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Whether you are a franchisor or franchisee our experienced Commercial Team are available to help you negotiate and understand the complexities of Franchise Agreements.

Franchise Agreements contain crucial terms and conditions which, if either not understood or poorly drafted, can leave franchisors and franchisees unprotected and without any remedies. It is essential that any agreement is clearly drafted to ensure that each party is aware of its terms and, more importantly, their obligations.

It is vital that you call us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment and we can discuss your individual circumstances.

Free Initial Telephone Discussion 

Our expert Commercial Law team are here to take the worry off your hands. We provide a free initial telephone conversation to discuss how we can assist in your circumstances. Please call 0330 333 2613 for a no obligation, initial discussion or email enquiries@elliotmather.co.uk and we will call you back.

What is franchising?

Franchising is a business arrangement which allows a party (franchisee) to acquire access to a business’ (franchiser) exclusive knowledge, processes and trademarks. This common business arrangement is made to allow for the franchisee to sell a product or provide a service under the name of the franchiser.

What is a Franchise Agreement?

A Franchise Agreement is a legally binding agreement set out to protect the rights and interests of both the franchisee and the franchisor. It is essential that a Franchise Agreement is clearly drafted to ensure that each party has mutually understood objectives and thorough documentation of their obligations.

Our Commercial Team can help you navigate this notoriously complex area to ensure that, irrespective of whether you are a franchisor or franchisee, you enter into a document which fulfils your business needs and objectives.

The Franchiser

As a franchiser there are many matters that you may wish to consider when entering into a Franchise Agreement, such as:

  • Ways to adequately monitor the performance of the franchisee.
  • How to protect yourself from unfair competition.
  • Ensuring that your intellectual property is protected.
  • Restricting the franchise, regarding the rights that have been proposed to the franchisee.

Our team understand that Franchise Agreements are notoriously complex. It is because of this that you will receive expert support and guidance, to ensure that your business needs and objectives are fulfilled.

The Franchisee

As a franchisee there are a number of terms you may want to consider when entering into a Franchise Agreement, such as:

  • The training of yourself and your staff.
  • The supply of goods and services.
  • Details regarding the responsibility of marketing, communications and advertising.
  • Assistance in finding suitable premises for the franchise, and support in fitting out the premises in an adequate manner.
  • The provision of management and accounting services.

As a franchisee, it is understandable that you will have many questions about your Franchise Agreement. Our dedicated team are on hand to answer any queries you may have, ensuring you receive clear and straightforward advice at all times. Our aim is to ensure that your business needs and objectives are fulfilled.  


Our Solicitors are able to provide expert advice across the country with a network of offices based in: Chesterfield, Derby, Mansfield and Nottingham.

How to get in contact

Our team are on hand to help you and can assist wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 0330 333 2613 or email enquiries@elliotmather.co.uk and we will call or email you back.

Our Team

Natalia Delgado

Natalia Delgado

LLP Member and Head of Department
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Nick Elliot

LLP Member

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