LSV Borrello Lawyers is an independent law firm with a specialist and complementary focus in a core range of services including:

PROPERTY, DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION

Property law is an integral component of LSV Borrello Lawyers’ core service offering, ably supported by our Planning & Environment and Construction practices.

We have a strong, independently recognised and highly regarded team of senior lawyers who work closely and intensively with our property, development and construction clients.

Our team’s industry knowledge and experience is second to none, providing advice on a diverse range of legal issues on a daily basis to a client base primarily consisting of medium to large corporates (including ASX-listed clients) involved in property investment, development and construction.

  • Property & Projects

    LSV Borrello Lawyers have a strong and highly regarded property and projects team dedicated to producing exceptional results for our clients.

    We have a large senior team who work with our property clients whether it be in connection with advice on an acquisition or disposal, due diligence enquiries, property development of any description, land tenure advice or contract negotiation. We routinely prepare contacts of sale, development management agreements, funding agreements, joint venture agreements and co-ownership agreements for all different types of properties.

    Our Property & Projects services include:

    • Due diligence enquiries and reports
    • Sale and purchase contract preparation and review, including for:
      • off-the-plan strata and survey-strata developments
      • green-field developments
      • general property sales and acquisitions
    • Strata titling and broad acre subdivisions
    • Land access issues and land tenure issues
    • Land compensation claims and advice
    • Preparation and review of development management agreements, project management agreements and funding agreements
    • Detailed document registration and advice
    • Preparation and review of easements, rights of way, restrictive covenants, notifications and memorials
    • Negotiation, dispute resolution and litigation support
    • Review of development and construction contracts
    • Conveyancing and settlements
  • Construction & Infrastructure

    LSV Borrello Lawyers advises participants and stakeholders in the construction & infrastructure industries on all phases of projects, from design and planning, to contract negotiation, preparation, tendering and review, construction, contract close out, defects liability and maintenance periods and dispute resolution.

    Some of the services that LSV Borrello Lawyers regularly provide clients in the pre-construction phase of projects include:

    • Preparing and reviewing tenders
    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for consulting, construction, supply and design, whether bespoke or standard form
    • Counselling clients on claims avoidance, risk allocation and management

    During the construction, contract close out and defects liability and maintenance period phases of projects, contract administration and management issues may result in significant legal and financial consequences. Our experience is that avoiding these issues where possible and, where not, handling these issues proactively as and when they arise will result in a more cost effective and amicable resolution for all participants and stakeholders in the project. Our construction & infrastructure team’s extensive experience and hands-on approach enables us to react quickly and confidently to address and resolve such issues before or as they arise.

    Some of the services that LSV Borrello Lawyers regularly provides clients to accomplish this result include:

    • Assisting clients and clients’ agents in assessing and documenting problems and positions
    • Claims preparation and analysis
    • Providing advice on likely judicial interpretation of contract provisions and potential common law entitlements and obligations
    • Negotiating progress and final claims, variations, extensions of time and other forms of contract adjustments
    • Providing in-house and on-site training for personnel on the administration and management of contracts, the adjudication process and dispute resolution

    When issues and disputes cannot be prevented or resolved through commercial negotiation, LSV Borrello Lawyers also provides pragmatic and cost effective representation and advice in all forms of construction & infrastructure disputes, including:

    • Contractual dispute resolution conferences
    • Mediations
    • Expert Determinations
    • Preparation and response to adjudication applications under Security of Payment Legislation
    • Arbitration
    • Litigation
  • Leasing

    A core part of Borrello Graham’s Lawyers’ practice involves the preparation, review and negotiation of commercial and retail leases.

    LSV Borrello Lawyers works closely with Australia’s largest and most recognised real estate agencies (together with locally-based agencies), and private landlord clients, assisting with the preparation and review of commercial and retail leases.

    Our lease documents are routinely updated to ensure that they are consistent with industry best practice.

    Our involvement in preparing leases and our industry knowledge also puts us in a far stronger position to advise our clients throughout the lifecycle of a lease and assisting in negotiating leases on their behalf.

