Christine Matsinger's expertise is in Franchising, acting for and assisting both Franchisors and Franchisees in all aspects of franchising including drafting Disclosure Documents, Franchise Agreements, assisting with solving Franchise Disputes and ensuring Code Compliance. With also over 20 years of experience in simple and complex Estate Administration matters, including assisting executors navigate and complete all aspects of their roles as well as advising on Estate Disputes, Christine is well versed to give professional and practical advice in all estate matters.

Are you getting the best franchise deal?

When pursuing a franchise opportunity, many franchisees are overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork involved and often forego the opportunity to negotiate better terms under a franchisee agreement, simply because they are in a rush to get the deal done. Also, many franchisees simply assume that franchisors have a “take it or leave it attitude”…

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse on the Rise

Sadly incidences of elder abuse in our community are increasing. According to Queensland Government data in 2016/17, there were 1600 abuse notifications, an increase of 7% from the previous financial year.  Minister for Seniors Coralee O’Rourke reported that financial abuse at 65%, is the abuse most commonly reported, followed by psychological abuse. If you suspect…

Franchise Disputes

Franchise Disputes

Resolving Franchise Disputes. One of the good things about the Franchising Code of Conduct is that it provides a mechanism for resolving franchise disputes. The Code states that a franchise agreement must provide for a complaint handling procedure that complies with the Code. A party to a franchise agreement who has a dispute with another…