Weightmans LLP

Advisor Member

– Joined 2020

We’re a top 45 law firm, with over 1,500 people working from offices in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle.

Our franchise lawyers have specialist knowledge of a wide range of sectors in which franchises operate, which includes professional services, health & safety, facilities management, accountancy, retail, fast food, manufacturing, insurance, financial services and property.

Our clients range from start-ups to nationally and internationally developed franchise networks. We have offices throughout the UK and links to law firms throughout the world as part of our membership of Legalink, a network of top-tier independent law firms, which practice in the world’s finance and commercial centres.

As a full-service national law firm, we have a breadth of experience that can support franchisors and franchisees. For example, our competition team is consistently ranked in the top-tier for EU and competition law by the independent Legal 500 directory. Our specialists are on hand to assist with any matters that arise with your franchise.

Franchise Services

As a full-service national law firm, we have a breadth of experience that can support franchisors and franchisees. An example is our competition team, which is consistently ranked in the top tier for EU and competition law by the independent Legal 500 directory.

We can support franchise owners with a range of advice, including:

  • Start-ups, franchise agreements, funding, terms of business, shareholders’ agreement
  • Sales and acquisitions of franchise businesses and shares, networks and franchisees
  • Supply chain issues throughout the franchise network;
  • Competition law
  • Regulatory compliance (health and safety, environmental, data protection etc)
  • Tax-efficient group structures and personal ownership models
  • Management buyouts
  • Pension arrangements
  • Property matters in the context of franchising
  • Disputes and litigation (commercial disputes, cyber, debt recovery, defamation and reputation management)
  • Employment law

Key Information

Sector Type:

Legal

Region:

UK

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0191 244 4213

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