Franchising in Australia is big business. There are some 1120 franchising outfits and more than 79,000 franchisees.
High profile cases such as 7-Eleven, Dominos and the Retail Food Group mean that enquiries into the franchise sector are ongoing and the laws, including the Franchising Code of Conduct, are regularly reviewed and updated.
We have acted for numerous franchisors and franchisees over the years giving us a strong understanding of the realities of owning, buying, selling and setting up franchises. Our work can include a review of all legal matters associated with a franchise, including business structuring, lease and property issues and dealing with employees.