Gowling WLG is an international law firm with its UK offices in Birmingham, Leeds and London.
Our firm is built on the belief that the best way to serve you is to be in tune with your world, aligned with your opportunity and ambitions for your success.
We have over 1,500 legal professionals across the world who are positioned to help you rise to the challenges you face.
We support clients working across a broad range of sectors including: retail, leisure and hotels, life sciences, food and beverage, healthcare, sport and automotive, to name a few.
Our strong sector understanding ensures the context of our advice reflects the market in which your business operates.
We are specialists in advising clients on their routine, day-to-day contracts and work closely with several of our clients’ in-house legal and commercial teams as an extension of their team. We help clients achieve pragmatic and commercially focused solutions in relation to both day-to-day contractual matters as well as large and strategically important projects.
We are perfectly placed to help you navigate the legal issues that arise within your franchise business.
How we work with clients
Relationship management is a high priority for our business – we can’t maintain a strong relationship with our clients until we’re sure that we’re delivering excellent service at every level.
Our established relationship management programme is underpinned by our firm-wide service excellence initiative – ONE: this stands for Ownership, No surprises and Extra mile. This is what we will expect of all of our team, at all levels:
We take the time to understand:
Our key values allow us to deliver great client service.
Our expertise in commercial law and the franchising industry ensures we will deliver compliance-focused, consistent and enforceable franchising agreements suited to the modern franchising market and incorporating the most up-to-date legal requirements.
We provide strategic advice on contentious and non-contentious matters to UK and global organisations across many sectors including retail, leisure and food and beverage.
We assist clients with expansion overseas as well as growing international brands in the UK.
Services for franchisors include advising on:
Services for franchisees include advising on:
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