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Franchise Disputes

Franchising is a flexible means for established businesses to expand, and for people to run their own businesses with less risk, and usually a smaller capital investment, than a traditional "start up".

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.

We provide full brand protection services and critically important documents such as franchise agreements and operating manuals. We offer a full range of commercial law services to franchisors and franchisees, including (for example) employment, property, intellectual property, and commercial contract preparation.

Franchise Disputes

Sometimes, like any other business, franchises can fall into dispute.

We offer a full dispute resolution service. 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 work quickly and cost-effectively, and we give advice in a straightforward way without wrapping it in legal jargon. 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.

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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 discussion about your case, contact one of our specialist solicitors today.


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