How We Can Help

We offer a range of legal services for business owners.  Have a browse below for examples of the sort of work we get involved in.  We know all businesses are different and all clients need different advice.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for listed, please contact us anyway – not everything we do is listed below!

For Business Owners

We advise on the full range of commercial law issues.  Whether you need a contract preparing from scratch, or just want advice on a specific clause, we can help. Examples of the services we offer include:

  • terms and conditions of sale and purchase
  • manufacturing agreements
  • supply and distribution agreements
  • outsourcing
  • IT agreements
  • agency agreements
  • websites and e-commerce
  • intellectual property
  • data protection

For Franchisees

If you’re considering buying a franchise, we can report on the franchise agreement that you’re being asked to sign up to.  These documents are usually “take it or leave it” but it’s important that the agreement is reviewed to ensure:

  • it contains the sorts of clauses that can be expected in the industry
  • that you understand the extent of the obligations that you’re taking on
  • there are no particularly nasty or unusual clauses hidden away,

When you buy a franchise, you have the choice of buying a brand new business or buying a business that has already been operated by another franchisee.  We have particular expertise in the area of franchise resales and can advise you on buying or selling your franchise.

For Franchisors

If you are an independent business that is looking to expand through franchising, we can advise on what’s involved and help you decide whether franchising is the best route for you.  If it is, we can prepare the franchise agreement for you.  If it’s not, we can suggest other alternatives that may be more appropriate and help you implement those strategies instead.

This page is intended to give a general flavour of the work we do.  If you have a specific requirement that isn’t listed above, please do get in touch.