Fixed fee advice on franchise disputes:
We have considerable experience in dealing with franchise disputes. As we only act for franchisees you can rest assured that our advice will never be compromised by other interests.
We use our experience gained from our time working with franchisors to your benefit, as we understand both parties' interests and can consider the legal implications from both sides of the fence which ensures that you receive the most cost effective advice.
We have a good relationship and work very closely with expert franchise barristers.
The issues that come up the most are:
- Misrepresentation – where the franchisee was given factual information prior to entering the franchise, by the franchisor, that the franchisee relied on when deciding whether to enter the agreement and which has turned out to be untrue. This can include the cost of supplies, projections/cash flows and representations about other franchisees.
- Termination – where either the franchisor wants to terminate the agreement and is alleging that the franchisee has breached the agreement or the franchisee wants to see if it has the right to get out of the agreement.
- Restrictions on Trading – whether or not clauses restricting a franchisee from trading for a period after the agreement ends are enforceable and if there are any ways around these clauses.