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Donaldson Walsh Franchise announced Law Firm of the Year

Australian Franchise News – 14-02-11


Donaldson Walsh Lawyers have been announced as the Franchising Law Firm of the Year in Australia by Corporate Intl Magazine for 2010. This international award recognises the franchise team at Donaldson Walsh as the leader in legal services to the franchise sector in Australia and follows recognition by the Franchise Council of Australia [FCA] as 2009 and 2010 Franchising Supplier of the Year. No other law firm has won this acclimation and no other supplier to the franchise sector has won back to back awards.
Donaldson Walsh Lawyers provides a national franchise service supported by a comprehensive team of dedicated professionals and is widely recognised for excellence and value for money.
Alan Branch, team leader commented ‘the Corporate Intl Award recognises the excellence of the DW team performance in providing franchisors and franchisees with innovative and business savvy advice. Our franchise team is known for service that saves money and most importantly saves client’s time and reduces disputes.’ 
‘Clients understand that the franchise team at DW take the time to know a client’s business so they may provide excellent client care and achieve results on time and on budget. This dedication follows through to working well with the wide range of advisors that a franchisor needs in order to be competitive in Australia and overseas.’
‘The team is able to successfully navigate clients through the opportunities and challenges that occur as a franchise grows, anticipating and reducing risks, providing expert knowledge, raising capital, protecting IP and brand position and keeping on budget. This means that our franchise clients have the confidence to stay focused on getting their business to number one.’ said Alan Branch ‘the national and international Awards our team have won are remarkable and a credit to the team’s enthusiasm to exceed our client’s expectations. 
‘Australian franchising faces serious challenges because of uncertainty associated with the State based legislation proposed by SA and WA. At DW we are already well underway with plans to assist franchisors to deal with these additional issues as well as covering the numerous changes to the law recently announced by the Federal government.
‘People thinking about franchising their business are going to need guidance just as much as existing franchisors need sophisticated insight into the trends within global franchising. We are delighted that our numerous Awards give businesses the confidence to know we at Donaldson Walsh have the right answers and can be trusted to deliver. ‘