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As your business grows, you may see an opportunity to franchise. Franchising allows the franchisee to trade as its own business under the brand of the franchisor, following a proven business model. While this can be a cost effective and efficient tool for expansion, it can be a challenging process to go through, presenting the opportunity for disputes to arise.

The franchise relationship is usually governed by a franchise agreement which sets out the main terms agreed between the parties. A franchise business usually requires additional assistance such as the need for further contracts to protect the supply chain of each franchise, as well as possible property and employment needs.


Launching a Franchise

Our team can advise you on the whole process of franchising from reviewing an existing agreement, drafting master and standard agreement templates, through to franchise sales. We also provide reviews of franchise agreements for franchisees to help them to understand the obligations in their franchise agreement and termination rights.

We specialise in franchise agreements and can advise on the whole process from the initial stages and set up considerations to the day-to-day running of your businesses. Whether you are the franchisor or the franchisee, we can help your business go from strength to strength, having helped many well-known brands in the retail, leisure and manufacturing sectors set up successful franchise models, preparing them for further growth.

Our advice is based on decades of experience working with business owners based in the UK and abroad, expanding their business and growing their portfolio.

The beginning stages of launching a franchise are fragile so it’s important that you have a robust business structure in place and a clear and resolute franchise agreement as a foundation from the outset. Our team can advise you on the legalities of running a franchised business, as well as the day-to-day operational requirements and brand protection, through to selling the franchise portfolio.

Utilising Franchisees

A franchise agreement is essential for franchisees as a tool to ringfence their investment and to set clear expectations of the relationship. Our team can work with you to fully understand the agreement you’re signing by cutting through the legal jargon and highlighting the key terms that should be fully considered before making the investment. We can also assist with negotiating the agreement so that it will work for you.

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