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The Franchise & Business Lawyers is a full service franchise and business law firm.

Both franchise and business law are wide ranging areas and it is impossible to outline all exact areas covered.

Our clients range from small sole traders through to highly successful telcos, franchisors and multi-site franchisees.

Our clients' industries are diverse and varied they include telcos, landlords, furniture retailers, women's clothing and accessories retailers/franchisors, childrens sport coaching, photo booth operators/franchisors, mining service industry franchisees, gym owners, pizza store owners, coffee vending franchisees and the list goes on. 

Franchise Lawyers

The Franchise & Business Lawyers specifically provide advice and legal services to the franchising and business sectors.

We act for franchisors, franchisees and business owners.

Franchise lawyers need to have an understanding of the specific laws relating to franchising. This includes the Franchising Code of Conduct, the Australian Competition and Consumer Law and other laws impacting upon franchising in Australia. It is imperitive that a franchise lawyer has experience in the franchising sector and is up to date with franchise case law.

Areas of Practice

The Franchise & Business Lawyers is a full service franchise and business law firm.

The legal services provided include:

For Franchisors

  • Updating procedures and documents to reflect the changes to the new Franchising Code of Conduct as at 1 January, 2015
  • Preparing franchise legal documents for new franchise offerings 
  • Providing advice in relation to the establishment of new franchise systems
  • Working in conjunction with the Franchisor's accountants and/or franchise consultant
  • Review of already established franchise documents and franchise systems
  • Issuing of disclosure and franchise agreements for new and renewing franchisees
  • Electronic disclosure to franchisees to expedite disclosure process
  • Restructuring and rebranding legal assistance
  • Sale or purchase of franchise systems
  • Australian Consumer Law audits and reviews
  • Review of proposed advertising and marketing to ensure compliance with the Australian Consumer Law
  • Dispute resolution

For Franchisees

  • Review of proposed franchise documents, providing advice about recommended changes and undertaking negotiations
  • Acting in purchase of existing franchise businesses
  • Review of premises leases for potential business premises, providing advice about recommended changes and undertaking negotiations
  • Business structuring and advice
  • Sale of franchised businesses
  • Dispute resolution

For the business owner

  • Business sales and purchases
  • Lease reviews and negotiations
  • Australian Consumer Law advice and audits
  • Business structuring and advice eg companies, trusts, sole traders and partnerships
  • Share Holders' agreements
  • Share sale agreements
  • Dispute resolution
  • Negotiation of commercial contracts eg recently negotiated a supply agreement
  • Licence agreements and distributorship agreements
It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of our services as franchise and business law is so varied. This above is a "snap shot" to give you an idea about our areas of practice

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Brisbane Office Address: Clarence Chambers,
Level 10, 95 North Quay,
Brisbane QLD 4000

Gold Coast Office Address: Wyndham Corporate Centre
Level 9, 1 Corporate Court
Bundall QLD 4217

Central Post Office Box Address: P.O. Box 428
Oxenford, QLD 4217