    Our Leasing services include:

    • Preparation of leases for:
      • commercial and industrial properties
      • retail centres and suburban centres
      • pre-construction development properties including agreements for lease
      • office buildings and properties
      • agricultural properties and vacant land
    • Reviewing, advising and negotiating offers to lease and leases
    • Advising on potential defaults and preparing notices of default and termination
    • Preparing and reviewing extensions, assignments, variations and surrenders of lease
    • Litigation and dispute resolution including in respect of all disputes and contractual make good matters
    • Appearing in the State Administrative Tribunal and Court regarding disputes
    • Assisting with registration and protection of leasehold interests and mortgagee consent issues including reviewing bank right of entry documents
  • Rural & Agricultural

    LSV Borrello Lawyers has a strong and long-standing connection with the rural and agricultural community.

    We act for some of Western Australia’s largest independent cropping, grazing and vegetable production farmers across all matters related to their businesses. We also act for many independent operators in the farming community.

    Our industry knowledge and experience, and accessibility to our rural-based clients, sets us apart from other legal firms involved in agri-business.

    We endeavour to provide timely and practical solutions, allowing our agri-business clients to continue to focus on their businesses to ensure continued success.

    Our Rural & Agricultural services include:

    • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating farm leases
    • Assisting with selling and buying farm properties
    • Share-farming arrangements
    • Mortgage and securities review and finance related assistance
    • Succession planning and estate planning
    • Preparing supply contracts
    • Preparing contractor agreements
    • Mediation and dispute resolution
    • Litigation support
    • Assisting with buying or selling farming or related businesses

LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

At LSV Borrello Lawyers, we understand that successful dispute resolution relies on focused and proactive strategic advice, supported by decisive action implemented as quickly and cost efficiently as possible.

We work with our clients from an early stage to identify the most effective approach to a litigious or potentially litigious situation, including a consideration and assessment of both the formal and alternative dispute resolution processes that may be available.

Our dispute resolution team has a wealth of experience across all jurisdictions, as both solicitors and advocates. This allows us to offer our clients a full service litigation solution, whilst at the same time being able to brief leading barristers with whom we have close working relationships. This is particularly important as it places our team in a position to provide efficient and cost effective solutions.

We regularly act for clients in both the State and Federal jurisdictions in disputes across a range of areas including:

  • Property Law
  • Land Compensation
  • Construction
  • Contested Estates
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance and Medico Legal
  • Contractual/Commercial Disputes & Dispute Resolution
  • Trade Practices Matters
  • Corporations Act Matters
  • Insolvency
  • Competition Law Disputes
  • Land Compensation

    Land compensation is one of the most complex, and often least understood, areas of law in Western Australia.

    Our land compensation team, is well-versed in the processes and procedures under both the Land Administration Act 1997 (WA) and Planning and Development Act 2005 (WA) relating to compensation for compulsory acquisition and the reservation of private property for public purposes.

    The team have extensive experience in acting for dispossessed landowners, and providing strategic advice to secure the best possible outcomes for our clients facing a potential compulsory acquisition or reservation.

  • Construction

    LSV Borrello Lawyers regularly advises participants and stakeholders in the construction industry on all phases of construction projects, from design and planning, to contract negotiation, preparation, tendering and review, construction, contract close out, defects liability and maintenance periods and dispute resolution.

    Some of the services that LSV Borrello Lawyers regularly provide clients in the pre-construction phase of projects include:

    • Preparing and reviewing tenders
    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for consulting, construction, supply and design, whether bespoke or standard form
    • Counselling clients on claims avoidance, risk allocation and management

    During the construction, contract close out and defects liability and maintenance period phases of projects, contract administration and management issues may result in significant legal and financial consequences. Our experience is that avoiding these issues where possible, and otherwise handling them proactively as and when they arise, inevitably results in a more cost-effective and amicable resolution for all participants and stakeholders in the project. Our construction team has extensive experience in assisting clients at all levels of the contract chain to mitigate their risks and minimise their legal exposure.

