A franchise is a business model where an individual (the franchisee) purchases the right to use a company’s name, products, services, business model and systems. In return, the franchisee must follow the franchisor’s rules and guidelines, pay royalties, and meet certain performance standards.

Franchising is an excellent way to grow your business and brand without hiring new employees or paying for expensive marketing campaigns. It can take you from being a solo operator with limited reach to becoming a national, or even global company with unlimited potential.

However, it is crucial for the franchisee to understand their role in representing your brand. If you establish a clear agreement, you can accelerate the growth of your business. But if the agreement is flawed, disputes and legal issues will arise, potentially damaging your reputation.

We work on your behalf to ensure that franchisee agreements are clear, and that anyone who breaches their contract is reminded of their legal obligations. Our role is to help your business to grow, but in a safe and legally compliant way.

Our expert team will:

  • Draft franchise agreements: We will work with you to ensure that your franchise agreement is legally sound, while also protecting your brand and interests
  • Resolve disputes: We resolve disputes quickly and efficiently to minimise the impact on your business
  • Review existing agreements: We’ll review your existing franchise agreements to make sure your business is protected, and you’re operating on the right side of the law


Let’s Grow Your Business, Together

We want to help your business grow in a legal way that protects your interests. Getting franchise agreements right from the start is the key to building a successful and scalable franchise model.

With over 40 years of experience dealing with commercial clients, we know how to help you grow your business the right way.


Contact the Dispute Resolution Team. 

Please contact Lindsay Dixon at lindsay.dixon@isonharrison.co.uk or Jonathan Robson at jonathan.robson@isonharrison.co.uk

Tel: 0113 284 5000