Franchise Solicitors

Our bespoke service provides our clients with invaluable assistance in negotiating a franchise on favourable terms.

We have specialist Franchise Solicitors within our Corporate team to assist you with all your legal services for Franchising.

Our lawyers are highly skilled and experienced in advising on all aspects of Franchising laws, including advising franchisors setting up a franchise network or franchisees opening a new franchise.

What is Franchising?

Business franchising involves an established business (known as the franchisor) granting a license to another individual (known as the franchisee), entitling the franchisee to trade as their own businesses under the franchisor’s brand.

Why Franchise?

Proven to be a fast growing sector, many new business owners are turning to franchising as a way to secure a low risk start up business, which avoids the usual initial costs of starting a new business and benefits from an already established brand with continued support from a franchisor.

Established business owners are increasingly turning to franchising to achieve organic growth in terms of territory and revenue. Many franchisors are reaping the benefits of increased brand reputation from setting up national franchise networks with the additional support of the franchisees.

Our Franchise Solicitors regularly advise on:
  • Reviewing and negotiating franchise agreements
  • Advising on establishing franchise networks
  • Drafting and reviewing operations manuals
  • Disputes between franchisors and franchisees
  • Franchise contracts and employment advice
  • Franchise data protection
  • Franchise sub-lease agreements

Our expertise in franchising enables us to provide our clients with up to date market advice and solutions which are proportionate to the business risks posed to them as well as ensuring that they are within budget.

Our bespoke service provides our clients with invaluable assistance in negotiating a franchise on favourable terms, whether we’re acting for the franchisee or the franchisor, rather than merely just attending to drafting the legal documentation. Our expert team add sector specific value, which is why our clients stay with us.

Joel Gocool specialises in advising on and negotiating franchise agreements. Joel has a wealth of experience in identifying the key considerations a franchisee should make before starting a new franchise venture.

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