Franchise Lawyers - Australia

IP Partnership are the Franchise Lawyers who have a reputation Australia wide since 1995 as being one of the leading law firms that specialise in providing expert advice to franchisors and franchisees on franchise law.

Franchising in Australia is regulated by the Franchising Code of Conduct and the franchise industry is heavily monitored by the ACCC. It is incredibly important to ensure you engage a solicitor who understands the complexities of franchise law and operating a franchised business. IP Partnership Lawyers are the experts in franchising... it is as simple as that.

Our Franchise lawyers have acted for numerous Franchisors located all over Australia from conception of their Franchise model through to assisting with global expansion of their franchise system. We offer a complete end-to-end solution for Franchisors looking for a commercial legal team to assist with issuing Disclosure Documents and ensuring code compliance with recruitment, to ongoing consultation legal advice in respect to breaching franchises, terminating franchise agreements, managing a marketing fund, annual disclosure document updates, Franchise register compliance and enforcing restraint of trade clauses.

IP Partnership is a national firm with a team of franchising lawyers who genuinely care.

We are a commercial law firm who pride ourselves in making our Franchisors feel like their business has a team of inhouse lawyers who specialise in franchise law ready to issue professional documentation for you within 24 hours. Our proof of delivery of exceptional services is evidenced by our long term relationships, some of which exceed 15 years.

If you are a franchisor, a potential franchisor, a franchisee or potential franchisee we look forward to working with you and building a collaborative business relationship for your success.

Need an expert Franchise Lawyer? Our clients who require expert franchise law advice are one of the below:

Converting a Business into a Franchise

We offer a complete end-to-end solution including structuring, company formations, trade mark protection, intellectual property licences, and preparation of the franchise agreement, disclosure document, prior representation deed, intent to proceed, NDA’s, licence to occupy / sub-lease agreements and employment contracts. The package is a fixed fee and we offer a free initial consultation to any business owner looking to franchise.

Buying a Franchise Business

We offer a fixed fee review of Franchise Agreements, Disclosure Documents and (if applicable) Leases. The fixed fee includes providing a comprehensive report on your contracts, a consultation with you to discuss our advice, and correspondence with the Franchisor’s solicitors or Lessor’s solicitors to negotiate changes to ensure your agreements are balanced contracts that are fair.

Franchisors expanding internationally

We have assisted a number of Clients expand their Franchise system into foreign markets. Where necessary, we will assist you with engaging trusted law firms in foreign jurisdictions to ensure your documents comply with local legislation or to arrange for your Agreements to be translated into the local language.

Franchisees in dispute

We will assist with franchise disputes where a franchisor is in breach of the franchise agreement of in breach of the Franchising Code of Conduct. Our franchise lawyers can attend mediations for you and provide pragmatic and commercial legal advice to resolve your dispute, often without recourse to the Courts. We are also here to guide aggrieved franchisees with lodging a complaint to the ACCC if a Franchisor is not acting in good faith or is otherwise in breach of the Franchise Agreement.  

When it comes to your business, its important your team of commercial lawyers are experts in the field. You can trust IP Partnership and you will develop a long lasting relationship with our franchise lawyers that make it their business to ensure your business succeeds without risk.

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Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
IP Partnership Lawyers
Zupp Place
Level 6, 64 Marine Parade
Southport QLD, 4215 Australia

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