November 2103 CommBar newsletter – VCAT jurisdiction extends to franchisesNovember 2013 re Subway Systems Australia v Ireland [2013] VSC 550 (Croft J.)

The Supreme Court of Victoria has ruled that VCAT is not a court for the purposes of s.8 of the Commercial Arbitration Act (“CAA”). S.8 of the CAA compels a ‘court’ to uphold arbitration agreements and stay any proceeding before it where an arbitration clause is operative.


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