Franchise Law

Tollers’ commercial law team has extensive experience in advising both franchisors and franchisees on the implications of such commitments.

Franchise Law For Franchisors

We advise franchisors at the beginning of the franchise journey when they are starting to explore franchising as a means of developing and expanding their business. Franchising can be an excellent way to expand your business in the right circumstances. If you are considering setting up a franchise then we can advise you in relation to the various issues that need to be considered at the outset including drafting the franchise agreement and protecting your intellectual property.

Links To Franchise Professionals

As members of the British Franchise Association, we can introduce you to the other specialist franchise professionals who can help in relation to the launch of your franchise including banks, funders, accountants and franchise consultants. The protection of your trademarks is key to a successful franchise and we regularly work with trademark agents who can deal with applications to register your trademarks.

Ongoing Franchise Support

Once your franchise network has been launched we can help in relation to the management of your franchise network including the appointment of new franchisees, renewals, franchise re-sales and, when things do not go to plan, the termination of franchise agreements and the enforcement of post termination covenants. It is important as a franchisor that you have sufficient control over your franchise network and our team can ensure that you are properly protected.

There is no single law that applies in the UK to franchising and so our team have the expertise to apply all relevant laws to ensure that your agreements comply with the various pieces of legislation that may apply.

Franchise Law For Franchisees

For franchisees we will review and advise on any franchise agreement that you propose to enter into and explain the terms of what is often a lengthy and complex document in plain English so that you understand the implications of the deal on offer. We can also advise when you want to exit the franchise network and assist in relation to the sale of your franchise business.

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Whether you are a franchisor of an existing franchise network, looking to develop and expand by utilising a franchise model or are considering or have purchased a franchise Talk to Tollers, our experienced commercial law team are here to help

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Our Franchise Law Experts

Liz Appleyard
Partner
Liz specialises in commercial contract work acting for businesses, not for profit organisations and individuals across a diverse range of industries...
Craig Harrison
Partner & Head Of Corporate
Craig Harison is a specialist Corporate Lawyer with over 17 years’ experience of acting for owner-managed businesses, banks and professional firms...
Liz Appleyard
Partner
Craig Harrison
Partner & Head Of Corporate
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