Monday to Friday:- 8:45am – 5:15pm (Sydney Office)

Franchise Disputes in Sydney

We appreciate the complexities that franchise disputes have and the commercial disruption that can ensue. Our franchise dispute resolution team is experienced in dealing with disputes between franchisees and franchisors.

Our franchise lawyers in Sydney act for both franchisors and franchisees in disputes. We are also experienced in representing large groups of franchisees in complex disputes.

Getting the right franchise advice from experienced franchise lawyers.

We draft franchise agreements and disclosure documents, review and amend them. When we are dealing with disputes, we understand both the nuances of different styles of franchise agreements and the complexities in applying the Franchising Code (the Code). The Code contains regulations that are unique to franchising. As a consequence, franchise litigation and disputes need to be handled by a lawyer who is experienced in the nuances of the franchise law and franchise systems.

We also understand the commercial aspects of the franchising model, operations, and other agreements such as supply agreements that impact a franchise business. This combined knowledge is extremely helpful in approaching disputes between franchisors and franchisees.

For franchisees, we respond to default notices, liaise with franchisor on the franchisee’s behalf, issue notices of dispute. We seek to resolve a dispute where appropriate and having us a buffer is always very helpful to a franchisee to negotiate a reasonable outcome, including upon exiting the franchise. Otherwise, we enforce franchisees’ rights – for example, where the franchise has been misled about the franchise when induced to buy.

For franchisors, our lawyers in Sydney issue breach / default notices and enforce franchisor positions. We also defend franchisors where allegations are made against them, whether by the franchisee or other parties, including the ACCC. Our end-to-end knowledge of the franchise process (including drafting and negotiating) puts us in a commanding position when acting for franchisors.

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The franchise dispute process

Some of the ways in which we assist you are:

  • Providing initial advice on your rights and obligations, and your prospects of success in the dispute.
  • Writing to the other party on your behalf articulating your position to the other party of the dispute
  • Representing you at mediation
  • If mediation is unsuccessful, representing you in court
  • Dealing with urgent court applications, such as injunctions.

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We provide our legal services across Sydney and surrounds, from Surry Hills to Hunters Hill. Whether you need our expertise in North Sydney, Abbotsford, Burwood, Greenwich, Hunters Hills, Cremorne, Chiswick, Bellevue Hill, Balmain or beyond, our convenient location allows us to serve locals in these suburbs and many more.

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