What we do: Franchising legal advice
If you’re looking to franchise your business to a third party, or if you’re looking to invest in and run an existing business model, our franchise solicitors can advise and assist you on all matters of franchising law.
Our franchising solicitors advise and assist you with all aspects of franchising law, including:
- Intellectual property law and registration of trade marks
- Other laws that relate to franchise contracts, including those specific to the business sector of the franchise
- Purchase/sale of an existing franchise
- Dispute resolution – resolving any issues you have with a franchisee or third party
We can also assist with the drafting of various franchising documents, such as:
- Franchise and development agreements
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Trade mark agreements
- Pre-contractual disclosure documents
- Guarantee documents
Who we help: Franchisors and franchisees
We have experience in helping those just starting out in franchising, as well as those with established international franchise networks.
- Reviewing and advising on franchise and other related agreements
- Negotiating leases on premises
- Day-to-day business issues
- Employment issues and contracts
- Managing and resolving disputes with the franchisor
We can advise you at every stage of the franchise process and at every time a new franchise is granted. Our franchising solicitors can also update any contracts if there’s changes in the law.
Why choose our franchising solicitors?
Our franchising solicitors are specialists, but they also provide a holistic legal service so they’re also often trained in other key areas that you’ll need, such as intellectual property protection strategy and dispute resolution. Find out more about our franchising team below:
Adam Kudryl is a Partner and Corporate & Commercial Solicitor at Harper James Solicitors, specialising in strategic investments, acquisitions and sales.View profile
Abby Watson is a corporate solicitor, specialising in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, EMI share schemes, corporate finance and governance and more.View profile
IP & Commercial Technology Partner
Before joining us Rob worked for Santander bank as an IP/brand management lawyer and also at Shakespeare Martineau.View profile
Rana is a commercial solicitor specialising in commercial contracts, data protection and financial services.View profile
Commercial and Corporate Solicitor
Kate is a commercial and corporate lawyer, advising businesses from start-ups up to global companies on everything from investment and franchising to sale and purchase transactions, exits and much more.View profile
Emilia trained at SJ Berwin, moving to Reed Smith LLP and then as in-house counsel for Eurostar before joining the team at Harper James. She specialises in commercial transactions, particularly in commercial contract negotiation and SaaS products.View profile
Intellectual Property Partner
Having previously worked at top 50 firm, Walker Morris, Lindsay specialises in IP strategy, dispute resolution and IP exploitation.View profile
As a previous partner at DLA Piper, Sarah comes with a rich pedigree in providing expert commercial services for her clients.View profile
IP, Commercial & Technology Associate Solicitor
Ed joins our commercial team and specialises in IT, IP and general technology related contracts, but can also advise on a range of commercial matters.View profile
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
Harper James have become a vital part of our business. We get quality advice from experienced solicitors at prices that other firms do not appear to be able to match.
Harper James provide a cost effective, responsive and versatile service and provide us with access to legal teams that are experienced, commercially focused and well-resourced. Most importantly they are extremely familiar with the SME market and know the venture capital sector well.
We’ve been working with the team for over a year and since day one they've been pragmatic, diligent and above all, committed throughout. They work hard to add value and have been of great benefit to us and our investors.