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Andrea’s primary focus since 1996 has been in the franchising sector, advising her clients across a broad range of areas of commercial law. She has an extensive track record of assisting businesses as they expand both in Australia and overseas, across a diverse range of industries including food, bulky goods, automotive, real estate, solar, tourism and hospitality, cleaning and other home services and the financial services sector. With over 18 years experience in franchising there are few industries in which Andrea has not been involved.

Having started with a degree in journalism, Andrea’s particular strength is in plain English drafting particularly franchising, licensing and distribution agreements both for within Australia and overseas and various compliance manuals and training.

Andrea’s other key areas of experience include Competition and Consumer Act and the Franchising Code of Conduct, intellectual property (particularly trade mark) advice, registration and licensing (Australia and international), manufacturing and supply arrangements, acquisitions of businesses and chains and sales to both to private and public companies and dispute resolution.

Andrea regularly presents seminars and workshops to within the legal industry and the franchising sector, as a recognised franchising expert. She is also co-author of Thomson Reuters’ Australian Commercial Precedents: Franchising Precedents, a suite of franchising documents dealing with domestic and international franchising transactions together with commentary and compliance checklists.

Andrea has over the years become an integral part of her clients’ businesses, with a commitment to client service and practical advice.

Andrea is currently listed in the 2020 ‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ for Franchise Law.