The vast majority of franchisee / franchisor relationships are positive and profitable for both parties. However, disputes can and do arise from time to time.
Disputes can easily get out of hand. For a franchisee, taking legal action against the franchisor is complex and costly. Once you’ve signed a franchise agreement, getting out early can involve a huge expense. The franchisor may even seek costs and compensation for loss of earnings.
A franchisor, on the other hand, needs to keep the quality of its products and services consistently high and protect the intellectual and material property its business depends upon.
At Greenways Law, our solicitors have helped resolve franchising disputes involving breach of contract, wrongful termination, trademark infringement, breach of non-competition clauses and breach of confidentiality clauses.
Where possible, we always seek alternatives to court proceedings. These could include arbitration and mediation to resolve the issue as quickly and easily as possible.