Dispute Resolution

SLF Lawyers creative approach to dispute resolution extends beyond the courts. If we can convince our opponents of the error of their ways without the need for litigation, our clients get results fast.

In every case, we make an early assessment of the client’s position, advise of the range of options available and recommend an approach that is efficient, commercial and cost effective. Alternative dispute resolution processes, in which we have experience, include:

  • Round table discussions
  • Mediation
  • Expert determination
  • Arbitration

Our commercial team works closely with our dispute resolution team when disputes arise for either Franchisors or Franchisees. In respect of a Franchisor, this can often entail:

  • Negotiation and mediation of issues where the Franchisee has operating problems
  • Restraint issues with agreement breaches
  • Recovery of franchise fees
  • Poorly performing Franchisees, including workout arrangements

For Franchisees, we have experience in assisting with:

  • Misrepresentation and fraudulent claims
  • Non-performance by the Franchisor of marketing and public relations obligations
  • Inappropriate or wrongful use of franchise fees, contrary to the agreement
  • Seeking negotiated or amended terms and conditions of the franchise agreement
  • Restraint on competition issues after expiry or earlier termination of agreements
  • Australian Consumer Laws and Australian Privacy Principles advice and litigation

Do you need help with Dispute Resolution?

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