Hamilton Pratt

Advisor Member

– Joined 1997

Hamilton Pratt is a specialist franchise law firm providing leading edge legal advice to the franchise sector.

The firm was established in 2004 by John Pratt who had been managing partner of Pinsent Masons, a top 15 UK law firm, but who believed that a more focused and cost effective approach to advising those involved in franchising was required than could be offered by a law firm that did not specialise in this area.

Although the majority of the firm’s work is advising franchisors, the firm also provides advice to prospective franchisees and franchisees who have encountered difficulties with their franchise. Hamilton Pratt represents franchisees where difficult questions of law arise or where there has been “bad behaviour” from their franchisor.

Franchise Services

Hamilton Pratt acts for national and international businesses. We advise on all aspects of franchising including:

Preparing franchise agreements and related agreements such as confidentiality agreements and deposit agreements; advising on competition law issues (both EU and UK); advising on international franchising matters including the preparation of master franchise agreements and reviewing foreign franchise agreements to ensure compliance with UK mandatory legal requirements and custom and practice; resales; enforcing post termination obligations and restrictive covenants contained in their franchise agreements; pursuing and defending misrepresentation, breach of contract and debt claims; representing franchisee action groups and defending franchisors against the same; advising on disputes arising from complex international franchise agreements; advising clients on franchise and intellectual property related issues, including breach of trademark, copyright, passing off and breach of confidence.

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