Watson Burton is a commercial law firm with a well-earned reputation for helping our clients succeed. The firm offers a full range of services from our offices in Newcastle, Leeds and London.
Our lawyers provide expertise in all areas of law, supporting business entities from start-ups through to PLCs and multinational companies. Our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to provide seamless advice on commercial contracts, real estate, litigation and dispute resolution and construction matters.
Key to the firm’s success is a combination of commercial and technical experience delivered with a personal touch, which forms the foundation of many long-standing client relationships.
The team acts for a franchisors in the sale and purchase of entire franchise networks nationally and internationally, and also offers commercial solutions for franchisors and franchisees.
We provide practical, results-driven advice on all elements of the franchise operation including:
Advising on the structure and suitability of a franchise offering;
Preparing risk reports on documentation;
Drafting and negotiating core and ancillary documentation;
Property advice for offices, retail units and other premises;
Advising on brand protection and management;
Avoiding disputes and dispute resolution;
Planning for the purchase, sale or restructure of franchise networks;
Advising on and negotiating corporate investment;
Planning exit strategies;
Advising and negotiating the sale of a franchise or termination of a franchise agreement; and
Preparing complementary commercial contracts.