GMH Legal have just been announced the Civil Law Firm of the Year winners in the ACQ LAW AWARDS (now celebrating their 10th Anniversary). The ACQ Law Awards celebrate achievement, innovation and brilliance in the Legal industry. We have a proud history of fighting for our client's best interests at GMH Lega...

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  • Australians can apply to grow cannabis for medicinal use from November 2016

    Growing cannabis legally is a step closer as federal legislation comes into effect allowing the drug to be grown for medicinal purposes. Australia has enacted the Narcotics Drugs Amendment Bill of 2016 to “establish licensing and permit schemes for the cultivation and production of cannabis and cannabis resin fo...

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  • NOW OPEN – Community Proposal Pilot (CPP) – 2016

    APPLICANTS ONLY HAVE 30 DAYS TO APPLY FOR AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST. In breaking news, issued on 1 July 2016, it has been announced that there will be 500 individual visa places available in the Community Proposal Pilot (CPP) for the 2016 year. APPLICANTS ONLY HAVE 30 DAYS TO APPLY FOR AN EXPRESSION OF I...

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    McGlashan V QBE Insurance (Australia) Ltd (No 4) [2014] NSWSC 882 Campbell J was required to determine two issues in relation to the offer of compromise in this case. First, his Honour was required to determine whether the plaintiff was able to make an informed assessment of the offer in circumstances wh...

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  • Last Will & Testament of Diana, Princess of Wales

    I DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES of Kensington Palace London W8 HEREBY REVOKE all former Wills and testamentary dispositions made by me AND DECLARE this to be my last Will which I make this First day Of June One thousand nine hundred and ninety three 1 I APPOINT my mother THE HONOURABLE MRS FRANCES RUTH SHAND KYDD ...

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  • One Less Liability For Lawyers

    Our firm was recently involved in proceedings in which a party to proceedings attempted to bind our firm to be ‘jointly and severally liable’ for a referees tax invoice to the sum of $325,000 plus GST. The Plaintiffs relied upon a 20 year-old precedent of questionable authority being Birkai Pty Ltd v Perma...

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  • Legal Duties & Responsibilities of an Employer

    Under NSW law, the Duties of an Employer (provided a contract of employment is established) includes the provision of workers’ entitlements under various laws and awards (both state and federal), and compliance with taxation/superannuation laws. To comply with these duties (and avoid running ...

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  • Changing A SMSF Trustee to a Corporate Trustee

    Benefits of a Corporate Trustee 1. Changing Members If an SMSF is set up with a corporate trustee structure you can add a member (e.g. a spouse or child) or remove a member (e.g. if a member dies or can no longer act as trustee) with much less hassle than an individual trustee structure. If there is a ch...

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  • Our Legal Fees & Services

    At GMH Legal we believe that client relationships matter more than time sheets which is why we offer a range of alternative fee arrangements to best suit your needs. Our focus is on client service and establishing mutually rewarding relationships with our clients. We think that billing by the hour does not ...

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  • Innovation Patent – Sliding Door & Window Lock

    GMH Legal would like to congratulate our client Mr Ghassan Haddad of Walco Aluminium on his grant of an Innovation Patent for his invention of an innovative Sliding Door and Window Lock. Mr Haddad has been a major operater in the glass and aluminium doors and windows industry for over four decades, and is the ma...

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  • What does a Franchising Lawyer do for Franchisors?

      When acting for a new franchisor the solicitors at GMH Legal provide advice about franchising, structuring, business matters, leasing and other legal matters. We also work with the Franchisor to prepare the franchising suite of documents which will be used by the franchisor in granting franchises to franc...

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  • FCA Encouraging Government Guaranteed Loans

    The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) is actively encouraging the Federal Government to implement a small business loan program to assist those setting up a new small business that might otherwise not be able to secure a loan. Government-guaranteed loans of this nature have been highly successful in the Un...

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The franchising sector is highly dynamic and presents a vast range of opportunities for those who wish to establish a profitable new businesses with a proven track record of commercial success or those who wish to expand their franchising network. However, the legal and regulatory framework applicable to both franchisors and franchisees is highly complex and in a constant state of flux. There are numerous commercial, legal and regulatory challenges that need to be overcome to ensure that your prospective or established franchise becomes, and remains, successful and fully complaint with Australian laws and regulations.

In order to address these challenges, franchisors and franchisees need the commercially astute and pragmatic advice of specialist lawyers who have an intimate understanding of all the commercial and legal dimensions of the franchising sector. At GMH Legal, we have the experience and technical proficiency required to address the broad spectrum of legal issues associated with establishing and operating a franchise system. Our lawyers have a vast array of experience, acting for many high profile franchisors, and have helped aspiring franchisees establish and expand their franchise businesses whilst remaining fully complaint with franchising laws and regulations.

Our lawyers offer a holistic service to all our franchising clients. In every piece of advice we give you, we take into account both the legal and commercial dimensions of your business. We actively work with franchisors to improve their overall network performance, manage compliance and regulatory requirements and address the legal factors that make their franchise network increasingly efficient, profitable and marketable. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of all the commercial drivers and legal issues applicable to the franchise sector and have the foresight required to protect your business systems and commercial interests from potential legal and regulatory compliance issues.

In addition, we provide sound legal advice and commercially astute information to franchisees who are looking to start up an exciting and lucrative new venture. If you need legal services in connection with purchasing a franchise or expanding your current network, GMH Legal has the expertise required to help you achieve the optimal result quickly, efficiently and at a reasonable cost. Our dedicated commercial and lawyers are able to advise franchisors and franchisees on all matters relating to the their business, including, though not limited to, advice on;

Call the experienced team at GMH Legal to assist you in your matter. A free consultation with GMH Legal is an opportunity to gain deep insights into your legal situation and all of your options.

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