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Franchise Law - essentials & updates

Franchise Law - essentials & updates
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Franchising is often promoted as a fail-safe way to own a business, but it can end up being a one-sided, unfair model for some franchisees.

Lawyers advising franchisees need a good understanding of the key issues and quirks of franchising and what to look for in a franchise agreement. It is also essential to know how general law will apply to ensure their clients have their eyes open to the implications of becoming a franchisee, and are well advised when they are in trouble.

Topics covered will include:

  • Advising clients during due diligence before they sign a franchise agreement
  • Options for franchisees and franchisors when things go wrong
  • An update on common franchise disputes including restraint of trade clauses in franchise disputes
  • How impending changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 and employment law in New Zealand could affect franchise agreements and relationships.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will:

  • Have a robust understanding of the key issues of franchising for future advising of clients.
  • Be better able to guide your clients through the potentially tricky franchising minefield.

Who should attend

This webinar will appeal to commercial, general practice and litigation lawyers who are relatively new to franchising or need a refresher on the topic.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


  • Sarah Pilcher, Principal, The Franchise Lawyer, Auckland
  • Deirdre Watson, Barrister, Auckland

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, Tuesday 3 March 2020

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar  4 March
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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Wellington 6011

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