All Articles by Ryan Leaney
Franchise Financing Models
The most common type of franchise model requires franchisees to pay for the rights to use intellectual property and to cover the establishment costs of a new franchise outlet. The greatestRead More
What is a caveat? When do I need one?
A caveat is a type of statutory injunction used to protect an interest in land or property. It basically acts as a “freeze” on the property and prevents anyone elseRead More
Drafting an Operations Manual for your Franchise
The Operations Manual is one of the most important documents in a franchise business. A well drafted operations manual clearly outlines the standards, specifications and procedures that a franchisee mustRead More
What is a Deed of Novation?
A contract is a legally binding agreement which dictates rights and obligations between parties. In some cases, a party might wish to transfer these rights and obligations to a thirdRead More
Offers of Compromise and Calderbank Offers
Offers of compromise are an important tool in litigation. Parties are often eager to resolve a matter before the trial as this can ensure a more beneficial outcome for bothRead More
What is a Company Limited by Guarantee?
A company limited by guarantee refers to a form of incorporated business structure of a company. These are public companies where the members’ liabilities are limited. The term ‘limited byRead More
What is an Auspice Agreement?
‘Auspice’ means to provide support, sponsorship or guidance. Where an individual, unincorporated (or sometimes incorporated) group or association has the idea for a ‘one off’ project and partners with anRead More
What is meant by due diligence?
Due diligence is a comprehensive investigation of a business or asset in order to evaluate and verify its market value and commercial potential. Varying levels of due diligence are usefulRead More