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It is a path to business growth that shows no sign of stopping – there are hundreds of franchise systems operating in the United Kingdom across a wide spectrum of industry sectors. However, franchising does not guarantee success; it is a complex model that involves a variation of issues.

Regardless of industry, all businesses in the ever-changing commercial environment face concerns regarding legal and regulatory compliance, even more so franchise businesses considering the contractual agreements in place that govern the relationship between franchisee and franchisor. 

Franchising’s legal language can be daunting – to understand the responsibilities and to protect from costly mistakes, it’s important to take advice from an experienced franchise solicitor.

We share our experience with clients to build long-term relationships and mitigate risk, delivering bespoke services for each stage of a business’development.

If you are an established franchisor with an extensive network of franchisees or are seeking advice about franchising your business, we can help you with:

  • Managing & Updating Franchise Agreements
  • Registration/Protection of Trademarks
  • Side Letters, Confidentiality Agreements & Deposit Agreements
  • Dispute Resolution (Mediation/Arbitration/Litigation/Negotiation)
  • Acquiring/Leasing Commercial Property
  • Handling Franchisee Exits & Purchases/Resales
  • Compliance with the Law & Guarding Against Misrepresentation

Whether you are a prospective or existing franchisee, we can help you with:

  • Reviewing Franchise Agreements & Due Diligence
  • Breach of Contract & Dispute Resolution
  • Exiting the Franchise Agreement & Resales
  • Compliance with the Law & General Commercial Advice

Our clients also benefit from our ability to support them with complementary legal services, including Employment Law & HR Advice, Commercial Property and Corporate Governance.

Choosing Langleys Franchise Solicitors gives you

  • Sound commercial knowledge combined with expert legal advice to help you establish, manage and grow your business in the challenging franchise sector.
  • Access to a wider range of complimentary legal services for your business.
  • Proactive and responsive communication when you need it most.

Legal Directory Feedback

They're friendly, approachable but professional, and focused on the client's needs.

Chambers, 2021

I have found them to be approachable, knowledgeable with a focus on providing commercial advice.

Legal 500, 2021

Langleys takes a professional yet pragmatic approach, which makes them stand out from their competitors.

Legal 500, 2021

The whole team offers excellent customer service, and is always responsive and timely with its advice.

Legal 500, 2021

The cohesive and tight-knit team at Langleys Solicitors knows its areas of law well.

Legal 500, 2020