    Some of the services that LSV Borrello Lawyers regularly provides to clients in the development and construction industries include:

    • Assisting clients and clients’ agents in assessing and documenting problems and positions
    • Claims preparation and analysis
    • Providing advice on likely judicial interpretation of contract provisions and potential common law entitlements and obligations
    • Negotiating progress claims, variations, extensions of time and other forms of contract adjustments
    • Providing in-house and on-site training for personnel on the administration and management of contracts, the adjudication process and dispute resolution

    When issues and disputes cannot be prevented or resolved through commercial negotiation, LSV Borrello Lawyers also provides pragmatic and cost-effective representation and advice in all forms of construction disputes, including:

    • Contractual dispute resolution conferences
    • Mediations
    • Expert Determinations
    • Adjudication applications and responses under Security of Payment Legislation
    • Arbitration
    • Litigation
  • Contested Estates

    Disputes concerning Wills and the administration of an estate can be complex and emotionally challenging for those affected. Our team has decades of specialised experience in assisting families or affected parties through these difficult cases including disputes about the validity of a Will, complaints regarding the conduct of executors or administrators in administering the estate and claims made against estates for variation of the Will or a greater share of the estate.

  • Employment Law

    LSV Borrello Lawyers regularly act for both employers and employees under both the National and State systems in respect of employment disputes including allegations of unfair dismissal, denial of contractual entitlements, unlawful termination and contractual restraints.

    The team have considerable experience in appearing in the Fair Work Commission, the Industrial Relations Commission and State and Federal Courts.

  • Insurance & Medico Legal

    LSV Borrello Lawyers are able to offer advice in  a number of insurance law and insurance legal dispute matters, including:

    • Public liability insurance
    • Employer liability
    • Workers compensation
    • Asbestos/industrial diseases
    • Industrial risk
    • Product liability
    • Professional indemnity policies
    • Review of insurance coverage
    • Advice on indemnity and assistance in bringing or pursuing claims for indemnity
    • Representation in claims for indemnity or prior to the appointment of an insurer’s legal representative
    • Representation where indemnity is declined
  • Contractual/Commercial Disputes & Dispute Resolution

    Our experienced team of lawyers act for clients in complex commercial matters across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions. We provide sophisticated, strategic advice to assist in the protection of our clients’ interests whilst reducing the occurrence of contractual and commercial disputes.

    When commercial disputes do arise, our lawyers support clients in making early, informed assessments of risk, by identifying the key legal and commercial issues and working to find solutions to enforce contractual rights and/or to minimise contractual obligations in a cost effective, certain and timely manner.

    As part of this process, and where appropriate, we seek to negotiate and resolve commercial disputes through the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including informal negotiation, conciliation, mediation and expert determination.

    Although it is our view that litigation should and can be avoided through early involvement and ADR, at times litigation is the best (or only) viable course of action for the resolution of disputes.

    In such situations, our litigation team has the depth of knowledge and experience in all stages of litigation to enable us to guide our clients through the most significant litigation challenges with the highest degree of competence and care.

    Our litigation team utilises a depth of relevant expertise across diverse practice areas and industries to routinely represent businesses and individuals in a wide array of jurisdictions and litigation matters, including:

    • Commercial/Corporate
    • Property
    • Construction
    • Insurance
    • Land Compensation
    • Intellectual Property
    • Employment
    • ASIC and Corporate Governance
    • Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
  • Trade Practice Matters

    On 1 January 2011, the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) took effect and, with it, a single nationwide law governing consumer protection and fair trading commonly referred to as the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

    The ACL is commonly relied upon by consumers in consumer transactions with respect to:

    • misleading and deceptive conduct
    • unfair contract terms
    • product safety and manufacturers’ liability
    • product warranties
    • unconscionable conduct

    Additionally, the ACL has been amended by the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015, which took effect as of 12 November 2016 and small businesses may now rely on the ACL with respect to commercial transactions involving unfair contract terms that are prohibited under the Act.

    LSV Borrello Lawyers has extensive experience in advising clients with respect to the ACL, including:

    • advising clients as to their rights and obligations under the ACL
    • assisting individuals and companies to resolve disputes under the ACL outside of litigation
    • representation in proceedings for damages associated with breaches of the ACL and challenging potentially unfair contract terms
  • Corporations Act Matters

    LSV Borrello Lawyers provides a multi-disciplinary range of services in relation to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and delivers tailored advice on corporate and business transactions, litigious or not.

    From acquisitions and takeovers to share buy-backs/purchase plans, related party transactions, shareholder disputes, director appointment/removal and company structuring, LSV Borrello Lawyers has extensive experience with respect to Corporations Act matters irrespective of the size of the company.

  • Insolvency

    Due to the constantly changing economic climate, corporations need structured and strategic advice to assist in times of exponential growth and financial demise.

