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Dedicated Franchise Lawyers - Helping Franchises Australia Wide

Our team of experienced Franchise Lawyers is well-versed in the complexities of Franchise Law, ensuring that your business not only complies with current regulations but thrives in Australia’s competitive market. In the dynamic world of franchising across Australia, having an expert Franchise Lawyer is essential. At Franchise Ease, we specialise in providing comprehensive legal services tailored to the unique needs of both franchisees and franchisors. 

What our Clients Say
  • “From the inception of our franchising journey in 2015, Franchise Ease’s expertise in franchise law has been invaluable. Now, as a franchisor with over 30 franchises across Australia, their guidance has been crucial in drafting precise franchise agreements and helping us manage with the changes to franchise law.”

    Jun Lee – CEO Gami Chicken & Beer

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  • “Franchise Ease guided us from exiting a previous Master Franchise into our acquisition and expansion of the Mr Group Australian Franchise. Their input in both franchising and general commercial law has been pivotal to our ongoing expansion and success. Franchise Ease helped us navigate the complexities of franchise law, ensuring our franchise agreements were comprehensive and bespoke. Their dedication has been instrumental for our growth and what I love the most is that they are across all of our matters, so the advice is always thoroughly considered to align to our strategic goals.”

    Andrew Parke Managing Director, Mr Antenna and the Mr Group.

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  • The expert guidance we receive in franchise law from the team at Franchise Ease has been pivotal for our franchise operations throughout Australia. By enhancing our franchise agreements and trading terms and keeping a pulse on our system with ever pertinent legal advice across all facets of our operations, Franchise Ease has not only safeguarded our business but also nurtured strong, positive connections with our franchisees, for a scalable network.

    Leo Neophytou, Director – Funtopia Australia

Our Expertise

Franchising Legal Practices Areas

Buying a Franchise
We provide personalised, practical and industry relevant advice about the proposed franchise agreement, disclosure document, and if applicable, any ancillary documents such as a lease or licence arrangement.
We help franchisors to pragmatically take the steps required to franchise a business by advising them with respect to franchise systems and processes, franchise manuals, franchise documents.
We are able to assist you in all manners of disputes. Our approach is commercial and we table a variety of solutions based on the circumstances of the dispute. In 90% of all disputes
We can advise you with respect to the sale or purchase of a franchise including the rights and obligations contained in your Franchise Agreement and preparation or review of the sale of business contract.

About Franchise Ease

Whether you’re hoping to expand your brand, become part of a successful franchise, or negotiate a complex franchise deal, Franchise Ease has the experience and expertise to get you the best possible outcome. Our franchise lawyers assist in structuring your franchise model, ensuring it’s scalable and legally sound.

We are dedicated franchise lawyers, and we pride ourselves on our personalised, pragmatic, fixed-fee service approach. Our vast experience enables us to understand your goals and deliver complex legal advice with real impact. We’ll find you the best solution and we work with you to make it happen.

We are friendly, efficient and here to help anywhere in Australia.

Franchise Ease is a division of Minerva Law

The Role of a Franchise Law Firm in Your Business Journey

As a dedicated Franchise Law Firm, Franchise Ease offers a spectrum of services to support your franchising endeavours. Whether you’re launching a new franchise, managing an existing network, or stepping into a franchise agreement, our Franchise lawyers are equipped to guide you towards success.

Expert Guidance for Franchisors and Franchisees

Our Franchising Lawyers understand the challenges and opportunities unique to the franchising sector. For franchisors, we provide strategic advice on system development, structuring robust agreements, and crafting comprehensive disclosure documents. Our expertise extends to safeguarding your intellectual property through trademarks and licenses.

Franchisees can count on our Franchise Law Firm for insightful counsel on navigating franchise agreements. We help you understand your rights and responsibilities, ensuring that you step into your franchising journey with confidence.

Ensuring Compliance and Success

Franchise Docs Review

A crucial service provided by Franchise Ease is our comprehensive Franchise Review process. This involves a thorough examination of all franchise-related documents to ensure they meet the stringent requirements of Australian franchising laws. Our Franchise Lawyers are adept at identifying potential issues and offering solutions that align with your business objectives.

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Your Partner in Franchise Growth

Across Australia, the role of a Franchising Lawyer is not just about legal compliance; it’s about fostering growth. At Franchise Ease, our Franchising Lawyers adopt a proactive approach, advising on best practices and innovative strategies to expand your franchise network effectively and sustainably.

Franchise Set-Up and Expansion: Legal Expertise by Australian Franchise Lawyers


A Pillar of Support for Franchise Systems

As a leading Franchise Law Firm, we understand the nuances of Franchise Law. Our approach goes beyond legal advice; we become a part of your team, offering continuous support and guidance. Whether it’s negotiating agreements, handling disputes, or advising on regulatory changes, our Franchise Lawyers are always ready to assist.

