The Human Element in Franchising Law

We know Franchising


Acted in the establishment of a complex financing structure for development of the Mt Carbine Tungsten project.

Acted in numerous financing arrangements for development of property developments throughout Australia.

Acting under instructions for Kroll Pty Ltd who were appointed voluntary administrators of the company who were involved in both Forex and Cryptocurrency trading both domestically and internationally. Assisting through the voluntary administration and thereafter during the DOCA phase.

Advising and assisting in relation to AFSL requirements for a cryptocurrency exchange operating in Australia.

Acting for a group of investors in a class action against the owners and operators of the Qoin cryptocurrency token. Commencing the first cryptocurrency class action in Australia with these proceedings being brought in the Federal Court.


  • Asset finance and equipment leasing

  • Banking practice compliance

  • Corporate structure finance

  • Derivative and Treasury products

  • Dispute resolution and litigation

  • Funds management

  • General borrowing arrangements

  • Loan and security documents

  • Personal Properties Securities Act (PPSA)

  • Project and property finance

  • Restricting and insolvency

  • Retail and consumer finance

  • Specialised lending


We have a strong presence in the Franchising industry.

Luke has specialised in franchising law for over 10 years and has acted for a diverse range of franchisors and franchisees of a variety of franchise systems.

Luke is an active member of the Queensland Law Society Franchising Law Committee where he keeps on the forefront of the latest developments in laws affecting franchising and contributes towards submissions to government on topical issues facing the franchising industry.

Our team have acted for a diverse range of multinational franchisors.

We have helped franchisees of many different franchise systems achieve that exciting goal of becoming business owners.


  • Setting up franchise systems and acting for franchisors in all their legal needs

  • Providing franchisees with advice on Franchise Agreements

  • Assisting in the sale/purchase of franchised businesses

  • Resolving franchise disputes


Acted for one of Australia’s leading multinational milk distributors undertaking all of their legal work regarding their franchising and distribution networks, and providing general advice on day-to-day operations.

Acts for various franchisors in all their legal needs in the industries of mobile dog washing, real estate signage printing, automotive repair, sports coaching and fast food retailers. Work includes providing general advice on day-to-day operations, annual updates of the disclosure document, updating proforma franchise agreements to reflect changes in laws, managing franchisee sale processes, corporate buy-backs and mediating disputes.

Acted in the establishment of a franchise system which included drafting the full suite of franchise documents and structuring of intellectual property.

Reviewed franchise agreements and provided advice to franchisees of Zarraffas, The Coffee Club, The Sporting Globe, AutoBarn, Donut King, Hire a Hubby, Jamaica Blue, Ray White, Stellarossa, Sumo Salad, Studio Pilates, Zambrero, James’ Home Services, First Class Accounts, GJ Gardner Homes, Jetts, Portermark, Transworld Business Brokers, Graffiti Eaters and David Reid Homes.

Acted in the sale of both the franchisor-entity and all network outlets (being all franchisee and corporate owned stores in the network) of an optical franchise network. This included the sale of assets, assignment of intellectual property, transfer of franchise agreements, assignment of leases, and entry by former franchisees into employment agreements.

Over the course of 6 years has acted for a client on 3 occasions in their purchases of Domino’s Pizza franchised business.

Acted for various buyers and sellers of F45 franchised businesses.