Franchising

Our Practice

The operation of a franchise involves a sound understanding of commercial and business law and a special understanding of the unique features and regulations governing the franchise relationship.  We take the time to listen and understand your franchising needs and your business objectives.

Our Expertise

We are able to help you navigate the franchising legal framework and have extensive experience in advising both franchisees and franchisors on all aspects of franchising law.  In particular, our experience includes both “front end” work (such as providing advice, drafting and review documents) and “back end” work (in acting in dispute resolution) on aspects of franchising law including:

  • providing advice in relation to the establishment of new franchise systems including issues such as the proposed structure and protection of intellectual property
  • preparing franchise agreements and disclosure documents for franchisors
  • advising franchisees about their rights and obligations before entering into a franchise agreement
  • providing advice about the purchase or lease of premises
  • assisting a franchisee sell or exit a franchise business
  • assisting in franchise disputes including in relation to misleading and/or deceptive conduct, breaches of the duty of good faith or other breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • acting in mediations relating to franchising issues

Our Team

Please contact us to discuss your franchising needs:

Richard Waring, Partner 
(07) 3307 4545
rwaring@shandtaylor.com.au

Rod O'Sullivan, Partner
(07) 3307 4568
rosullivan@shandtaylor.com.au

Kimberley Forman, Partner
(07) 3307 4523
kforman@shandtaylor.com.au