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Arslan LAWYERS –FRANCHISE LAW

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Why Choose Us?
We get you the results!

Arslan Lawyers are renown for providing sound and timely advice with commercial outcomes firmly in sight. 


Whilst Commercial litigation is the key core practice of Arslan Lawyers the firm also has experience across all aspects of commercial relationships including Franchising Laws.


April Arslan (Managing Director) has 20 years of experience in the fast pace of commercial litigation and all aspects of Franchising Law.

Arslan Lawyers has acted for both franchisors and franchisees, so they fully understand the full range of issues from both perspectives.

As one of its key core areas of practice, the firm has an acute technical knowledge of all aspects of franchising law; most importantly the Franchising Code, contract law, leases and licenses, IP and of course the Australian Consumer Laws.

What you get from Us that you don't from 95% of other Franchise Lawyers..
History of Success..

Arslan Lawyers cases always make it into law reports!

We have the type of clients whose matters are manifestly worthy enough that they establish jurisprudence and become precedents for the future generations

Here are just a few of the reported cases that make precedents:

  • COMMERCIAL CASES:

    QSuper Board v Australian Financial Complaints Authority Limited [2020] FCAFC 55 

  • D H Flinders Pty Ltd v Australian Financial Complaints Authority Ltd [2020] NSWSC 1690
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Investor Exchange Limited v Australian Financial Complaints Authority Limited [2020]QSC 74

  • Down Town Visuals v Panorama Investments (No 3) [2018] VSC 691

    Down Town Visuals v Panorama Investments [2018] VSC 427

    Burge v Commonwealth Bank of Australia (No 3) [2017] FCA 383

    Burge v Commonwealth Bank of Australia [2016] HCA 224

    Financial Ombudsman Services Ltd v Utopia Financial Services Pty Ltd [2016] WASC 55

    Apple and Pear Australia Limited v Pink Lady America LLC [2015] HCATrans 348

    Apple and Pear Australia Limited v Pink Lady America LLC [2015] HCATrans 349

    Paterson Securities Ltd v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd [2015] WASC 321

    Cromwell Property Securities Limited v Financial Ombudsman Service Limited & Ors [2015] HCATrans 27

    Goldie Marketing Pty Ltd & Ors v Financial Ombudsman Services Limited & Anor [2014] VCS 587 –

    Cromwell Property Securities Limited v Financial Ombudsman Service Limited & Ors [2014] VSCA 179

    Financial Ombudsman Services Limited v Pioneer Credit Acquisition Services Pty Ltd [2014] VSC 172 

    Bilaczenko v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd [2013] FCA 1268

    Cromwell Property Securities Ltd v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd [2013] VSC 333 (1 July 2013)

Arslan Lawyers provide the following Premium Franchise Services!

Franchising involves a franchisor licensing its know-how, procedures, intellectual property, use of its business model, brand, and rights to sell its branded products and services to a franchisee.

So importantly, knowledge of both commercial law and commercial litigation becomes paramount when you go to see a Lawyer as they will require skills in IP law, branding, commercialisation and a sufficient level of commercial law experience to be able to guide you through your strategies and goals.

Depending on your role, we can assist prospective business owners navigate preliminary processes necessary for starting a franchise operation, such as reviewing and commenting on Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) provided to the prospective franchisee by potential franchisor candidates.

More about the person driving the results..

April has an enviable practice which focuses on depth rather than volume

April Arslan is a very hands-on lawyer very adept at quickly grappling with complex commercial problems and identifying and fixing on the main points that are likely to achieve a positive outcome.

What drives her of course is the complexity and depth of each matter.

Over 20 years of experience in the fast pace of commercial law and litigation, she has developed a reputation for delivering solutions effectively and responsibly to all her clients nationally and internationally with a team of highly competent operators that support her.

April  has significant trial and appellate experience and is regularly briefed by clients across the States Supreme Courts, Federal Courts and the High Court  on all aspects of commercial matters for national and international based clients which includes franchising disputes.

April has also successfully acted in a number of significant matters in franchising disputes for both franchisors and franchisees where she is known for getting the job done and getting results!!!

Ready to see what Arslan Lawyers has to offer you?

Start the conversation with a 10min Obligation Free Consultation

It all starts with a conversation! 

Let’s see if we are the right fit, if not, I’m sure we can recommend the expert within our extensive network of lawyers whether nationally or internationally to set you up for success.

Once we have understood your matter/needs, we will tailor a strategy to give you the comfort and security you require.

Please contact by any of the following means….

Level 16

607 Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria, 3000