If you want to franchise your business, or buy or sell a franchise in England or Wales, LegalVision’s experienced franchise team can help. We have provided legal advice to clients across a wide range of industries, including IT, retail and hospitality services, and can clearly explain your rights and obligations.

Franchise Your Business

Franchising is becoming increasingly popular in England and Wales as a means of growing a business. Franchises include fashion, fitness, food, real estate, and professional services, among others. To franchise your business means licensing a prospective franchisee to distribute and market goods and services under your brand, including using your intellectual property. 

Our team can help you with:

  • drafting your key documents, including the master franchising agreement and disclosure document;
  • licence and distribution agreements;
  • new franchisee document packs;
  • the British Franchise Association; and
  • creating operations manuals.

When you are ready for international expansion, we can help you with that, too.

Buying a Franchise 

Buying a franchise is a great option if you prefer to work with an established brand. The LegalVision franchising team can assist with:

  • reviewing the franchise documents, such as the agreement, operations manual, financial statements and disclosure documents;
  • negotiating on your behalf with the franchisor;
  • reviewing your commercial lease; 
  • understanding the importance of franchise association membership; and
  • conducting due diligence on the franchise network.

Selling a Franchise 

Selling a franchise is different to selling an ordinary business. There are specific requirements, which you can find in your franchise agreement. We can assist with:

  • franchise agreement compliance;
  • undertaking negotiations with 3rd parties, including the franchisor;
  • ensuring settlement;
  • advising on restrictions; and
  • lease transfer or assignment.

LegalVision has extensive experience helping thousands of franchise businesses. Let us help you achieve your franchise goals. Further, we offer price certainty for further peace of mind. Call LegalVision’s franchise lawyers today on 0808 196 8584 or complete the form on this page.

Our Services

Assisting Franchisors

We assist franchisors with legal compliance as well as drafting key franchise operating documents, including Franchise Agreements, Master Franchise Agreements, intellectual property licences and commercial leases. We can also assist with franchisee acquisitions, renewals and franchise structuring.

Assisting Franchisees

Our lawyers can assist you with purchasing or selling a franchise, including negotiating and reviewing the franchise documentation. We can also assist with leasing for franchisees, including advising you on your rights and obligations.

Advising Business Owners Looking to Franchise

If you are looking to expand your business and deciding whether to licence or franchise, our team can advise you the best options for your expansion. We can also help draft Master Franchise Agreements.

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