We Are Here To Serve You
Whether you are involved with an existing franchise business, seeking to franchise your business model or looking to buy a franchise, Strategic Lawyers can help.
Franchising is popular in Australia. The model offers a ready-made and recognisable business to a purchaser who may get training and support, along with economies of scale in the provision of advertising and product development. The agreement is commercial whereby a franchisee purchases the right to sell or distribute goods and services from a franchisor. The arrangement is contractual and should contain very specific provisions as to:
- the length of the agreement
- the designated area of the franchise,
- a description of the goods and services,
- a statement as to the exclusivity, or otherwise, of distribution within the designated area of the franchise,
- an outline of the use and protection of intellectual property,
- sale and/or promotional restrictions
- training and support arrangements,
- advertising arrangements,
- payment processes, and
- the requirements placed on both the franchisee and franchisor should dispute resolution be required.
In Australia, franchises are regulated by a range of laws including contract law, law of agency and the Australian Consumer Legislation.
The decision to enter or vary a franchise agreement should be supported by carefully considered expert legal advice.
At Strategic Lawyers, we excel in providing legal services to both franchisors and franchisees. Our depth of experience and practical commercial approach to franchising law will ensure that we can quickly understand your needs and guide you to the decisions that will protect your business and help make the most of your opportunities.
Why Are We The Best?
We do not view the success of the firm through the prism of commercial gain and believe that the most important outcome is client satisfaction. Through the abolishment of six-minute units and billable hours, and the introduction of our fixed-fee billing model, we are able to provide unparalleled value for money and customer service.
Never again will you be worried about a 20 second phone call or two sentence email costing you an arm and a leg. We actually encourage you to keep us informed about developments and changes to the situation, as often these are important details and need to be included in our correspondence or case.
Our philosophy is that often the best way to resolve your issue is away from the financial and emotional stress of Court. Our views are reflected in the following quote from Abraham Lincoln:
“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbours to compromise when you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”
Here at Strategic Lawyers, we are not afraid to do away with archaic traditions in favour of creative and futuristic solutions. Our service extends far beyond legislative compliance as we are able to work closely with you and all who are involved in the matter, whether it is your family, accountant, consultant, financial advisor or doctor.
Here at Strategic Lawyers, we believe in doing what is best for you. We apply this principle to every aspect of our business, including our customer service, advice and pricing structure.
We know that every personal and business situation is different so we make it our business to understand what has happened and how we can best help you. We don’t categorise you and decide which precedent document best suits you, but instead accept that you are unique and think creatively about how we can customise our advice to suit.
We have a team of lawyers who excel in every aspect of the law, including property law, commercial law, intellectual property, family law, banking and finance law, immigration law, wills and estates, criminal law and litigation. Our use of lawyers, consultants and barristers, gives you access to a wealth of knowledge that is not possessed by the inexperienced, in-house generalists who would be running the case if it was done through another firm.
Our adoption of a fixed-fee method of quoting and payments means that you will get value for money. You do not need to be concerned about calling or emailing us because all of our communication with you is included. This means we are able to provide a high level of customer service and build a working relationship that will result in us being able to better understand the situation and provide a custom solution.
Strategic Lawyers is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you, in a timely manner and at an affordable price.