We are a full-service law firm based in St Albans & London who offer a broad range of legal services to support businesses and private individuals across the UK and internationally. Many of our solicitors are leaders in their field, and our highly ranked practice areas enable us to match the capabilities of larger firms while retaining a personal approach to the service that we provide to clients. We understand that our clients are not only looking for outstanding legal advice, but an astute trusted advisor with the commercial acumen to effectively address and find appropriate solutions to their legal issues.
Sherrards’ franchise practice comprises experienced lawyers who are used to working with household names in the UK and international franchising sector, as well as new and prospective franchisors. Our clients operate in diverse sectors including food and drink, health and fitness, retail, entertainment and property, to name just a few. We act for brand names such as Chips Away, Headmasters Hair, Winkworth, Muffin Break Coffee, among many others.
The team is led by Corporate Partners Kiall Bagnell and Leigh Head, with key support from Barney Laurence in our dispute resolution team, all highly rated for their franchising expertise. Our services range from stand-alone franchise agreements, master franchise agreements, pilot schemes, development, area development, intellectual property and brand protection, through to commercial property, litigation and dispute resolution. Recent litigation undertaken has led to significant judgments in the world of franchising and involved major franchisors and multi-unit franchisees.
Legal directory Chambers & Partners describe us as a ‘noted franchising practice that undertakes a broad spectrum of work, including advice on agreements, employment and litigation.’
“Sherrards were recommended to me by my accountant and I found their work excellent in the sale of my business. I would have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to any of my business associates or friends” Legal 500 2020
“The team and partners are responsive, commercially minded, and always give sensible advice.” Legal 500 2020