Franchise Law

Hutchinson Thomas Franchise Team provide both franchisees and franchisors with expert legal advice in all areas of franchise law.

Combined with our Business and Commercial, Commercial Property, Employment and Litigation teams, we are able to offer our clients a complete service whether you are a franchisee or a franchisor.


Our specialist team is able to assist you in all aspects of taking your business to franchise. With a range of expertise within our firm, we are able to assist in the following areas: –

  • Master license agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Franchise disputes
  • Employment issues
  • Commercial property and commercial leases
  • Sale of franchise
  • Intellectual property


We understand the great opportunity of becoming a franchisee and building up your own business. Our dedicated team are able to assist you from start to finish in obtaining your franchise and can assist with the following: –

  • Advising you in relation to the franchise agreement
  • Assisting in commercial property and leases
  • Dealing with employment issues
  • Franchise disputes

Our team work closely with other sector specialists in the franchising industry and are able to assist our clients further with introductions to other professionals such as accountants, consultants, lenders, marketing and franchise recruitment specialists.

As affiliate members of the British Franchise Association (BFA), our team are well placed to provide expert legal advice for Franchisors and Franchisees.

Franchise Law Team