    Insolvency and restructuring is often a complex area of law that presents a myriad of challenges to companies and their directors, creditors and debtors. That is why our dedicated and qualified team of lawyers prides itself in providing clients with clear, concise solutions to assist with optimising the outcome of insolvency by minimising risk and maximising recovery and returns.

  • Competition Law Disputes

    In our firm’s history of advising commercial clients across a wide range of industries and businesses, LSV Borrello Lawyers have developed a strong practice in advising and representing our clients on a range of frequently encountered competition law issues.

    We understand the vital importance of brand protection and the legitimate rights of business to protect their goodwill, know-how and intellectual property from unfair competitive practices. We also advise and represent clients in cases where allegations of unfair practices are made against them.

    We can assist with advice on matters such as:

    • Patent and copyright protection and claims relating to infringement of those rights
    • Protection of business reputation in cases of false or misleading claims
    • Anti-competitive conduct claims
    • Disputes relating to breach of confidentiality and unlawful use of trade secrets or valuable proprietary commercial information
    • Restraint of trade disputes

PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT

LSV Borrello Lawyers understands the legalities, practical issues and challenges raised by each planning and land development project. We work proactively to manage these issues and challenges to achieve our clients’ desired objectives.

Our trusted affiliations and relationships with colleagues having expertise in land compensation matters, our Property, Development & Construction team, and key industry stakeholders and decision makers enables us to assist our clients to achieve their development objectives in a timely and cost effective manner.

Our Planning & Environment services include:

  • Undertaking planning and environmental legal due diligence
  • Advice on existing planning and environmental law issues
  • Investigating the ability for further development of land
  • Assisting in rezoning and structure plan approvals
  • Preparing applications for subdivision and development approvals
  • Advice on compliance with the requirements and provisions of relevant planning schemes, policies and legislation
  • Liaising with key decision-making authorities and local governments
  • Making applications for reconsideration and advice on the validity of conditions imposed
  • Commencing review proceedings before the State Administrative Tribunal
  • Representing clients in the State Administrative Tribunal
  • Liaising with town planning and other expert consultants
  • Providing advice in connection with issues under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA) and the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 (WA)
  • Planning advocacy and litigation

    We regularly act for clients in respect of securing applications for development, environmental and works approvals and licenses across a broad range of industry sectors including resources and infrastructure projects and retail, commercial, residential and industrial property development.

    We have significant advocacy experience before the State Administrative Tribunal, the Supreme Court of Western Australia, Development Assessment Panels and other regulatory agencies and local governments.

    Once development approvals have been secured we are well placed to provide our clients with advice about their ongoing environment and planning obligations, and the actions required to meet those obligations.

    Where necessary, we formulate appropriate response strategies in respect of alleged breaches of approvals and assist and defend our clients in the event of ensuing prosecution.

  • Energy, Waste & Noxious Industry

    We have a keen understanding of all facets of extractive and waste disposal / recycling industries and the legislative and regulatory framework that applies to them.

    We are well placed to assist clients secure development, environmental and works approvals and licenses with a specific focus on hard rock, sand, limestone and clay quarries, landfill and recycling facilities.

  • Contamination and pollution

    We assist our clients on a broad range of environmental issues, notably in relation to aspects of dealing with contaminated land. Through our thorough understanding of the relevant legislative framework (both Federal and State based) and relationships with leading environmental consultants, we are able to provide succinct advice and strategies in relation to site remediation, ongoing site management, dispute resolution and responding to notices, investigations and prosecutions by environmental agencies.

    We partner with, and support, our Dispute Resolution and Property, Development & Construction teams by drafting and negotiating environmental indemnities and warranties to mitigate liability in contaminated land transactions and advice on contractual issues.

COMMERCIAL LAW

LSV Borrello Lawyers have an experienced team of lawyers who deal with all aspects of commercial law. We advise clients in diverse sectors on a wide range of commercial transactions and documentation.

We regularly adapt standard form contracts and prepare bespoke contracts and commercial structures to suit unique, complex and innovative projects and to comply with legislation and regulatory requirements, across a broad range of industries.

We focus on providing commercial solutions that suit the circumstances of our clients.

