We have acted for and against several established nationwide franchises for many years.

We have a thorough understanding of the laws directly relevant to franchising, leasing and licensing matters, trademark and copyright issues, commercial law and contract law.

We act for both Franchisors and Franchisees on a range of issues including:

* preparing and advising on legal documentation for new and existing franchises;

* advice about document compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct and other relevant legislation;

* reviewing prospective franchises on behalf of franchisees;

* disputes regarding franchised businesses;

* the sale, renewal, transfer or termination of a franchise; and

* the commercial and property issues that can arise with franchises.

Our rates and fixed prices are lower than the prices charged by many Perth Commercial law firms because we own our offices so we don't pay the exorbitant St George's Tce rent that many commercial law firms do.  


We offer fixed fees for Review of Franchise Documentation.  Our fixed fees for reviewing franchise documents are from $2,500.00 exc GST.

Our fixed fee for preparation of a Franchise Agreement and Disclosure Document is from $5,000.00 exc GST.

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. 

See further information regarding legal advice on Franchise Agreements.

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.