The issue of regulation is currently a significant point of discussion within the UK franchising industry. There is currently no UK legislation that specifically regulates franchising. Matt Bones speaks with Damian Humphrey of Ashton KCJ Solicitors about the lack of regulations in UK franchising, but how a code of ethics is adhered to.
Ashton KCJ recently acquired Chambers & Co, whose Solicitors are among the leaders in their field within the franchising world
Ashton KCJ Solicitors has been taken instruction by national fish and chips restaurant chain Harry Ramsden’s.
Franchise law specialist Chambers & Co has celebrated 10 years of success with a gala event held at Cambridge University. The event began with punting down the River Cam and was followed by a meal at St John's College.
Roger Levitt, of Cubism Law, highlights the many elements to consider when taking the franchise route to expansion
Many national retail franchise brands have successfully made the transition to new international markets. Roger Levitt looks at the options available.
What happens to your franchise if your franchisor goes into administration or bankruptcy? Franchise solicitor Robert Bedford of Cubism Law offers his insights
Our client promise is simple – results based billing focused on delivering a better and more personal service at a more competitive price
Our client promise is simple – results based billing focused on delivering a better and more personal service at a more competitive price.
David Bigmore is the founder of David Bigmore & Co. based in North West England and in the City of London
David Bigmore, a firm of franchise lawyers, has been ranked in the Legal 500 for 2011 as the joint 3rd best firm in the UK (Band 2) for franchising legal advice. This puts David Bigmore on a par for franchising advice with such firms as Baker & McKenzie LLP and DLA Piper UK LLP. The firm...
David Bigmore is the founder of David Bigmore & Co. based in the North West and in the City of London. He was educated at Oxford University and trained at Coward Chance (now Clifford Chance). He has been practising franchising law for over 25 years. David founded his present firm in 1992,...
Philippa Dempster of Freeth Cartwright, one of the UK’s leading law firms, tells us why teaming up with your landlord gives financial benefit
Freeth Cartwright’s specialist franchise team can help you whether you are new to this field or already experienced in it
Fiona Boswell and Philippa Dempster, Senior Associate and Partner of law firm Freeth Cartwright, reveal the legal obstacles you may face when becoming a franchisee and how best to avoid them
Hamilton Pratt is the largest specialist franchise law firm in Europe and has a worldwide reputation
Franchise law firm Hamilton Pratt has been asked to create a first-draft publication on the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s views on managing intellectual property issues in franchising. Once the first draft has been created it will be reviewed by the World Intellectual Property...
Specialist franchise law firm Hamilton Pratt has been honoured by winning second place in the Niche Firm of the Year category of the Law Firm of the Year Awards. The event took place at the Dorchester House Hotel in Park Lane, London on 25th June and was compared by comedian Michael McIntyre.
The senior team at the law firm franchise Hamilton Pratt is to be strengthened by the recruitment of new partner.
Ed Savory, Partner and Head of Franchising at Leathes Prior, provides the legal ingredients for food and drink franchises
When it comes to twitter, there is often an overwhelming temptation to write about what you want to write about, instead of what your target audience would like to read.
For franchisors, Leathes Prior provides a full range of specialist services from brand protection to the drafting of Franchise Agreements and related documents
Ed Savory, an Associate in Leathes Prior’s Franchising Team, provides prospective franchise owners with some useful guidance to taking legal advice
Mike Barlow and Ed Savory, of Leathes Prior’s Franchising Team, consider the issue of whether it matters if you use the term ‘franchise owner’ instead of ‘franchisee’.
For franchisors we provide a full range of specialist services from brand protection to the drafting of Franchise Agreements and related documents, together with advice on property, operations manuals, corporate structures, software licences and employment matters (by individual instruction or via...
Whether you are a franchisor or a franchise owner, you should plan an exit route whether by a successful sale or otherwise. You need to consider how you propose to realise the rewards for all your hard work and investment. Edward Savory of Leathes Prior Franchising Team provides some tips, which will assist you to facilitate a successful, and profitable, exit strategy.
The sale of a franchise business is even less straightforward than the sale of a normal business as a going concern. Franchise lawyer Jonathan Chadd examines the aspects that need to be taken into account
Increasingly franchisors in both the retail and service sectors are using the internet to generate additional sales for themselves and their networks.
The rapid expansion of the Chinese economy has been a key feature of global economics for the past 10 years and the Beijing Olympics in 2008 demonstrated China's ascendant position as the new economic superpower with the fastest growing consumer market in the world.
All agreements with franchisors have a term, after which both parties must seek to renew in order to maintain a continuing relationship. As a franchisee, what issues can you expect to arise in extending your Franchise Agreement?
The Franchise Agreement defines the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee, which could make it the most valuable piece of paper you own. Jonathan Chadd offers his view on the issues you may need to look into when reviewing the contract
Exclusivity is a concept of great interest to franchisors and franchisees alike but often disputes arise because the parties involved do not agree on what they thought the other intended. Sadly, the franchise agreement does not always provide a clear answer
How do you tell if the franchise opportunity you are looking at is an ethically and well-constructed business system? Jane Masih, Partner at Owen White Solicitors, analyses what makes a great franchise, and offers an example of a brand she has worked with
Pannone advises on all aspects of franchising from the preparation of the Franchise Agreement to the resolution of disputes