Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors act for a number of franchisors who operate franhsie businesses in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and abroad. Our partners understand how franchise businesses work and have even owned and operated a franchise business in the past. Our franchise lawyers are also accredited specialists in business law by the Law Society of NSW.
What make us different from other franchise lawyers?
Newhouse and Arnold Solicitors can offer franchisors a vast array of services from setting up an initial franchise system, ensuring documentation complies with the Competition and Consumers (Industry Code – Franchising) Regulation 2014 “The Franchise Code”, assisting franchisee disputes or even providing a level of due diligence on potential franchisors. Given that we are involved in a vast quantity of disputes, we can also ensure that your franchise agreements cover recent development and issues.
Our franchise lawyers are also assisting a number of franchisors to ensure their obligations are being met under the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers)Act 2017.
If you are considering setting up a franchise system, currently operating a franchise system or have concerns about your franchise business, contact a franchise lawyer at Newhouse & Arnold on 02 9922 1100.
Services offered to franchisors
• Setting up, isssuing or reviewing Franchise disclosure documents, leases and franchise agreements.
• Ensuring compliance with the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014.
• Issuing breach notices issued under franchise agreements.
• Litigation claims
• Advising and collecting royalties, levies, marketing funds and other payments
• Commercial leases and licences
• Review supplier agreements;
• Compliance with the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers)Act 2017
Newhouse & Arnold has been involved in common franchising disputes, including:
• Misrepresentations by franchisors as to earnings, profit and loss, disclosure documents
• Unconscionable conduct in the lead up to signing the franchise agreement
• Breaches Notices under franchise agreement
• Failure by a franchisor to comply with disclosure requirements under the Trade Practices (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulations 1998
• Terminations under franchise agreements
• Selling “unauthorised products”
• Franchisor “stepping-in” powers
• Sale of Franchise to third parties, with onerous additional contractual requirements placed on an incoming purchaser.