Franchise Lawyers

Franchising is a proven model for growth. It’s a growing industry, and we can help you succeed in it.

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Franchising is a form of licensing where the owner (the Franchisor) of a brand, or product or service attains distribution through dealers (Franchisees) who normally receive sole permission to run the franchise over a set geographic location. The Franchisor assists the Franchisee with marketing, branding, and operations.

Why Choose OpenLegal as your Franchise Lawyers?

Over the last two decades, Franchising has emerged as its own specialised area of law. Franchising remains one of the best and most exciting ways to either turbocharge an existing business or to buy into an already proven business framework and brand as a franchisee.

You want the best for your business, and so do we. When you choose OpenLegal you’ll work with a team of experts who understand what it takes to get the best results regarding franchise law. We create a strong legal framework from the start that will serve as an invaluable asset throughout your operation. Our team is also available when you need us, ready to assist with legal matters and provide the advice and support you require. With decades of experience on our side, we know what it takes to achieve great results.


Our franchise lawyers can provide you with assistance from whichever side of the arrangement you are coming from – franchisor or franchisee. Our services cover:

Drafting and reviewing Franchise disclosure documents
Drafting and reviewing Franchise agreements
Drafting instruction manuals
Ensuring compliance with the ‘Franchising Code’
Advice on breach notices arising from franchise agreements
Litigation for cases under the Competition and Consumer Act
Payments, including royalties and levies
Issues around selling franchises/businesses to third parties
Commercial leases

For Franchisors

If you manage an existing franchise, we can assist you with compliance and ongoing legal assistance. If you are running a business and are considering franchising as an avenue to growth, you can speak with one of our lawyers about how the process could work for your business from a legal as well as operational and financial point of view.

For Franchisees

If you are considering becoming a franchisee then we can advise you on all the questions you may have, and help you gain a perspective to make the process smoother and more considered.

Contact OpenLegal Today

We’re always looking for new ways we can support franchisors and franchisees. Contact our franchise lawyers team today via the contact page, or phone us on 1300 337 997.

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