Franchise Disputes for Franchisees
A Franchise Agreement is a long term relationship and, as with any long term relationship, there can be bumps in the road where the parties don't see eye-to-eye. Benjamin Franklin famously said: "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" and this description is certainly fitting for a franchise relationship.
Some of the most common disputes arising in franchise relationships are:
Lack of Support - franchisees claiming that they don't receive any support from the franchisor and that the franchisor is not living up to their obligations under the Franchise Agreement.
Misrepresentation - where a franchisee claims that they were "miss-sold" the franchise opportunity.
Breach of Covenants - where a franchisee attempts to set up a competing business in breach of the restrictive covenants in the Franchise Agreement.
We advise franchisees on how to take steps to avoid disputes arising. However, where this can't be avoided we help defend the rights of franchisees against any actions taken by the franchisor.