Franchise Lawyers

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

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.

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

Our franchise lawyers can provide you with assistance from which ever 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’ (Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014) 
  • Advice on breach notices arising from franchise agreements
  • Litigation for cases under the Competition and Consumer Act
  • Payments, including royalties and levies
  • Commercial leases
  • Licences
  • Issues around selling franchises / businesses to third parties

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. 

To get in touch with our team, you can just complete the form on this page or call us on 1300 337 997.

Common Services

Our franchise lawyers can assist you with:

  • Drafting and reviewing Franchise agreements
  • Drafting and reviewing Franchise disclosure documents
  • Ensuring compliance with the ‘Franchising Code’
  • Litigation (under the Competition and Consumer Act)
  • Payments, royalties, levies
  • Commercial leases
  • Licences