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August 27, 2015
One of the best ways for a business to grow is through a franchise. However, this expansion entails an extensive process in which the preparation of Contractual Documents becomes one of the essential parts of the procedure.
Did you know you may incur in possible liabilities if all the legal aspects are not strictly defined?
For example, who will be responsible for the recruitment? You may incur in liabilities despite not having hired the employees. This is one of the reasons why the responsibilities of each party must be defined.
The same applies in advertising cases, in which it is convenient to specify who will be in charge of this process and how will it be managed, or we may find ourselves liable for unlawful advertising that we had not authorised or were not responsible for.
In cases of product supplies franchises, it is important to determine who will be in charge of purchasing the products, how will these be showcased to the public and who will check that the products are in perfect condition.
These are just some brief examples of possible liabilities that may arise when under a franchise agreement (either as a franchisor or franchisee).
It is crucial to cover all legal issues involving a franchise in order to avoid unnecessary liabilities that cost money and, most importantly, that are predictable when working with lawyers who are experts in this field. When drafting the “Franchise Agreement”, all legal aspects are explicitly defined and all risks are avoided. This is the main reason why it is vital to hire a lawyer experienced in this field.
Lexland Lawyers puts at your disposal a team of professionals specialised in Franchises. If you are interested in franchising your business or have any queries regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us. The initial consultation is completely free.