Hamilton Pratt

Hamilton Pratt is the largest specialist franchise law firm in Europe and has a worldwide reputation. It has been involved in most of the leading franchise cases in England in the last eight years. Hamilton Pratt adopts a no nonsense approach to legal advice and will, wherever possible, agree to work to pre-arranged fixed fees.

As its lawyers only carry out franchising work, there is no ‘learning on the job’ and so charges are low. Hamilton Pratt believes in building long-term relationships with its clients and, as a result, they remain loyal.

The firm’s clients are predominantly franchisors – nearly 30 per cent of the full members of the bfa are Hamilton Pratt clients. The firm does also represent franchise owners outside its franchisor client base.

John Pratt, the founder of the firm, was until recently the Legal Adviser to the British Franchise Association and has written the leading UK textbook on franchising.