Stevens & Bolton LLP is a large commercial law firm based in Surrey with a dedicated franchise team that has been offering specialist franchise advice for many years. We provide comprehensive legal advice and support to franchisors, master franchisees and franchisees preparing and reviewing franchise documentation, advising on conversion of corporate networks to franchise networks, helping resolve disputes and have particular expertise in advising on international expansion.
As a renowned full service law firm, we can advise you on all your other business needs, including corporate structuring, tax, business strategy and exit planning, employment, dispute resolution and private wealth planning.
We are highly ranked by both Chambers UK and Legal 500 legal directories in 24 specialist practice areas, including franchising.
Our services include: the preparation of franchise agreements, confidentiality agreements, terms of business, software and trade mark licences and property documentation, advising on brand protection including libel and trade mark infringement, dispute resolution advice and litigation advice and assistance in the sale and acquisition of franchised networks.
We also advise on international expansion, preparing the documentation such as master franchise and area development agreements, assisting in negotiations with international partners and offering a one-stop shop through our network of preferred foreign law firms.
We offer fixed fee written reports advising on franchise agreements, assistance in negotiating side letters to agreements, property advice, assistance in the acquisition or sale of franchised businesses and dispute resolution advice.