About Us

Greyson Legal | Commercial and Franchise Lawyers is a boutique commercial law firm based in Scarborough on the north-side of Brisbane, with a niche legal practice area advising participants within the franchising sector.

You can trust a law firm headed by a Principal with 20 years legal experience.

We have a deep knowledge of franchising law, representing both Franchisors and Franchisees.

You can be confident we have the skills to assist you with accurate, timely and cost effective legal advice and assistance.  

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.

We counsel and represent a number of companies within the franchising sector, with franchised or licensed outlets across Australia and internationally.

Our clients come from a broad range of industries and different locations, primarily from the Gold Coast to Brisbane and up to the Sunshine Coast.

More broadly, we provide a range of legal services covering business law, intellectual property, corporations law, employment law, real property acquisitions and sales, leasing and general commercial law.

For more specific details about how we can help you, we welcome your query.


The Principal of Greyson Legal is Raymond Duffy.

Ray has background in information technology (IT), having worked as a technician with Apple computers, IBM computers and Compaq computers in the 1980s.

After working for a decade in the computer industry, 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.


Bachelor of Laws, University of New England

Bachelor of Commerce, University of New England

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law


Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2000

Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland, 2001

Solicitor, High Court of Australia, 2008

Member of the Queensland Law Society

Our legal

Practice Areas

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:

  • franchise consulting
  • 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
  • master 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:

  • company registration
  • corporate law advice
  • business consulting
  • corporate/business structuring
  • 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
  • trust deed preparation and trusts advice
  • succession planning 

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 

"Raymond is very thorough and professional. I highly recommend his services. He is helping us with our first venture into business and he makes everything simple to understand and ensures that we are protected. We are very happy with everything and we intend to use them for all our legal matters."

- Fia Takaia

Waka Licensed Restaurant, Cafe & Functions

“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

Pizza Capers


“The distinction between a company and a great company is the ability to access the knowledge and passion of the people within it. Ray has both the knowledge and the passion his clients need to make the deal successful. Ray’s franchising knowledge covers all angles, from summarising an entire lease to breaking down every level of a franchise agreement, this commitment and level of accuracy has always lead to a good deal moving forward”.

Adam and Kimberley Clark

Gloria Jeans Coffees
"We were so impressed at how quickly and professionally you responded to our queries. Little did we know just how complicated this ‘simple’ process would become ! We were completely overwhelmed with all the complex issues that pops up along the way, but you were brilliant and made us feel at ease through the process. We are grateful for your knowledge, kind nature and attention to detail. It was reassuring to have someone on our side just as committed to our business as we are”.

Darren and Andrina Tribbeck

Pool Werx
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