Franchising Advice
  1. Franchising Advice

    We have been providing specialist franchise advice for over 20 years and as an affiliated member of the British Franchise Association we are committed to promoting ethical franchising.

    We advise on all methods of business expansion including licensing, agency and distribution and will assist you to choose the method most appropriate to the business needs.

    Legal Advice for Franchisers, Master Franchisees and Franchisees

    Our dedicated franchise team provides comprehensive legal advice and support to both franchisors, master franchisees and franchisees and further details of the range of services offered can be found under the separate headings below.

    International Franchise Expansion

    We have extensive experience in advising on international expansion through master franchising, area development or direct franchise arrangements through our international partner law firms we are able to provide a one stop shop to clients seeking to export their system overseas.

    Franchise Disputes

    As well as advising on the set up and expansion of franchise businesses, our disputes team has significant experience of dealing with franchise-related disputes including dispute avoidance and management strategies, litigation, mediation and arbitration.

    Our Franchising Expertise

    The firm is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK for Franchising, and is described by clients in Chambers UK: “We are really pleased with them.  They are timely and good value for money – first-class”. We were awarded Franchise Law - Law Firm of the Year in England – 2016 by Global Law Experts Awards.

    Nicola Broadhurst, Partner & Head of Franchising, is on the BFA’s Quality Standards Committee, a member of the American Bar Association (including its Franchise Forum and International Commercial Transactions, Franchising & Distribution Committee) and the International Bar Association (including its International Franchising Committee), has represented the European Franchise Federation at a recent European IMCO workshop, and is listed in the leading legal directories, including The Legal 500, Chambers UK, The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom and World Trademark Review.

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