Growth is a juggling act…

Leasing and property issues, IP protection and commercialisation, employment arrangements, terms of trade and supplier arrangements – these are just a few of the things a normal business has to juggle at any one time. Why not consider doing the same things – but just on a bigger scale?

There are some great economies of scale to be gained when choosing franchising as your business model for growth. But, it also brings another set of laws to comply with.

Ensuring our clients are always compliant with The Franchising Code of Conduct is only part of our value proposition. We will offer you our experience in structuring your franchise and provide you with state-of-the-art franchise documentation. We work closely with our colleagues in property law, intellectual property, employment, tax and business advisory to ensure you are not just compliant – but your risks are managed and you can position your brand more favourably than your competitors.

From franchise system establishment, franchise due diligence, agreements and disclosure documents, business structures, commercial and retail leasing, joint ventures and partnership agreements and branding and intellectual property, our multidisciplinary team can help.

We are an active member of The Franchise Council of Australia and work with an established network of accountants, franchise consultants and business brokers that we trust implicitly to help grow your business. The team also has strong links with franchising lawyers at Meritas member firms across Australia and globally and work with these firms to service your legal needs outside of Victoria.

Our franchising team works with upcoming and well-established franchisors throughout Australia. We have helped set-up, and continue to act for, a number of household names across a diverse range of industries including fast food, retail, property and finance. We’d relish the opportunity to help grow your business. Contact us today to learn about some of the success stories we’ve had with franchisors.

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Thought Leadership & Past Experiences

New compliance obligations for employers and franchisors

In brief The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Act) has now come into force and increases the exposure and legal responsibilities of employers and franchisors within their franchise system. What you need to know Penalties are steep. The...
22 September, 2017

Franchising and the Law

Are the days when you had no bargaining power with the franchisor a thing of the past? The Australian Government has long recognised the importance of the franchise industry to the small business community in Australia. To further promote growth...
27 January, 2017

Intellectual Property: Franchisors, is your brand protected?

In brief Strong branding is critical for building a scalable franchise model and the most powerful tool in the franchise negotiation process. But, it is equally vital that the franchise’s Intellectual Property (IP) – brand and good will – are...
1 December, 2016