Franchising your business

Whether you’re buying a franchise business, setting up a new franchise, or selling your franchise, we can assist you every step of the way!

The Franchising Code of Conduct outlines the rights and responsibilities of franchisors to franchisees, including particular requirements for disclosure of information, the provision of a cooling-off period, and unconscionable conduct. Only by knowing these things can you take adequate steps to set up a compliance system to protect you from defaulting under your franchise Code obligations.

Complying with the Code is mandatory. It’s enforced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the penalties for breaching the Code are quite severe.

We help business owners set up new franchise systems and comply with the requirements of the Franchising Code of Conduct including:

  • ZPreparing Franchise Agreements and Disclosure Documents
  • ZCompliance with the Code
  • ZBusiness structuring advice
  • ZCommercial Leasing
  • ZProtection of your intellectual property

There are many legal considerations to take into account when it comes to setting up, buying or selling franchises, so it’s important to get advice from a commercial lawyer to ensure you comply with all the regulations and requirements.