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The franchising sector has grown significantly over recent years and requires specialist advice from the outset to ensure smooth development of the franchise network. 

Franchisors benefit from the opportunity to share and expand their business with passionate and entrepreneurial individuals, who can develop their own successful business under the support and brand of the franchise.

Team Overview

Our franchise team offers advice on all legal issues affecting businesses in the franchising sector, drawing from a wealth of national and international experience. We are proud to provide our clients with focused commercial advice to help them achieve their legal objectives in a cost-effective manner across a range of practice areas including commercial contracts, real estate and litigation disciplines.

We have built strong relationships with our UK and international franchising clients as a result of our commitment to excellent client service, spanning a wide variety of sectors from retail businesses to hospitality and professional services.

Our team of specialist lawyers have expertise in both contentious and non-contentious franchise matters, and the firm’s multi-disciplinary approach allows us to provide seamless advice on commercial contracts, real estate, litigation and dispute resolution and construction matters.

Franchise Services

The team acts for a franchisors in the sale and purchase of entire franchise networks nationally and internationally, and also offers commercial solutions for franchisors and franchisees.

We provide practical, results-driven advice on all elements of the franchise operation including:

  • Advising on the structure and suitability of a franchise offering;
  • Preparing risk reports on franchising documentation;
  • Drafting and negotiating core and ancillary documentation;
  • Property advice for offices, retail units and other premises;
  • Advising on brand protection and management;
  • Avoiding disputes and dispute resolution;
  • Planning for the purchase, sale or restructure of franchise networks;
  • Advising on and negotiating corporate investment;
  • Planning exit strategies;
  • Advising and negotiating the sale of a franchise or termination of a franchise agreement; and
  • Preparing complementary commercial contracts.

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Marc Allison | Partner

0345 901 0956

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