Foot Anstey LLP is a premier legal practice delivering specialist expertise to an impressive portfolio of regional, national and international clients. Through our network of seven offices, we work together as one national team offering specialist legal advice and services to regional, national and international clients, both businesses and individuals. Our Franchise Team has a wide range of experience in assisting clients in accelerating and delivering their growth plans through franchise models and is made up of lawyers with UK and international legal experience, with Chamber and Legal 500 ranked specialists in intellectual property, dispute resolution, corporate, commercial, employment, risk and commercial property law. The team is supported by Foot Anstey’s wide network of qualified lawyers and subject matter experts and is able to deliver the expertise and support you need across the legal spectrum, acting as a trusted partner in the execution of your strategic goals.
Our understanding of the structure and nature of the franchise business sector comes from our extensive experience assisting franchisors and franchisees in establishing and expanding their franchise businesses. We are able to provide a full service offering to franchisors, franchisee groups and individual franchisees. We offer franchisees a review of their franchise agreements for a fixed fee, highlighting any issues so that they understand the potential pitfalls and risks associated with operating a franchise. Our franchisor clients include small to medium sized businesses and large well-known international brands. The Team advises on the following areas in particular: Drafting and negotiating franchise documentation Restructuring existing franchise networks Acquisition and disposal of franchised businesses Working with franchise consultants Dispute resolution and enforcing franchise obligations Brand protection and portfolio management Reputation management Direct and indirect franchisee leasing Negotiating franchisor guarantees, options and step in rights with landlords Advising on options for engaging staff Premise selection and setup Overseas expansion.