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Franchise Disputes


Conflicts and issues arising from franchises require specialist knowledge and a sound understanding of business structures and franchise law and contracts. Our franchise dispute lawyers act on act on behalf of both franchisees and franchisors to resolve complex matters with a focus on practicality and efficiency. 

We have significant experience in relation to franchises and have assisted franchisees with numerous disputes including:

  • Misrepresentation.
  • Breach of good faith.
  • Use of marketing funds.
  • Lease issues.
  • Territory issues.

Good People, Great Lawyers

Our clients are whānau

Our clients are individuals and families, companies and trusts, charities, hapū and iwi. We pride ourselves in caring for our clients, making their lives easier through the long-standing relationships we build with them. 

Excellence, People, Teamwork

McCaw Lewis is driven by three key values: Whāia te iti kahurangiManaakitanga and Kotahitanga.


We offer a comprehensive suite of legal services with a focus on commercial, Te Tiriti o Waitangipropertydispute resolutionasset planningenvironmental/natural resourcesworkplace law and Māori land

Contact us today

07 838 2079

Our team are ready to help with your civil dispute. You can give us a call or enter your details in the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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