Franchising Lawyers

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The franchising legal specialists

Our specialist franchising team is ranked among the top franchising lawyers not only in Scotland, with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Shetland and Elgin, but across the UK and can assist you if you are thinking about franchising your business, buying a franchise or master franchise opportunity or expanding overseas through franchising.

Accredited BFA Lawyers

The lawyers in our team are British Franchise Association (BFA) accredited and have extensive experience of helping many different types of franchisors and franchisees both in the UK and internationally.

In addition to our knowledge of franchising law, we are heavily involved in the wider franchising community in the UK. We are founding members of franchising support groups such as FranchiseEurope, The Franchise Gap and the Retail Gap.

We advise on all aspects of your franchising strategy, business format, and drafting the key documentation to formalise the franchise relationship including, most importantly, the Franchise Agreement - the document which will regulate the relationship between you, the franchisor, and your franchisees.

We can also:

  • Assist with the registration and protection of your Trade Marks
  • Draft and advise on any necessary ancillary documentation such as Confidentiality Agreements, Deposit Agreements and Trade Mark Licences
  • Provide advice and assistance with expanding overseas through franchising
  • Review your franchisee recruitment material to help you guard against any misrepresentation claims
  • Make introductions to other specialists in the franchising industry and wider business community

Our Clients

Some of our key clients include German Doner Kebab, Yoyabellies, Barrhead Travel, Jenny Packham, Baguette Express, Wrapchic, Coldwell Banker GB, Defence Lab, Raring2 Go!, Swipii, iCafe, The Car Wash Company and more. 

We are always happy to make introductions to other specialists in the franchising industry that you may require such as accountants, consultants, insurance brokers and banks.

We offer a free initial consultation to anyone seeking franchise legal advice. We are always competitively priced, pleased to discuss costs with you and, where appropriate, will endeavour to agree a fixed fee for our involvement. 

Established Franchising Support

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A strong bench of specialists advising franchisors and franchisees on the full range of commercial and contentious matters. Offers deep expertise in franchise growth, international expansion, resales and disputes. Possesses a noteworthy client list, including significant food, retail, leisure, and health and fitness sector clients. Client say: "They are very helpful and always there for any advice we need." Chambers UK 2021

Contact us

Call us for free on 0330 159 5555 or complete our online form below for legal advice or to arrange a call back.

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Listen to the People in Franchising is brought to you by Suzie McCafferty, CEO at Platinum Wave Franchising and our very own Retail and Franchising Specialist David Kaye. People in Franchising brings together guests from across the franchising community to discuss the latest news and developments in our industry whilst sharing our insights and advice for franchisors, franchisees, entrepreneurs and the wider business world. Now more than ever, we need to come together as a community and build on the already outstanding support network in the franchising industry. 


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