Franchise agreement

Our dedicated team of specialist franchising lawyers have experience of acting in a variety of franchise sectors including courier services, professional and property services, cleaning, education and many others.

We are an accredited member of the British Franchise Association (BFA) and we regularly attend BFA events in order to keep abreast of issues affecting the franchising industry.

We act for both companies and individuals and we have a wide range of franchisor clients. The litigation franchising team works closely with our commercial franchising team.

The team advises franchisors on all aspects of the protection of their franchise network, including the pursuit and the defence of complex claims involving franchisees. We also occasionally act on behalf of franchisees, usually in class action type claims, who are in dispute with their franchisor or who are seeking an early exit from a franchise network.

We regularly advise franchisors on effective franchise management processes, dealing with poorly performing or disgruntled franchisees in order to avoid litigation. We have a proven track record of successfully breaking up and resolving threatened litigation against franchisors. We are able to act extremely quickly to secure effective relief from the courts in dealing with systematic difficulties with problematic franchisees or franchisees setting up in competition in breach of restrictive covenants.

The team’s aim is to understand your business and ensure that it is protected and to that end we provide you with cost effective commercial solutions to suit your business needs. Before embarking upon litigation we will provide you with a bespoke costs budget so you can understand the cost/benefit analysis at the outset.