The Field Fisher Waterhouse franchise team is
consistently ranked by the independent legal directories as the
number one franchise solicitors practice in the UK, Europe and
clients' businesses is key to our approach. We have extensive
in-depth experience of advising businesses across a range of
industry sectors including retail & fashion, food &
beverage, hospitality and leisure, financial institutions,
education and healthcare.
Due to the team's extensive experience of international
franchising we enjoy a global reputation for assisting businesses
to expand internationally via franchising. For a summary of
the services we provide to internationalising businesses, view our
Franchise Services page.
Franchising in the UK
For businesses or entrepreneurs looking to
grow their businesses via franchising in the UK we offer a range of
services all of which are tailored to the individual business'
needs and budget. View our UK Franchise Services page.
How to manage
and avoid franchise disputes
Part of the strategic assistance we provide
our clients with includes helping them to identify, reduce and
manage risks both within their business and franchising. Our
dedicated franchise litigation team therefore assist and advise
both UK and international franchisors, master franchisees and
developers on dispute avoidance strategies as well as bringing and
defending actions. View our Franchise disputes page.
How to grow your
As franchising is just one of a number of
possible ways to help businesses grow, we work with our clients to
determine whether franchising is right for the business. View
our How to Grow
Your Business page. As part of our analysis
we explore whether alternative relationships including agency,
distribution, licensing, strategic alliances and hybrid structures
are more commercially and culturally appropriate. View our
Key related services
Our franchise team comprises 25 full time
specialists who are supported by colleagues in areas such as
trade mark and
brand protection, e-commerce, privacy and data protection,
marketing, real estate, tax, anti-trust / competition,
corporate and employment.