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Purchasing a Franchise

Purchasing a franchise gives you the opportunity to invest in and be part of a pre-established business. Typically, purchasing a franchise allows you to use the brand of a business and establish a profitable franchise.

Franchising part of your business?

Opting to franchise your business is not an easy decision to make, as whilst it can create many opportunities it can also pose substantial risks as you are ultimately agreeing to hand over autonomy of your brand.

Whether you’re a franchisor looking to safeguard the reputation of your business or a franchisee needing help with negotiating the terms of a franchise agreement, our franchising team at Rotheras can help ensure the protection and continued success of your franchise.

Why use Rotheras for your Franchise?

We can advise both franchisors and franchisees in a range of industries.

We are willing to discuss your business further to advise on whether a franchise is suitable and we can make recommendations of other suitable legal relationships to consider.

We can review your existing franchise agreements, draft new franchise agreements and negotiate leases on premises.

We can advise on day-to-day business issues.

We can advise on data protection issues.

We can act for franchisees in franchise re-sales.

Our team can assist in resolving disputes between franchisors and franchisees.

We work with our dispute resolution, commercial property, intellectual property, corporate and employment law teams to provide you with a full service

We can put you in touch with third-party contacts such as accountants and property management agents to ensure you receive a comprehensive service and have all your needs addressed.

We can help you with:

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Franchise agreements
  • Deposit agreements
  • Lease/sub-lease agreements
  • Buy-back
  • Disclosure packs
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Jason Waghorne

Jason Waghorne

Jason specialises in all aspects of commercial law including company and business sales and purchases, commercial contracts, company secretarial, partnerships, shareholder rights and much more.

Joshua Morley

Joshua Morley

Joshua Morley is a Trainee Solicitor currently in the Commercial and Corporate department and is based in the Lace Market office.

Billy Shaw

Billy Shaw

Billy advises businesses on a range of commercial and corporate issues and is happy to assist you with buying or selling businesses, corporate mergers and shareholder agreements

Millie Moreton

Millie Moreton

Millie Moreton is a paralegal in Rotheras commercial and dispute resolution departments and is based at our Lace Market office.

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