Navigating Complex Legal Waters

Franchise Ease is not just a Franchise Law Firm; we are a Franchising Law Firm that specialises in the broader aspects of franchising. This includes navigating complex regulations, managing franchisee relationships, and staying ahead of industry trends to provide you with informed and effective legal solutions.

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Expertise in Local and National Laws

The expertise of our Franchise Lawyer team is not limited to local laws. We provide advice that encompasses national franchising regulations, ensuring that your franchise system is robust and compliant at all levels.


Expertise in Local and National Laws

Our Franchising Lawyer team is committed to your success. We understand that every franchise system is unique, and we tailor our legal services to meet your specific needs. From start-ups to established franchises, our lawyers provide the same level of dedication and expertise.


Your Trusted Franchise Law Partner

At Franchise Ease, our goal is to be more than just a Franchise Law Firm; we strive to be your trusted partner in the franchising journey. Our team of Franchise Lawyers are committed to providing exceptional legal services that contribute to your success. Whether you are a franchisor or a franchisee, we have the expertise and experience to navigate the complexities of Franchise Law. Contact us today to learn how we can assist you in achieving your franchising goals.

Expert Franchise Lawyers Answer Your Franchise Law FAQs

Who regulates franchises in Australia?

In Australia, franchises are regulated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC enforces the Franchising Code of Conduct, which is a mandatory industry code across Australia. This Code provides the regulatory framework for both franchisors and franchisees, aiming to ensure that both parties engage in fair and transparent business practices. The Code covers aspects such as disclosure, good faith obligations, dispute resolution, and termination.

Is franchising profitable in Australia?

Franchising can be a profitable venture in Australia, but like any business, success depends on various factors. These include the choice of franchise, location, market demand, the business model’s viability, the franchisor’s support, and the franchisee’s business acumen and commitment. The franchising sector in Australia is significant and diverse, spanning various industries. While many franchisees achieve profitability and success, potential investors should conduct thorough research and seek professional advice before entering into a franchise agreement.

What act covers franchises and business structure?

In Australia, franchises are primarily governed by the Franchising Code of Conduct, which is regulated under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (formerly the Trade Practices Act 1974). This Act provides the legal basis for the Franchising Code and outlines the broader responsibilities and protections for businesses and consumers, including those involved in franchising. Additionally, other laws may apply to franchises, like the Corporations Act 2001 for corporate structure and governance, and various state-based fair trading legislation.

How does a franchise work in Australia?

In Australia, a franchise operates under a specific business model where the franchisor (the owner of the franchise system) grants the franchisee (the individual or entity looking to open a franchise) the right to operate a business under the franchisor’s brand and system for a certain period of time.

Rights and obligations

These include the rights granted to the franchisee, such as using the brand and operating methods, and obligations like maintaining brand standards. Franchise lawyers Melbourne often advise on these terms to ensure clarity and compliance

Advertising and marketing

Guidelines for these activities, often reviewed by franchise lawyers Melbourne, include contributions to advertising funds and branding strategies.

Quality Control

Franchise lawyers in Melbourne play a vital role in ensuring that the standards set by the franchisor are legally enforceable, maintaining the integrity of the franchise.


Training and Support

Franchise lawyers in Melbourne ensure that the franchisor’s commitments to training and support are clearly outlined in the agreements.


What our Clients Say

  • I had a dispute with my Franchisor and needed help. I was scared of the court costs and not sure If I had a strong case. When I spoke to Franchise Ease. They were very clear on the law. They also had a lot of experience in Franchising and were able to draw on their experience to convince the Franchisor to negotiate without going to trial. As a result, I was able to finalise my dispute with the Franchisor through mediation and received a substantial payout the next day. Thank you so much to the team at Franchise Ease.

  • Franchise Ease changed my perception on lawyers entirely. I sold my business which was a Franchise thought them and there were many parties involved. Mukushi Legal make it easy by managing all the process with the parties and I only had to deal with them. Every time I contacted them with questions they talked me through the process. They were friendly in there manner and very responsive, This made my life easy and it was comforting to know that I was getting all of this for a fixed fee. I highly recommend Franchise ease to anyone selling or buying a business.

  • I really enjoyed how relatable Tsungai was. Franchise Ease are more like business advisers than lawyers. I’ve never met a lawyer with so much actual business experience and insight into Franchise Relationships.


Ensuring Legal Compliance and Fairness: The Vital Role of Franchise Lawyers

Franchise agreements are legally binding contracts and must adhere to various laws, highlighting the importance of franchise lawyers. These legal professionals are crucial in ensuring that franchising agreements are both legal and fair. Given the popularity of franchising in regions like Melbourne and Sydney, the specialised knowledge of franchise lawyers is essential for successfully navigating the complex legal landscape of franchising.

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Get in touch with our team by calling: 1300 664 984

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