Thinking of Franchising your business or buying a Franchise? Then you need specialist advice.
Meehans Solicitors have lawyers who specialise in Franchise Law. We also have a number of franchisor clients and as such have the skill, knowledge and expertise to put together a Franchise Agreement and Disclosure Agreement that complies with all the aspects of the Franchising Code of Conduct (“the Code”).
In 2008 our Principal solicitor Mr Paul Meehan successfully represented his client Master Education Services Pty Ltd in the High Court in a franchise matter that was the first case on the Code ever to be heard by the High Court.
Franchisors who do not use specialised lawyers to assist them in this area of law risk breaching the Code, and subsequently the Trade Practices Act, which may result in them being unable to enforce their Franchise Agreement or rely upon any restraints. These mistakes can be very costly, and have devastating effects for the Franchisor.
Franchisees need to obtain specialised advice on their rights and obligations under the Franchise Agreement prior to entering into same. One key aspect to consider is the restrictions imposed upon the Franchisee should they ever wish to leave the franchise.
Do not trust your business success to anybody other than Meehans, contact one of our experienced solicitors today.