Contact details

Member - Affiliate
Mr Colin Miller
0208 718 7294
Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, Leeds, LS11 5DY


Company Overview

DWF is a business law firm with a distinctive approach providing a comprehensive range of legal services to both corporate bodies and private individuals. 

We deliver straightforward practical advice which delivers the results our clients need; keeping things simple and telling it like it is. We approach service delivery by aligning with our clients through our cross-practice Sector Groups, which reflect the specific service needs of our clients in those sectors.

DWF employs over 2,400 people across the UK and Ireland. We serve our clients nationally from our 14 offices and internationally through our close relationships with law firms around the world.

Franchise Services

Our franchise team draws upon many years of experience and has helped countless franchisors to take their first steps towards a successful franchise network, not just within the UK and Europe, but all over the world. From individual entrepreneurs to multinational franchisors, our practical and commercial advice is focused on achieving your franchise's potential.

We advise on all aspects of franchising:

  • Brand protection
  • Franchise agreements
  • Pilot franchises
  • Master franchises and international franchise networks
  • Franchise resales
  • Dispute resolution 

Our multi-disciplinary approach means that we can provide seamless advice on all of the wider legal issues facing franchisors:

  • Commercial property advice
  • Employment law advice
  • UK and EU competition law advice
  • Data protection compliance
  • E-commerce advice
    Barking Mad - Franchisee case study

    Alex and his wife Chris had a passion for all things canine - but they knew that alone wouldn't be enough to run a successful business. Doing your homework and preparation is the key, they say.

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