to have it done through their firm or through a friend who is a barrister, because the costs would be prohibitive - The Australian.
Meanwhile the Federal Small Business Minister, Craig Emerson, is apparently not entertaining the call from academics, franchising experts and advocates, lawyers, franchisors, franchisees and federal and state representatives from both sides of Parliament to introduce Franchising Tribunals.
From across Australia they call for Tribunals to offer equality in opportunity to resolve disputes fairly in franchising rather than the present system where he who invests the most into the legal system usually wins by default; the shallow pocket being forced to walk.
Perhaps the AG has had his share of franchisees through his door or most likely the answer is within the Inquiry into Access to Justice report due on October 30?