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Whether your business is a start up, growing or mature, you might benefit from using a franchise model. Franchising is a tried and tested technique that can help you grow your business much faster than following a traditional corporate expansion programme. Alternatively, franchising provides a means of re-engineering your existing business model to unlock dormant potential.

Whatever your needs, we offer a genuine one stop shop of franchise specialists, who are able to help you prepare to franchise your business and ensure that the risks in your particular business model are identified, reduced and managed through a combination of training, legal contracts and commercial best practice.

Because of our team's breadth and depth of experience, we are uniquely positioned to help you establish the right system, manage the roll out and deal with disputes, investments and exists.

Please click here to view our key domestic franchise services.

Please click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please click here to view our Franchise Dictionary for an explanation of a number of key franchise terms.

Other key related services also include franchise dispute resolution, trade mark and brand protection, real estate, employment, IP tax planning, outsourcing and technology, and advertising and marketing.

We work with a range of businesses across a variety of sectors, including DynoGroup (British Gas), Marston's plc, POD, West Cornwall Pasty Co, Greggs, Legal & General estate agency brands, Techclean, Original Poster Company, Crepe Affaire, Allen Carr's Stop Smoking Method, Party Fiesta and Jo Jingles.

In 2013, the independent legal directory Chambers and Partners ranked our team as the best in the UK.


Notable deals / highlights

  • Advised an international coffee shop chain on the reengineering of its UK corporate business into a franchise model.

  • Advised the owners of a national lettings and estate agency on its exit from the business and sale to a third party.

  • Advised a group of over 50 optician’s franchisees on the rebranding and reorganisation issues stemming from the franchisor's purchase of a competing national chain.

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