Hamilton Pratt is the largest specialist franchise law firm in Europe, representing around 35% of the full members of the BFA. The firm provides legal advice to both franchisors and franchisees, and has been involved in many of the UK’s leading franchise cases.
Our clients range from multinational companies to small businesses, from well-established franchisors to those who are starting out in franchising, to franchisees and franchise associations. We aim to build a close bond with our clients, so that we can tailor our advice to your business needs, from both a commercial and a legal perspective.
John Pratt is the author of a number of publications concerning franchising, most notably ‘The Franchisor’s Handbook: Your Duties, Responsibilities and Liabilities’ (Third Edition). John Pratt and James Barrett have recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s Franchise Law Journal on ‘Franchising in the United Kingdom’. If you are a franchisor or a prospective franchisor and you would like a copy of the Handbook or the article, please get in contact with us.
In October 2018 John Pratt attended the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, where he was awarded the John Baer Award for International Civility and Professionalism: the top award in international franchising.
Services for Franchisors
Preparation of franchise agreements, master franchise agreements and international franchise agreements
Assistance and advice in relation to international franchising
Trademark advice, in terms of both registering trademarks and dealing with disputes relating to registered and unregistered trademarks
Assistance with franchise disputes
Services for Franchisees
Reviews of and reports on franchise agreements
Acting for vendors and purchasers in franchise sales and purchases
Advice in dealing with disputes with franchisors