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Membership History

Joined 2014

Company Overview

Paris Smith provides a full range of legal services to businesses, organisations and individuals. Based in the central South, we have a national outlook, reach and influence.

Our history means our expertise is deep and our networks wide. We are independently recognised in each of our practice areas which cover key aspects of personal and business life.

The stronger the relationship the better we can guide, providing our clients with continuity and trusted advice they can rely on in a world of constant change.

Franchise Services

Whether you are a franchisor or a franchisee our franchising expert can assist you.

For franchisors

When you run a business that delivers quality, you can’t afford to drop the ball, and your franchise network needs to run like clockwork. We understand that not only is it crucial that you have the right franchisees in your network, but you need robust franchise agreements in place, and strategic commercial support from your legal team.

Whether you already have an established franchise network, or you’re in the early stages of this growth strategy, our specialist team will provide the expert advice you need for a happy and prosperous franchise network.

Services include:

  • drafting and reviewing franchise agreements, deposit agreements and confidentiality agreements;
  • intellectual property and brand protection strategic advice;
  • acting on franchise re-sales;
  • resolving complex franchise disputes with franchisees;
  • employment law issues associated with the franchise;
  • considering and advising on all property related matters arising from and connected with franchising; and
  • all other legal issues that may be associated with franchising.

For franchisees

Are you about to take on a franchise, or perhaps you already run a franchise but need specialist legal help with your agreement?

Taking on the running of a business means both a financial and emotional investment so having the right legal support is crucial. Whether it’s getting your franchise agreements right, support through the buying process or commercial advice on the running of your franchise, our in house specialist can help get you and your franchise to where you want to be.

Services include:

  • franchise agreement reviews;
  • assistance with renewals;
  • franchise purchases and sales;
  • property and employment advice; and
  • disputes with your franchisor – we can advise on your legal position and options.

Testimonials

“I just wanted to say thank you for your support and advice on the Action Coach franchise agreement. You really did help me in making a decision to go with the company.”

Gary Potter, prospective franchisee

“Emily is exceptionally helpful, understanding and extremely professional, polite and exceeded my expectations – from start to finish and with ongoing support – highly recommended.”

Benjamin Lewis Evans-Starr, Franchisor, Aspect Valeting Ltd.

Email: emily.sadler@parissmith.co.uk
Tel: 02380 482102
Location: Southampton, SO15 2AE & Winchester, SO23 8AT
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