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Franchising

If you are currently a franchisor or franchisee, or if you are thinking of starting or investing in a franchise business, our team can offer all the expertise and advice you need.


Lupton Fawcett’s franchise agreement solicitors work from offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York, enabling us to provide advice on franchise law to businesses across Yorkshire and nationally. Our in-depth knowledge of the legal issues that affect franchisors and franchisees give us a competitive advantage over firms that do not have a specialist franchising law team.

To speak to a lawyer, call us now on 0333 323 5292 or fill in our enquiry form and we will get in touch with you immediately.

What is Franchising?

Franchising is one of the largest growing areas for new business in the UK. A franchise is the means by which an organisation with a recognisable and strong brand offers the opportunity for entrepreneurs to establish their own business by selling the business model, which is usually tried and tested, created by the franchisor.

The Team

Led by Nigel Broadbent, our lawyers have expertise in and experience of franchise sales, employment law, intellectual property, commercial property, e-commerce, finance, and commercial arrangements. We are therefore able to help business owners franchise their business, as well as advise those considering buying a franchise.

We provide full brand protection services and critically important documents, such as franchise agreements and operating manuals. Our solicitors work quickly and cost-effectively, giving advice in a straightforward way without wrapping it in legal jargon. The team’s experience enables us to help our clients to identify and plan for issues before they arise and to resolve them when they do.

How We Can Help

From household name brands to local small and medium-sized enterprises, our team of specialist lawyers works with a wide range of franchisors and franchisees. Our range of law services extends very widely, covering:

  • Buying and selling franchise businesses

  • Dealing with employment law

  • Commercial property transactions

  • Brand protection

  • Contracts

  • Guarantors’ liabilities

  • Health and safety issues

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Resolving claims and disputes

  • Data protection

Please contact us to discuss of any of these matters, or anything else - we are always happy to have an initial explanatory conversation with no obligations.

Franchise Disputes 

Franchises, like any other business, can fall into dispute. Our litigators and mediators are very experienced in resolving disputes between franchisors and franchisees (either individually or in groups, including whole networks of franchisees).

We know how damaging a dispute can be in a franchise network and we will help you to bring it under control before it can become a threat to your business. We can also help you to deal with external disputes, for example, with suppliers, customers, competitors and regulatory authorities. Whatever issues you might face, we can help you deal with them in the most effective way possible.

Contact Us for Help

We provide advice on a wide range of legal issues to clients around Yorkshire and beyond from our offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield. For an initial, no obligation discussion about your case, please contact one of our specialist solicitors using the details below.

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With Lupton Fawcett on your side, you're taking control. Contact us today.

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Remember you can still call us on 0333 323 5292 or email us at commercial@luptonfawcett.law

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