“Able to be innovative and to assist in maintaining a streamlined and on time completion of work.”
Our Franchising team can help franchisors at all stages of their franchising journey – from the initial stages of franchising their business, through day-to-day management of their network, and onwards to the sale of a network to a new owner. We have the requisite experience and expertise to advise franchisors on all aspects of their network and to add real value to the business, both within the UK and internationally.
Our lawyers can help with:
Our Franchising team is experienced in advising prospective and existing franchisees on all stages of the process from reviewing deposit and franchise agreements at the outset, negotiating the lease for your premises or dealing with day-to-day business and employment issues through to selling your business and managing disputes arising with your franchisor.
Our lawyers can help with:
We work with clients in a wide range if industry sectors, some of which are household names, including:
|Molly Maid UK||The Southern Co-operative|
|Driving Miss Daisy UK||Costa|
|DHL International||The Bluebird Care Group|
|Sprinkles Gelato||Barn Store|
|The Trussell Trust||The Hotel Collection|
Some examples of recent work undertaken by the Franchising team include:
We have a worldwide network of trusted law firms with whom we work regularly to help franchisors set up international networks.
We also have a network of trusted franchise consultants and other professional advisors to help clients maximise the value and reach of their businesses.
The head of our Franchising team, Sheilah Mackie, was also the first solicitor in the UK to achieve the qualification of Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP). The QFP is a qualification designed by the BFA for people working within the franchising industry who want to demonstrate their experience, understanding and ethical approach to franchising.
Blake Morgan partner and Franchising expert Sheilah Mackie features in The Times Business Clinic.
Two legal specialists at Blake Morgan have been recognised as global leaders in their field in the 2017 edition of the prestigious worldwide law directory Who’s Who Legal.
The EAT recently considered whether changing the method of providing services from an employed workforce to a franchise model could amount to a legitimate reason for dismissing individuals following a TUPE transfer.
This week, on 23 March 2016, the new EU Trade Mark Regulations will come into force. The aim of the new regulations is to make trade mark registration systems in the EU cheaper, quicker, more reliable and predictable.
On 23 March 2016 the new EU Trade Mark Regulations come into force.
Following a long period of consultation and discussion at European level, the British Franchise Association (BFA) adopted the latest version of the European Code of Ethics for Franchising (ECEF)
A change will be implemented in relation to the EUIPO's interpretation of descriptions of goods and services.
British franchising businesses contributed more than £15 billion to the national economy last year, according to new figures from the latest bfa / NatWest Franchise Survey 2015 (the 30th such report).