Greyson Legal | Commercial and Franchise Lawyers is a boutique commercial law firm operating from premises in Scarborough on the north-side of Brisbane, Qld.
We serve the local Scarborough andRedcliffe area, the wider Moreton Bay Region (including North Lakes and Caboolture) as well as cater for clients from the Gold Coast to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
You can trust a law firm headed by a Principal with 20 years legal experience.
Apart from our general commercial law services, we have a particular focus on franchising law -representing both Franchisors and Franchisees. Whether you are a successful entrepreneur considering growing your business through franchising; an existing Franchisor looking for expert advice about expanding your franchise network; or new to business and considering franchising as a business model, you can be rest assured we have the know-how and hands on experience necessary to guide you through each process.
More broadly, we provide a range of legal services covering business law, intellectual property, corporations law, employment law, real property acquisitions and sales, leasing, general commercial law and succession law.
You can be confident we have the skills to assist you with accurate, timely and cost effective legal advice and assistance.
The Principal of Greyson Legal is Raymond Duffy.
Ray is local to Redcliffe and the Moreton Bay Region, his children, having attended Humpybong State School and Redcliffe High School.
He has a background in information technology (IT), having worked as a technician with Apple computers, IBM computers and Compaq computers in the 1980s.
Like most pre-personal computer adolescents, sport was big part of growing up. Ray participated in a number of sports, later progressing to tennis coach and providing tennis coaching in Sydney and later in Redcliffe and the broader Moreton Bay Region.
Ray commenced university studies in the early 1990s, graduating with degrees in Commerce and Law and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Ray worked as a legal officer within the chief tax counsel section, taxation compliance and as prosecutor for the Australian Taxation Office.
He has also held senior legal positions with legal firms based in Brisbane, including heading up the Franchise and Business law practice area for one of these firms.
Ray takes a down to earth and open approach in dealing with clients.
Consultations can be booked at our Scarborough office or we can attend your place of residence or business by pre-arrangement.
Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2000
Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland, 2001
Solicitor, High Court of Australia, 2008
Bachelor of Laws, University of New England
Bachelor of Commerce, University of New England
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law
At Greyson Legal | Commercial and Franchise Lawyers, we have a thorough understanding of and first hand experience in franchising.
Whether it is to help you with franchising an existing business, providing advice and assistance on owning a franchised business, explaining to you the benefits of franchising (and its disadvantages), or carrying out the transactional legal steps involved with the purchase or sale of a franchised business, we are well equipped to help you.
If you are an existing Franchisee or Franchisor; or considering acquiring a franchised business, it is important you obtain sound legal advice from lawyers familiar with this niche area of law. That is where Greyson Legal | Commercial and Franchise Lawyers, comes in. Our expertise includes:
providing advice and assistance with franchise system setups and "how to franchise" an existing business
helping existing business owners to use a franchising strategy as a way to grow their business
advising on the ins and outs of the Franchise Code of Conduct and Code compliance
drafting and review of franchising legal documents, including franchise agreements and disclosure documents
assisting with franchise dispute resolution
carrying out business conveyancing related to the acquisition and sale of franchised businesses
intellectual property advice as it relates to franchising
We will guide you on all legal aspects related to franchising, whether it is advice, document preparation and review of dispute resolution assistance.
Commercial law is a broad area of law. In the last, near on 20 years, the Principal has advised numerous clients across various industries on a range of commercial law matters, and drafted countless legal documents. We provide legal advice and transaction document preparation across the full range of commercial law matters, such as:
corporate law advice
protecting your intellectual ideas, such as through:- registered trademarks; providing copyright advice; assisting with IP infringements; drafting IP licensing agreements
assisting with debt recovery and dispute resolution
negotiating and drafting contracts
advising and providing guidance on statutory compliance
employment agreement preparation and employment law advice
business sales and acquisitions
loans and securities
commercial, industrial and retail shop leasing advice and lease document preparation
real property (residential) sales and acquisitions - cottage conveyancing
real property (commercial) sales and acquisitions
trust deed preparation and trusts advice
succession advice (Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney)
You can be confident that we can cater for your specific legal requirements. Contact us for a no obligation discussion on how we can assist you.
See the testimonials
that our clients have submitted
“I found the service offered to be very professional. The service was always prompt and communication excellent”. “The advice was always very thorough and Raymond was very meticulous about making sure that all i’s were dotted and t’s were crossed. This made me feel very comfortable”.
- Darren Grimwade