Specialist Franchise Lawyers in Sydney, NSW
Franchising completely transforms the way you do business, for both the franchisee and the franchisor.
This is mostly due to the contractual nature of franchising. A franchise agreement is a legal contract that specifies the obligations both the franchisee and the franchisor must comply with. It is important to understand what exactly you are agreeing to when you draft or sign a franchising contract. To help clear any complexities, it is recommended that people considering franchising discuss any legal concerns with franchising lawyers. NSW-based, Atkinson Vinden’s lawyers can provide timely, comprehensive advice for those considering franchising.
Atkinson and Vinden’s franchise lawyers go beyond just advising clients on legislative compliance and the franchising code of conduct. Our regular briefing sessions allow our lawyers to develop constructive insights into your company’s goals, and provide you with the necessary legal, franchising and commercial guidance to help you achieve those goals.
If you are looking for franchise business lawyers in NSW, or for further information in relation to Franchising, please do not hesitate to contact any member of our Commercial Law Team.
The role of a Franchise Lawyer
Both buying a franchise and becoming a franchisor involve certain risks. This makes the success of franchising endeavours contingent on finding the best franchise business lawyers to suit your needs.
Franchisees must navigate more regulations than an independent small business. Therefore, it is important that individuals who are considering buying a franchise understand their rights, and do not feel pressured into signing an unfair contract. Owning a franchise means following all of the franchisor’s rules – even the ones you may feel are not good for business. It is important for potential franchisees to not get swept up in a seemingly great franchising deal without first doing their own research. Contacting current and previous owners of the franchise is a recommended first step. Franchise lawyers can also assist you in both the initial and late stages of considering a deal. Atkinson Vinden’s franchise lawyers in NSW have extensive experience in identifying the features of a successful franchising contract, and can provide you with confidence that you are making a sound business choice.
Franchise lawyers are also an essential point of reference for businesses looking to franchise. Before franchising a business, numerous details need to be addressed, such as creating a business plan, enforcing transparency, conforming to the demands of the Franchising Code, drafting a Franchising Agreement, forming a Franchise Management team and protecting your intellectual property. Franchise lawyers streamline this complex process by verifying that your business complies with legislation, and ensuring that your franchising objectives are met.
Our franchise lawyers are well-versed in all of the primary and secondary issues that emerge from franchising agreements. Legal areas that can accompany franchising include:
- Business law
- Tenancy law
- Employment law
- Contract law
- Intellectual property law
- Vicarious liability
- ACC investigations