Expert franchise lawyers who provide sector leading legal services
Blake Morgan’s market leading franchise lawyers provide pragmatic and robust advice to a range of businesses on both project delivery and operational requirements in the franchise sector. We deliver solutions to commercial and legal barriers that allow franchise networks to grow.
We understand the challenges faced by businesses operating in the current landscape of the franchise sector and the steps that businesses can take to mitigate their risks and make the most of the opportunities that are presented to them.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our experienced franchise lawyers provide clear and commercially sound advice to key players in the franchise sector.
We advise new and established franchisor networks on augmenting and updating their contractual models to ensure protection of their reputation and brand, commercial materials, business assets and data and revenue streams, as well as legal compliance and commercial robustness generally. Our franchise lawyers help franchisors by giving consultancy advice on the daily commercial issues they face as well as drafting and negotiating franchise agreements on their behalf.
Franchise sector lenders
We support lenders looking to provide funding to franchise businesses seeking to grow their offering. We utilise our sector specialist knowledge to identify key risks for lenders operating in the franchise sector so that they can take steps to mitigate their risks pre-funding.
We offer support and guidance to businesses looking to enter into new franchise networks and existing franchisees looking to exit a franchise network.
We work with national franchisors, franchisees and global lenders. Our expert franchise lawyers have particular expertise in advising clients operating in the food & beverage and hotels & leisure sectors, including Oakhouse Foods, Molly Maid and Driving Miss Daisy.
"Ollie, Penny and the Blake Morgan team have provided invaluable support to our franchise business. Their specialist knowledge in the franchise sector is both timely and commercially pragmatic. They are quick to respond as we progress a number of transactions to allow our business to meet its objectives with relative ease. They work well with our other franchise advisors and I can recommend them to other franchisors looking for specialist advice."
- The Commercial Director at Oakhouse Foods, Oct 2019
Advised a national franchisor operating in the food & beverage sector on implementing a new contractual structure underpinning its franchise network.
We recently supported a global bank offering a debt facility to a hotel & leisure group that operates a number of franchisee businesses.
Advised an Oxford pizza company on corporate and franchising commercial matters for its new franchising business with other equity investors, and structure of its shareholders agreement.
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