If you're considering franchising your business, you need advice from an experienced franchising lawyer who understands the unique characteristics of franchise businesses and the challenges that franchisors face.
Our commitment to plain English
We are committed to drafting franchise documents which are in plain English and easy to understand. We know that the franchise documents which form the basis of your system need to be capable of providing the level of protection which you need as a franchisor, but also need to be fair to all parties and to guarantee franchisees an appropriate level of training, mentoring and support.
Protecting your intellectual property
A key aspect of our work with franchisors is protecting the intellectual property associated with the franchise. This includes safeguarding confidential information, securing domain names and determining what trade marks are to be used. The classes in which trade marks are to be registered also need to take into account the possibilities for diversification of the business in the future.
Our work for franchisees
For franchisees, we are able to review franchise agreements and supporting documentation for a fixed fee which can be agreed in advance. We have the experience not to recommend extensive amendments which we know will be unacceptable to the franchisor, but to focus instead on those aspects which may be open to negotiation. We are also able to sign certificates of independent advice as recommended under the Franchising Code of Conduct.
In franchising, everyone can win
Because we work in franchising, we have valuable contacts within the industry who can advise you on financial modelling and on the different ways that your franchise system can be structured. We harness our experience and our professional networks to benefit you because we see ourselves as champions of the franchising industry. For franchisors, it is an effective way to expand an existing successful business and raise funds for future growth. For franchisees, it provides an excellent structure for running a business in a tried and tested way and benefiting from the experience and support of the franchisor.