We act for both Franchisors and Franchisees.
Our practice is located outside of the Perth CBD and because of this our hourly rates and fixed prices for commercial work and for litigation are 20% lower than the standard rates charged by most Perth law firms. Our rates are extremely competitive compared to the rates charged by other commercial law firms.
We have represented several large Franchisor companies as well as Franchisees in Perth and Western Australia for the last 25 years in contract preparation, commercial litigation and franchise dispute matters. We have handled litigation in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Court in Western Australia and worked jointly with Eastern States Lawyers on a High Court appeal on a very high profile case.
We also regularly review Franchise Agreements and Disclosure Documents which have been given to potential franchisees by the Franchisor and give advice on the rights and obligations under the Franchise Agreement before it is signed.
It is important for a Franchisee to fully understand the risks and their obligations under a Franchise Agreement before they enter into a Franchise Agreement. If you already have a signed Franchise Agreement, we can give you practical and commercial legal advice on the clauses of the Franchise Agreement. For more information see here.
Franchises are a special species of business, and both current and future franchisees, as well as franchisors, must heed the Franchising Code of conduct. Moreover, franchising agreements often contain terms that are not found in other business-related contracts.
As such, selling a franchise encounters additional considerations when compared to the sale of an ordinary business.
If a dispute has arisen, we can give you legal advice on your rights and obligations under the Franchise Agreement and advice on the dispute resolution clauses. For more information, see Franchise Disputes and Dispute Resolution.
For Franchisors we can help you in disputes with Franchisees and help you recover outstanding franchise fees.