Our extensive experience in acting for public and private companies, individuals and statutory authorities forms an ideal foundation for providing clients with pragmatic commercial advice. Our experience covers the following areas:

  • Business & Corporate Structuring
  • Corporate Compliance & Governance
  • Contracts
  • Acquisition & Sale of Business and Companies
  • Finance & Securities
  • Wills & Estate and Succession Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Franchising
  • Business & Corporate Structuring

    A core service offering of LSV Borrello Lawyers is assisting our clients, in conjunction with their financial advisers, in structuring their business affairs to meet both their immediate and long-term goals – aimed at providing flexibility, tax effectiveness and asset protection.

    Our services cover not only initial formation, but also on-going structuring, including day-to-day operational issues and exit strategies and mechanisms.

    Our services in this area include:

      • Overall business structuring advice, considering the interdependence of the various key component parts of business structures to protect valuable intellectual property and other rights
      • Drafting specialised Company constitutions
      • Drafting information memoranda and share allotment agreements
      • Preparation and lodgement of documents with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
      • Drafting various types of trust deeds, from family and discretionary trusts, to unit trusts and hybrid trusts
      • Drafting and providing associated contract law advice in connection with:
        • Partnership agreements
        • Shareholders agreements
        • Unit-holders agreements
        • Joint venture agreements
      • Advising on directors’ and shareholders’ duties, rights and obligations
      • Preparation of a broad suite of general business documents, including:
        • Management agreements
        • Employment and contractor agreements
        • Supply agreements
        • General terms and conditions of trade
        • Privacy policies
  • Corporate Compliance & Governance

    A significant part of our business is assisting corporate clients with their governance and compliance issues which arise in the course of their business.

    Our focus is on providing a complete legal solution for our clients, from front-end (identifying and rectifying areas of legal exposure, creating appropriate corporate structures) to back-end support with compliance and regulatory issues.

    By promoting a close working relationship between our staff and clientele, and placing an emphasis on frankness and transparency, LSV Borrello Lawyers is able to effectively preserve, protect and promote the commercial interests of our clients, and assist in the implementation of commercial strategies designed to ensure strong and sustainable profitability and growth.

    Our corporate compliance and governance services include:

        • Reviewing, preparing, amending and interpreting Constitutions and various forms of Trust Deeds
        • Share issues and buy-backs, inclusive of dealing with rights of pre-emption, drafting information memoranda and share allotment agreements
        • Reviewing, preparing and interpreting Shareholder Agreements, for a broad range of business-types, including deeds of accession
        • Advising on continuing directors’ and shareholders’ duties, rights and obligations
        • Reviewing and preparing operating policies and procedures
        • Advising on, and preparing, powers of attorney and delegations of authority
        • Advising on insolvent trading concerns
        • Advising on matters relating to director’s and shareholders’ meetings, and preparing relevant notices of meetings and/or resolutions
        • Preparation and lodgement of documents with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
        • Advising on trade practices compliance, inclusive of retail price maintenance issues, supply chain restrictions, unconscionable conduct, misleading and deceptive conduct issues, unfair contract terms, and preparation of Notifications in connection with otherwise illegal exclusive dealings
  • Contracts

    Our commercial team’s wide, long-standing, and varied experience across a broad range of industries, means that we are regularly required to prepare, review and/or provide advice on a many types of commercial contracts and arrangements.

    This includes adapting or preparing standard form contracts, as well as preparing specialised contracts to suit unique, complex and innovative projects. All of our drafting is aimed at ensuring compliance with legislation and regulatory requirements.

    Examples of the contract preparation and review we regularly undertake, include in relation to the following types of contracts:

        • Standard terms and conditions of supply of goods/services
        • Distribution and supply agreements
        • Franchise agreements
        • Licensing agreements
        • Management agreements
        • Employment agreements
        • Contractor and sub-contractor agreements
        • Consultancy contracts
        • Manufacturing contracts
        • Software and IT service agreements
  • Acquisition & Sale of Business and Companies

    Our commercial team is regularly involved in acquisitions and sales of businesses, whether as stand-alone business sales or the sale of the underlying entity ownership.

    LSV Borrello Lawyers Commercial Team has the experience and contacts to deal with the vast array of different legal and commercial issues that arise, including how to best structure the transaction to meet our clients’ requirements.

    Our experience covers a wide range of different industries, ranging from manufacturing to retail, provision of goods to provision of services, and the sale of real estate agencies.

