The franchising sector has performed robustly despite the difficult economic climate. More than ever, it is a good option for anyone looking to start their own business, or to expand their existing business.

We have a strong presence in the franchising sector in Scotland, and are one of the few law firms to be affiliated to the British Franchise Association.

Buying a franchise is an exciting time, but it can also be daunting. We can guide you through the process, including:

If you are a franchisor, we can look after all your legal interests, whether you are looking to set up a franchise for the first time, or already have a large network. This includes:

Our franchising law team is a cross-departmental group of lawyers who combine specialist knowledge of all the legal issues relating to franchising with a commercial understanding of the sector. This, we believe, is central to helping you to start, and grow, your business.

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Image for article: When does a contract dispute become whistleblowing?

When does a contract dispute become whistleblowing?

24 November 2015

A recent ruling by the Employment Appeals Tribunal in Underwood v Wincanton has shone a light on the broadening definition of “public interest” protections for whistleblowers in the workplace.

Image for article: Glasgow Licensing Board announces festive hours

Glasgow Licensing Board announces festive hours

16 November 2015

Glasgow Licensing Board has published its policy on extended festive opening hours for licensed premises for Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Saturday 2 January 2016.

Image for article: Significant UK Supreme Court ruling on interpretation of commercial contracts

Significant UK Supreme Court ruling on interpretation of commercial contracts

10 November 2015

The UK Supreme Court recently ruled on the interpretation of a lease that had potentially disastrous implications for the tenants. It was held that, despite the result for the tenants, the lease should be interpreted according to the natural meaning of the words used in the contract.