Our Brisbane and Gold Coast commercial litigation team are experienced in all aspects of Franchising Disputes.
Disputes between franchisor and franchisee can debilitate a business. The rising number of franchise issues occurring in Australia has resulted in a Code of Conduct being put in place to help parties to a franchise agreement resolve disputes in a timely and cost effective manner. Our team of franchise dispute lawyers have the ability to quickly identify grounds for disputes and promptly advise clients in relation to their rights under the relevant Franchise Agreements. This allows our clients to focus on their business and gives our clients comfort and certainty in an otherwise stressful environment. We assist many clients in preparing, or responding to, a Notice of Dispute under the Code of Conduct and Franchise Agreement, working to obtain a strong commercial outcome for our clients.
The Code is administered by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. Unfortunately, not all issues can be resolved through the Code’s franchise disputes mechanism, away from the courts, and often mediation has either not worked or has been bypassed for various reasons. A specialist franchise dispute lawyer will take an informed, proactive approach in order to achieve the desired outcome.
This support can occur at any time during the Franchising Code of Conduct dispute process to provide the legal assistance you need. Our firm has a team of experienced franchise dispute lawyers on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane and are ready to assist you to resolve your franchise dispute.
In addition to the Code, franchisors and franchisees may have obligations under various other pieces of legislation, such as:
- the Fair Work Act
- the Australian Securities and Investments Act
- Australia’s tax laws, and
- state and territory licensing schemes.
Our team consists of specialised franchise litigation lawyers in both our Gold Coast and Brisbane offices, equipped to provide prompt, direct, and proactive advice to better your position, and to assist you on matters that have occurred anywhere within Australia.
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