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Franchise Agreements

Franchise Agreements Solicitors in London and Essex

Becoming a franchisee of an established brand is an excellent way to manage your own business under an existing support network of clients and customers.

Franchising your business allows you to reap the benefits of an existing framework and business model, while expanding your business.

We can advise you and your business on all aspects in franchising your business, to include the risks and benefits particular to your business. Becoming a franchisee will often include a format for your business to follow and key documentation, including the franchise agreement. We will help you consider the key issues including: 

  • Duration and territory
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Franchise fees and other charges (such as marketing or support fees)
  • Trading premises
  • Reputation 
  • Operational procedures, including the franchise manual
  • Termination 
  • Confidentiality 
  • Restrictive covenants

Our unique selling point is that we understand what clients want from their lawyers. We will manage your case proactively, with careful attention to detail while never losing sight of the bigger picture.

While working with us you will have access to our strong network of other professionals such as accountants, independent financial advisers and bankers.

We offer a range of pricing options and will be happy to discuss these with you. As a client-centred law firm, we will be transparent with you about our pricing and actively manage these in line with our agreements.

How we can help with Franchise Agreements

Before taking the leap to become a franchisee, it is important to have a grounded understanding of your business and the potential risks.

We can assist you with understanding the franchise process, undertaking the necessary legal due diligence over the franchise and the model for growth. 

We are familiar with the requirements of franchisors and understand that the franchisor may be unwilling to change any of the terms of their standard contracts. We can review and seek to negotiate the franchise agreement on your behalf or, if negotiations are not permitted, ensure that you understand what you are getting into before signing the franchise agreement. 

For franchisors or prospective franchisors, we can advise you on how to structure your franchise model and what legal documentation is required to be put in place. 

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