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:
- reviewing and advising on franchise agreements
- advising and drafting property documentation such as leases
- dealing with employment issues
- providing intellectual property advice
- advising on dispute resolution.
- We do our utmost to make the process as smooth and straightforward for you as possible.
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:
- drafting franchise agreements;
- giving advice on intellectual property and trademarks
- dealing with corporate law matters
- advising on employment law issues
- providing advice on dispute resolution
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.
Latest service news & features
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.
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.
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.
23 October 2015
The Equality Act 2010 prevents discrimination by a person against another person, however what is the situation when it is a company complaining of discriminatory treatment based on an individual’s protected characteristic.