A Melbourne law firm has joined with a small Brisbane firm to form a new arm in the sunshine state.
Melbourne law firm Franchise Legal has joined up with Walsh Halligan Douglas lawyers as its Brisbane arm.
Franchise Legal head Ilya Furman is aiming to position Franchise Legal as a “new school law firm that provides personalised expert legal advice exclusively to the franchise industry”.
Furman said the firm provides an alternative to the top tier national firms to franchisors. He said he looked to partner with local more focussed teams in other states by franchising his own law firm.
“I chose Walsh Halligan Douglas as our Brisbane partner as the firm has a long history as a commercial Queensland practice.”
Matthew McCormick of WHD said the franchising model offers opportunities for clients.
“Being part of a national group committed to franchising gives us extended reach and the ability to share cutting-edge practices with other lawyers around Australia. We see this being of benefit to franchisors in particular,” McCormick said.
Walsh Halligan Douglas Lawyers is independently owned and focused on Queensland.