Ampersand Legal

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Ampersand Legal

Ampersand Legal offers practical, solutions-focused and cost efficient legal advice to all businesses, with a special focus on businesses in the food, retail, FMCG and franchising industries, and their creative agencies. With our in-house legal background, working with Ampersand Legal is like having an in-house lawyer on call.

We understand your business and provide advice in a way that gets to the point and can be practically applied. Most importantly, working with Ampersand Legal is always easy and always fun!

Narissa Corrigan — Principal

I started my career in national law firms as a property and commercial lawyer, but have spent most of my working life as an in-house lawyer, predominantly in the food, retail, franchising and fast moving consumer goods industries, advising on a very wide range of commercial legal issues.

Brands I have advised during my time as an in-house lawyer include: Clark Rubber, Leggo’s, Birds Eye, John West, Chiko, Lean Cuisine and Edgell. In addition to my commercial and property law, food law, franchising and marketing & advertising experience, I have considerable experience in advising on dealings with supermarkets and various regulators.

Advertising, Marketing & Branding

There are a number of different laws, regulations and codes that control what you can advertise and how you go can advertise your products and services. Ampersand Legal can help to ensure that your advertising, marketing and branding strategies comply with all legal requirements. Examples of areas where Ampersand Legal can help include:

  • Legal review of and advice on all marketing communications, including marketing campaign concepts, television ads, copy & artwork, website content, digital & social media campaigns
  • Branding advice, trademark registration and management, copyright and intellectual property advice
  • Direct marketing and telemarketing compliance advice
  • Privacy law and spam law compliance advice
  • Competition and consumer law advice
  • Product placement and clearance agreements


Ampersand Legal can help you to comply with the laws that regulate franchising in Australia. Examples of how Ampersand Legal can help you include:

  • New franchise planning
  • Preparation and review of franchise agreements, disclosure documents and other franchise documents
  • Franchisee management advice
  • Franchise compliance training

Trade Promotions & Consumer Competitions

Ampersand Legal can assist you with permit applications and terms and conditions of entry for consumer competitions.

This service is offered by a qualified and experienced lawyer, so you can be sure to receive quality and comprehensive advice.

Food & FMCG

Ampersand Legal can advise you on how to comply with the range of laws that regulate the sale of food and other consumer products. Examples of areas where Ampersand Legal can help include:

  • Food Standards Code (including health claims) compliance
  • Food and product labelling advice
  • Weights & measurements regulations advice
  • Product liability and recall advice
  • Consumer claims and complaints handling advice
  • Supermarket and distribution agreements


Business Contracts & Advice

Ampersand Legal specialises in supporting business owners to manage their businesses.

Ampersand Legal does this by providing advice and other legal services in relation to:

  • All commercial and procurement agreements – supply of services/goods, hire agreements, credit terms and more
  • Sales and purchases of businesses
  • Commercial leases
  • Personal property securities registrations
  • Employment and independent contractor agreements
  • Website terms and conditions
  • Consumer guarantee, refund and warranty documents
  • Creative agency and other professional service provider terms of engagement
  • Joint ventures
  • Competition law


In-house contracting

Do you need an in-house lawyer on a short term or part-time contract basis?  Subject to availability, Ampersand Legal can offer this service at very competitive rates.

If you would like to find out more about our services and how we can help your business, please contact Narissa or send an enquiry via the enquiry form.

Narissa Corrigan — Principal

phone 0410 634 603



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