Franchise dispute solicitors

It is common for franchisors and franchisees to disagree at some point after a Franchise Agreement is first drawn up. This is due to circumstances and aspirations changing over time and the document not altering to reflect the situation. A franchisor may have agreements with a number of franchises; therefore a detailed assessment at regular intervals of each relationship often does not occur.

Our commercial solicitors have experience of acting for both franchisors and franchisees.

loading staff

Our areas of specialism include

  • Advising either the franchisee or franchisor when the Franchise Agreement is breached
  • Inaccurate representation of the franchise opportunity
  • Competition claims
  • Non payment of the agreed fees as a result of the franchise relationship
  • Damage to the franchisor’s brand by the franchisee
  • Breach of confidentiality and intellectual property
  • Injunctions in relation to confidentiality and intellectual property
  • Exiting Franchise Agreements

Our commercial  team will be able to guide you through the options available to you as a result of a dispute for advice call us on 0203 816 9303. These may include mediation, we have a CEDR accredited mediator and we are experienced in arbitration as well as litigation if this is felt to be the optimal solution to resolve the dispute. 

4.7out of 10
4.7 score on Trustpilot Based on count 865

We're Great

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

Our Trustpilot reviews

Directors duties update - three month extension to file accounts and wrongful trading

The government continues to issues briefings on their measures to ease the regulatory burden on companies during the current crisis. Further measures to assist directors and SMEs are expected over the coming weeks, and we will continue to update our advice...

Read more

Twitter commercial

@CommercialLLP

Stephensons supports clients through pandemic

Stephensons is operating an agile working approach to assisting clients and is still open for business in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Following the guidance issued by Public Health England (PHE) the firm’s services remain open and...

Read more

Commercial reorder

  • Jonathan Chadwick
  • Louise Hebborn
  • David Baybut
  • Kate Bullen
  • Chris Graves
  • Alistair Gregory
  • Philip Richardson
  • Julie Ball
  • Martha McKinley
  • Paul Davies
  • Jonathon Waterhouse
  • Jessica Charnock​
  • Julie Hunter
  • Adam Pennington​​
  • Andrew Whitehead
  • Sebina Noreen Malik
  • Mark Williams​
  • Martin Haisley
  • Terri Meehan
  • Laurence Searle
  • Kenneth Tang
  • Neil Marshall
  • Declan Gilroy​
  • ​Kerrie Ainscough
  • Matthew Smith