At Singleton Reynolds, our people are what makes us great. We come together every day with the common goal of providing exceptional legal services and ensuring we go above and beyond for each and every client.
The range of backgrounds of the partners, counsel, associates and staff of Singleton Reynolds enables us to offer a broad range of services.
Singleton Reynolds’ lawyers spend a significant amount of time researching and thinking about how industry or legislative changes could affect your business.
Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP is recognized as a leader in construction and infrastructure, insurance, commercial litigation, real estate and business law.
Singleton Reynolds has offices to serve you in Vancouver and Toronto.
Singleton Reynolds believes in community. Our team members are teaching at Canadian universities and abroad, lecturing the next generation of lawyers.
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Singleton Reynolds prides itself in being a leader in corporate social responsibility. We encourage diversity, charity, mentorship, civic dedication and neighbourhood support.
Singleton Reynolds strives to understand the balance between your career and your personal goals and encourages our legal and operations staff in the pursuit of their interests outside of the firm.
We are always on the lookout for talented professionals to contribute to our team. Singleton Reynolds offers a professional and challenging work environment, with a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Our goal is to develop strong lawyers from student right through to partner. Mentoring and training start when you are a student and continue throughout your practice.
For many looking to fulfill the dream of running their own business, opening a franchise with an established customer base, well-known brand and proven system may be a great choice. In reality, though, it is not quite as simple as putting up the golden arches and grilling some burgers.
What may not be immediately apparent is the extent to which the operation of the franchise will be governed by the franchise agreement.
In its simplest terms, the franchise agreement defines the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee as well as their obligations to each other. Typically, agreements are lengthy and cover almost all aspects of the relationship; they can even impose strict restrictions on the conduct of the franchisee.
Good news: British Columbia’s new Franchises Act—the first such legislation for the province—should benefit both franchisees and franchisors. It will help clarify franchise relations for B.C.’s estimated 10,000 franchise outlets, which account for $14 billion in sales annually and 180,000 jobs.
While it is not yet in force, the Franchises Act means B.C. will join five other provinces, including Alberta and Ontario, which have similar legislation. Although many of the new legislation’s provisions are for the benefit of the franchisee, they mirror those already in place and should provide franchisors with the benefit of a uniform system across Canada.
Overall, the new Franchises Act legislates a number of important aspects of the franchisor/franchisee relationship. The following points highlight the benefits expected under the new law:
Of course, once the regulations are completed and the legislation comes into force, more will be known about this new Act. However, expectations are that it will be interpreted broadly to offer stronger protections for franchisees as similar legislation has around the country.
For more information about your franchise or any issues arising in the operation of a franchised business, please contact Robert.
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