Franchise disputes

Franchise disputes

Franchising is recognised as a highly 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.

How we can help

Sometimes, like any other business, franchises can fall into dispute. This can include disputes concerning misrepresentation, failure to comply with obligations owed under franchise agreements, confidentiality issues, breaches of intellectual property rights, and breaches of restraints of trade clauses.

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.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of franchising, please call us on 0333 323 5292 or use the contact form below to have an initial discussion with a member of the team.

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