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Franchisor Lawyers - Brisbane

Our PCL franchise team offers legal advice across the full range of franchise issues, with offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. We have the ability to provide advice across the full range of legal issues with which a franchisor must contend – from documentation, to employment, to disputes.

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Becoming a Franchisor

Converting an existing business into a franchise is both a major practical, logistical and legal transition.

Successful expansion requires strategic and careful planning. Considerations of corporate structure, brand protection, regulatory obligations and general Franchising Code obligations are critical to this success.

Our franchise team are capably resourced and we can advise you around every legal aspect that relates to franchise set-ups.

Getting the Franchise Documentation Right. Agreements and Disclosure Statements

A well-structured franchise arrangement will protect you from certain types of liability while still allowing you to grow your business revenue and reputation.

We draft the Franchise Agreements, Disclosure Document and additional documentation relevant to your franchise system. We act for both franchisors and master franchisors.

Our precedents are up kept to date and you can be assured that your franchise documents will be tailored to your style of business and individual franchise system.

Our Continuing Support and Advice for Franchisors

Our relationship with you does not end upon the completion of your franchise documents. We can continue to support and advise you as your franchise system grows and help you through the issues that inevitably arise as a franchisor.

We make sure our franchisors are properly protected by providing relevant legal advice around:

  • compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • what information you need to provide to potential franchisees
  • brand and goodwill
  • intellectual property, such as trade marks and protection of the franchise system
  • what the terms of your standard franchise agreement must include at a minimum
  • keeping your franchise documentation up to date
  • what your internal procedure for handling complaints will be
  • providing legal advice around any franchise asset sale
  • how to protect yourself from lawsuits.

Our franchise team will work with you to consider and implement provisions and criteria to help insulate your business from the acts of your franchisees.

Continuing Compliance

Franchisors must maintain up to date disclosure documents. If you provide information that is out of date, it may be construed as misleading conduct and in breach of the Franchising Code, which can result in heavy penalties and avoidable claims from franchisees. It is therefore important to have continuing, accessible legal support, especially if regulations are updated or your franchise undergoes change.

Franchise Disputes

Even with the best franchise agreement in place, disputes can occur. It doesn’t necessarily mean there is anything wrong the franchise system. If you are facing allegations by one franchisee, or perhaps, multiple franchisees, it can be complicated and requires the need for a strong legal team on your side, one who understands your business, franchising law and commercial disputes. Our litigation team in Brisbane has the depth of experience and knowledge to handle any franchise dispute.

Why choose PCL Lawyers?

First and foremost, we understand the franchise space, the Franchising Code and associated legal issues that a franchisor can face. Equally, our lawyers are commercially minded: we understand franchise business and we support entrepreneurship. We bring both concise legal advice and commercial understanding to the table. End to end, you will be competently and comprehensively listened to and represented.

Contact us today on 1300 794 559 or complete the enquiry form on this page to start a conversation as to how we may assist you.

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Our Brisbane Lawyers will provide you with expert legal advice as well as practical solutions. Our law firm has extensive experience in guiding client through their matter addressing commercial considerations and real-life situations and resolving issues quickly.

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