Businesses, business structures and commercial relationships often rely heavily on contracts and agreements. Our commercial lawyers can assist you and advise you on the suitability and enforceability of your agreements and ensure that those agreements comply with the current law and assist to protect and enforce your rights under the agreements or at law. We can also assist with all aspects of debt recovery resulting from breach of contract or for actions arising under the Competition and Consumer Law Act 2010or the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) or any other debt matter
Whether you are looking to expand or diversify your existing business model into a franchise, or are considering buying into an existing franchise as a franchisee; it is imperative that you receive proper legal advice before signing any documents. For Franchisors, the legal validity and enforceability of your Franchise Agreement can be uncertain and requires strict compliance with legislation from the outset. If you are considering implementing a franchise structure into your business it is important that you receive accurate and current legal advice about the impacts that the Competition and Consumer Act 2012 and the Franchising Code of Conduct will have on your business or franchise model.
For Franchisees, the Franchise Agreement is a document that could potentially impact the profitability and viability of your dream business, business income and overall livelihood. It is therefore vital that you receive advice from experienced solicitors on the legal implications of the Franchise Agreement and ensure that you clearly understand the obligations imposed upon you by the Franchise Agreement before you proceed.
Whether you are a Franchisee or Franchisor, when things go wrong it is important to deal with any issues as soon as they arise and obtain sound legal advice on your options and how best to deal with the situation. Our team of experienced professionals have experience acting in Franchise Disputes and would be happy to assist or advise you of your rights at anytime.
BUSINESS STRUCTURING AND JOINT VENTURES
Choosing the correct legal structure is critical for the success of your business. At MacGregor O’Reilly we regularly advise clients on the best structure for their business and can set up, establish or incorporate proprietary companies, public companies, trusts, partnerships and joint ventures. Our experienced team of professionals have the expertise to produce airtight agreements or company constitutions or trust deeds that protect your interests in future business dealings and suggest legally binding and effective changes to these documents that may better suit your business objectives.
Our experienced team of professionals regularly assist parties to establish joint ventures and partnership agreements that protects their legal rights. We also offer assistance with and handle commercial disputes that often arise including mediation, alternate dispute resolution and litigation on these agreements.
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
We service clients involved in the construction, engineering and development industries and has experience with matters relating to project management, subcontractor licensing, building disputes, payment disputes and insurance matters. We advise our clients on the best way to comply with the licensing and regulation requirements in Queensland set out by the Building Services Authority (BSA) under the BSA Act.
We have experience acting for contractors, sub-contractors and builders in building disputes and other litigation matters in the construction and property development industry in and around Queensland.