Franchising

Franchising has emerged as an increasingly popular business model, both for those seeking to expand their business as well as people looking to buy into the security of an established business model as they start their own business.

Cullen Macleod has experienced solicitors that are practical and industry focused to the particular needs of the franchising field. They have extensive experience operating in the industry and working with established and respected figures in the WA franchising community.

We have a comprehensive understanding of the laws directly relevant to franchising, such as the Franchising Code of Conduct, leasing and licensing matters, trademark and copyright issues, commercial law and contract law.

We can assist franchisors and franchisees on a range of issues including:

  • preparing and advising on the necessary operational and legal documentation for new or existing franchises;
  • advise about document compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct and other relevant legislation;
  • reviewing prospective franchises on behalf of franchisees;
  • disputes regarding franchised businesses;
  • the sale, renewal, transfer or termination of a franchise; and
  • the wide range of commercial and property issues that can arise with franchises.