Franchise Lawyers

Allow us to open up franchising options

Franchising remains an important and exciting way to either turbo charge an existing business, or to buy into an already proven business framework and brand as a franchisee.

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

Franchising is its own specialised area of law. We can provide you with assistance through the entire process of becoming a franchise, or entering into a franchise arrangement. Our services cover:

  • Drafting and reviewing Franchise disclosure documents
  • Drafting and reviewing Franchise agreements
  • Ensuring compliance with the ‘Franchising Code’ (Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014) 
  • 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 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 to gain a perspective on how we can make the process smoother and more considered. 

Complete the form on this page or call us for a chat.

Common Services

We 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