As a franchisor, you are granting someone a right to carry on a business using a system that you own or are entitled to license. The system will often include:

  • Intellectual property including trademarks, logos and confidential information
  • Readily identifiable get up and presentation
  • Know how and business systems which are detailed in a written manual
  • Various support mechanisms to assist the franchisee
  • An agreement detailing the obligations of the franchisee
  • Exclusive territory in which the franchisee can operate

The franchising industry is regulated by the Trade Practices Act and the Franchising Code of Conduct which regulates the:

  • Requirement to provide franchisees with disclosure statements
  • Provision of a cooling off period
  • Contract terms
  • Dispute Resolution mechanisms

A properly drafted Franchise Agreement will be prepared after detailed discussions with you are undertaken to understand your business model, intellectual property and commercial agreements necessary for the operation of your franchise. Usual terms will include:

  • The grant of rights to operate the business
  • The franchise term
  • Business location and exclusive territory
  • Franchise fees
  • Establishment costs
  • Training and development
  • Rules and regulations
  • Confidential operations manual
  • Sale of the franchise business
  • Default and termination provisions
  • Restraints of trade upon termination or sale
  • Advertising and marketing funds
  • Security documents to ensure payments and compliance with undertakings
This list is not exhaustive and you should consult a properly qualified legal professional to assist you with any queries you may have regarding franchising.

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COVID-19 Update

Please be aware that due to the spread of Covid – 19 and on the recommendation of Government the decision has been made that from 5pm Wednesday 8 July 2020 to close the office once again to help slow the spread of the virus.

During this time our team will continue to operate remotely and can be contacted by email, on their mobile phones or through our website. All ongoing files will continued to be worked on and new work is always welcome.

We ask for people’s understanding in these uncertain times and hope everyone stays healthy.