    The commercial acquisition and sales services we offer include:

        • Due diligence enquiries and reports, for both sellers and buyers
        • Sale and purchase contract preparation and review, for both sellers and buyers
        • Preparation and advice on options to buy/sell
        • Advice on, and preparation of, restraint of trade and non-competition deeds
        • Dealing with assignment of key contracts
        • Dealing with transferring employees and their entitlements
        • Attending to preparation and lodgement of company forms with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
        • Dealing with transfer of intellectual property, such as business names, trademarks, franchise and license agreements
        • Attending to discharge of third party security interests
        • Advising on how to deal with rights of pre-emption
        • Negotiation, dispute resolution and litigation support
        • Assisting in the settlement and completion of the sale
  • Finance & Securities

    It is often the case that financing is a requirement for the operation of many businesses, whether that finance is secured internally or from third parties.

    Our commercial team has the experience to advise on, and prepare, documentation relating to the provision of finance and securing its repayment.

    Our finance and securities services include:

        • Reviewing and advising on financing letters of offer, loan agreements and securities arrangements
        • Provision of guarantee advice
        • Preparing and negotiating loan agreements
        • Preparing Acknowledgments of Debts
        • Drafting and registering, as required, security documents such as general security agreements (registered on the Personal Property Securities Register), mortgages and caveats
        • Enforcing financing arrangements, including way of issue of statutory demands
  • Wills & Estate and Succession Planning

    Our estate planning team provides advice in all areas of succession planning, both in the business and personal spheres. It is true to say that often the work for many of our clients spans both of these spheres, to ensure a complete succession plan is implemented.

    Our team has close associations with many financial planners and accountants, and works closely with them to provide comprehensive succession planning solutions for our clients.

    With the variety of business and investment structures now generally in use in the personal and business arenas, it is not always easy to appreciate that you may not own what you want to give away upon your death.

    LSV Borrello Lawyers will help you identify what you own, as well as assist you to determine how to best go about ensuring that your wishes are carried into effect, so you can protect your family’s interests. We will also help you determine what protection may need to be put into place for those times when you or a loved one may not be able to look after your/their own interests.

    Our lawyers are also experienced in providing advice and representation pertaining to inheritance and estate disputes.

    Our succession planning services include:

        • Assisting in the preparation of business and family succession strategies and plans
        • Preparing Wills (from the simple to the highly complex)
        • Preparing testamentary trusts
        • Documenting letters of wishes
        • Documenting life interests
        • Preparing and advising on enduring powers of attorney
        • Preparing and advising on enduring powers of guardianship
        • Dealing with deceased estates, whether by way of Probate or Letters of Administration
        • Challenging Wills
        • Preparation of partnership-type arrangements/staged buy-outs
        • Preparing put and call options, including assisting in organising insurance funding through third-party brokers
  • Intellectual Property

    Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the most important assets of any business. From documented systems and procedures to designs, trademarks and logos, the registration and protection of the material comprising the identity and reputation of a business is essential to its continued viability and profitability.

    Our IP services include:

        • Identification of intellectual property
        • Registration of trademarks
        • Coordination of patent and registered design protection
        • Litigation support
        • IP transfers
        • Licensing of IP
        • Software licensing
        • Due diligence
  • Franchising

    Our franchising team, led by one of Perth’s leading franchise experts Joe Lazzara, is experienced in all areas of franchising law.

    Having been intimately involved in the franchising industry for a long period, Joe and his team provides clients in the franchising industry with sound and pragmatic business advice which takes into account the complex and often shifting rules that affect franchises operating in Western Australia and nationally.

    Working closely with accountants and franchise consultants, we often provide training to franchise groups to ensure legislative requirements are understood and complied with, as well as assisting prospective franchisors to turn a great business idea into a model that can be replicated, and expanded through the sale of individual franchise units.

    For franchisees, we utilise our intimate knowledge of the franchising industry to ensure that clients are fully informed as to the risks, responsibilities and opportunities that are an inherent part of the franchise model.

    Our Franchising services include:

        • Protection of trademarks and other IP
        • Business structure
        • Establishment of new franchise systems
        • Acquisition and sale of existing franchise systems
        • Franchising Code of Conduct and trade practices compliance
        • Maintenance and updating of documentation
        • Granting of franchises
        • Master franchises
        • Area development agreements
        • Sale and transfer of franchise units
        • Leasing of premises
        • Litigation support
        • Dealing with termination and breach issues
        • Supply chain issues