Janice Bywaters

Janice Bywaters




Janice has a LLB (Hons) from QUT and was admitted in Queensland 1989. She is also admitted to the High Court of Australia. She is a skilled commercial lawyer with a broad depth of experience. She advises a wide variety of businesses on legal issues that arise in operating small to medium businesses.

For many years she practiced in the property law area and still advises many clients on both residential and commercial property. The firm acts for a number of independent supermarket operators.

Janice has a particular interest in the area of franchising and business law. She places a heavy emphasis on maintaining the franchisor/franchisee relationship. She can also provide legal advice on all aspects of franchising issues including trade practices and intellectual property areas, and the drafting of franchise agreements, disclosure and related documents.

She is a current member and the past chairperson of the Queensland Law Society Franchise Committee, a former member of the Queensland Law Society Business Law Committee and a member of the Franchise Council of Australia Legal Committee. Janice was also a national board member of the Franchise Council of Australia and is past president of the Queensland Chapter of the Franchise Council. She was a member of the Queensland Chapter Committee for over 10 years.

Janice has presented numerous papers on competition law (trade practices), commercial law and franchising including presentations on behalf of the Queensland Law Society and to the Legal Symposium held by the Franchise Council of Australia. She is a qualified mediator and has attended many successful mediations on behalf of clients.