For Franchisees

What do you need?

I want to buy a franchise business

If you are buying a franchise business or renewing your franchise agreement you want to get it right. Mistakes can be costly. We understand the things that make a difference. Before you can buy a franchise you will need to consider many factors.

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I want to sell my franchise business

Time to sell. Let us take the stress out of the process. We will advise you about the sale procedures set out in your franchise agreement that need to be followed, what approval process needs to be followed (and assist with the approval process if necessary).

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I want to get out of my franchise

There are many reasons why you may wish to get out of a franchise agreement early. You may want to sell your business, or you may want to or need to stop operating your business.

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I am in a franchise dispute

Your approach to the resolution of a dispute may depend on many factors, both financial and non-financial. We can guide you through the process of dispute resolution and litigate if necessary.

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What we can do to assist Franchisees

Business Structures

We will work with you to develop the appropriate structure and system to support your business strategy. This may involve setting up a structure to start operating the business and transitioning to another structure as the business grows. We have … Continue reading

Buying and selling businesses

We can assist you with the sale or purchase of any commercial business, including a business that is being purchased or sold subject to a franchise. If you are selling a business we can assist you to negotiate the sale … Continue reading

Commercial Litigation

We specialise in complex issues involving legal, forensic and evidentiary skills. We are focused on efficiency and our advanced use of technology means that we can efficiently and cost effectively handle litigation involving large volumes of documents. We have acted … Continue reading

Review a Franchise Agreement

A franchise agreement is the document that sets out what is required by you and the franchisor in any situation that may arise during the course of the franchise relationship. It is important that you have an experienced franchise lawyer … Continue reading

Commercial and Retail Leasing

A commercial or retail lease is an agreement that sets out the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants. The lease will include provisions about: the duration of the lease, any rights of renewal, any rights of assignment, the amount of rent … Continue reading

Franchise Mediation

Mediation allows the parties to a dispute to try to reach an agreement with the assistance of a mediator. We have been involved in the resolution of many disputes through mediation since the inception of the Franchising Code of Conduct … Continue reading

Review a Surrender Deed

A surrender deed or a release deed is the document which terminates or surrenders the franchise agreement and sets out what is required by you after the franchise relationship has ended. We will review your surrender or release deed considering: … Continue reading

Franchise Disputes

If you are involved in a dispute, we can guide you through the process of dispute resolution. Your approach to the resolution of a dispute may depend on many factors, both financial and non-financial. We will: focus on your wishes … Continue reading

Operate a competing business

If you want to operate a similar or competing business, we can provide you with advice about the types of restrictions contained in your franchise agreement, and  advice on whether the restrictions are enforceable. The restrictions may include: prohibitions against … Continue reading

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