Australia has one of the most regulated franchising industries, so it’s important to get things right. As specialist franchise lawyers, Legalite can advise you on everything from franchising your business or buying a franchise, to expanding your brand internationally.

In December 2017, Legalite was awarded Australia’s Best Law Firm (Business Clients) in the NAB Professional Services Awards 2017 – an award judged entirely by our clients. What’s more, we've done away with the billable hour and offer competitive fixed fee packages, meaning you don't have to watch the clock.

From small startups to established franchise systems, we help franchisors with:

  • Corporate structure and asset protection advice
  • Establishing a franchise system, including drafting template documents
  • Managing the process of issuing franchise documents to franchisees
  • Competition and consumer law advice
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • Advising on the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Master franchising, area development agreements and other types of licensing models
  • International expansion 

Are you a franchisee? We can help you with:

  • Business structuring
  • Reviewing and advising on franchise documents, include the franchise agreement and disclosure document
  • Lease reviews
  • Dispute resolution
  • Advising on the Franchising Code of Conduct and complying with the Franchise Agreement
  • Selling a franchise
  • Succession planning and exit strategies


Areas of Expertise:
Legalite can assist Franchisors with:
- Franchise structuring advice
- Establishment of new franchise systems, including drafting key franchise documents
- Issuing franchise documents to franchisees and ensuring compliance with the -
- Franchising Code of Conduct
- Advising in relation to disputes, including drafting breach notices, dispute notices, negotiations and exit strategy advice
- Updating disclosure documents
- Intellectual property advice including registration of trade marks
- Master franchise arrangements

Legalite can assist Franchisees with:
- Company and trust set up
- Reviewing and advising on franchise documents, including written advice and phone consultation
- Lease reviews
- Advising in relation to disputes, including responding to breach notices, preparing dispute notices, negotiations and exit strategy advice
- General franchising and small business advice
Locations Serviced:
As Legalite is a virtual law firm, we can service our clients Australia-wide over the phone or online.
However, if you prefer face-to-face contact, we have offices in Melbourne, Victoria.
Our clients range from small startups to large franchise networks across a variety of industries, including:
- food and hospitality
- fitness
- retail
- entertainment
- pharmacy
- real estate
- professional services
Other Services:
We are also specialists in startups and small business, and can advise on:
- company and trust set up
- shareholder agreements
- lease reviews
- intellectual property advice, including trade marks
- PPSA advice
- and more!
Offices Located:
Level 3, 534 Church Street, Cremorne VIC 3121



Level 3, 534 Church Street
VIC 3121
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