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Child Care and Education

Extensive litigation experience in all types of child care and education franchise and commercial disputes

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In education-based industries, franchise and
commercial disputes frequently come up in the
following areas:

  • Disputes about curriculum
  • Regulatory requirements (e.g. about the premise, curriculum)
  • Professional qualifications
  • Shift to online delivery business model
  • Exclusive territory
  • Customer lists
  • Non-competition restrictions

Who We Help

We advise franchisors and franchisees, including master franchisees, multi-unit franchisees and area developers, about their rights and obligations. We provide representation as litigation and arbitration counsel in franchise and commercial disputes involving court litigation, private arbitration and mediation.


How We Help

We have extensive litigation experience in common areas where
disputes typically come up, including, but not limited to:

  • Territory disputes
  • Restrictions against competition
  • Resales
  • Changes to the franchise system
  • Designated suppliers
  • Approved products
  • Sharing of rebates and discounts from suppliers
  • Ownership of school assets and student lists
  • Rent
  • Adherence to the operating manual
  • Terminations
  • De-identification
  • And more.

Additional Child Care and Education Franchise Law Services

We also provide representation in franchise negotiations and franchise sales and transfers, including, among others, drafting:

  • Franchise Disclosure Documents
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Master Franchise Agreements
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Child Care and Education Industry
Segments We Serve

We help child care and education franchisors and franchisees in the following sectors, among others:

  • Education – After-School Tutoring
  • Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Education – Daycare
  • Education – Private Colleges


Law Works -
Important Child Care and Education Industry Case

A noteworthy child care and education franchise court decision where we acted as counsel.

Failure to Disclose Material Facts About Operational Deficiencies

1518628 Ontario Inc. v. Tutor Time Learning Centres, LLC (2006)

Case Synopsis

This court decision is among the most influential Ontario Superior Court decisions to date under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000, on the issue of releases and waivers of statutory franchise rights.

Related Resources

  • Franchisor|
  • Lawyer|

Franchise Disclosure Obligations in the Highly Regulated Daycare Industry

By: Ben Hanuka Edited by: Rebecca Colley The daycare industry in Canada is probably becoming one of the most complex industries for franchisors to legally comply with...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario), Ben Hanuka PC (Alberta) and Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • Franchisor|

Disclosure Obligations of Daycare Franchisors

Franchise Disclosure Documents are under severe and increased scrutiny by the courts for strict compliance with franchise disclosure laws and regulations. Daycare franchisors operate in a complex...

Law Works Dispute Resolution Law Firm

  • Franchisee|
  • Franchisor|
  • Lawyer|

Ontario Court Dismisses Franchisor’s Action to Cancel Settlement

By: Anthony Pugh, Law Works  Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works  In Tiny Hoppers Corp. v. 2402074 Ontario Inc., an April 28, 2020, decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice,...

Anthony Pugh Associate