We appreciate the complexities that franchise disputes have. Our franchise dispute resolution team is experienced in dealing with disputes between franchisees and franchisors.
Our franchise lawyers act for both franchisors and individual franchisees in disputes. We are also experienced in representing large groups of franchisees in complex disputes.
Getting the Right Franchise Advice on your Dispute
We understand the parties’ restrictions and obligations under the relevant franchising laws and franchise agreements. We also understand the commercial aspects of the franchising model, operations and other agreements such as supply agreements that impact a franchise business.
Unlike lawyers who provide legal advice for franchise agreements etc, litigation lawyers handle and resolve franchise disputes and litigation. This requires specific legal skills and knowledge. Court procedures, rules and processes are strict and require specific knowledge and experience to navigate.
Franchise disputes are more specialised again. There is also another added layer of complexity being the Franchise Code of Conduct (the Code). The Code contains regulations that are unique to franchising, such as the franchise documentation and disclosure documents. If you are a franchisee or a franchisor it is important to seek advice from an experienced franchise litigation lawyer. They understand the legal requirements and the commercial practicalities of operating in a franchise model.
Generally, franchise disputes need to be dealt with carefully to ensure that the relationship is preserved between the parties. In many franchise disputes, the commercial relationship continues during and after the dispute is resolved. For this reason, it is important to have a lawyer that will not unnecessarily frustrate the ongoing business relationship.