Franchise Agreement

Creating a franchise can be a great way to grow and expand your business. To start your franchise operations, you’ll first need an airtight franchise agreement to govern and define the legal relationship with your franchisees.

A franchise agreement will:

  • protect your reputation
  • set out your franchisee’s obligations
  • clarify your own obligations
  • define the duration of the agreement and what happens if either party wants to terminate early
  • explain how to deal with disputes

Your lawyer can draft you a franchise agreement that works for your business and is compliant with competition law and the relevant code of ethics.

This service is for franchisors who want to draft a brand new franchise agreement.

If you are a franchisee and you would like a lawyer to review your franchise agreement, please see our service for reviewing documents.

What you will get from this service

After hiring an experienced lawyer for Franchise Agreement, you can expect:
  • A 60-minute consultation with your lawyer to align objectives. You’ll discuss
    • Your uniform business format
    • The obligations that you will take on as the franchisor
    • The obligations your franchisee will undertake
    • The basis on which you are happy to grant a renewal of the franchise
    • Payment terms
    • The objectives you want to achieve with the agreement
    • Your specific questions about the agreement
    • The key information/documents your lawyer needs from you to begin drafting the agreement
  • You’ll receive a professionally drafted franchise agreement, which you can use as a precedent to define the relationship with each of your franchisees.

What will this enable you to do

  • Control over your uniform business format
  • Protection for your reputation and brand
  • Clarity on the franchisee’s rights, responsibilities and obligations
  • Clarity on your own rights, responsibilities and obligations
  • Efficient recourse in the event of a disagreement.
  • Peace of mind that your agreement is compliant with competition law and your industry code of ethics.

What happens after I hire a lawyer?

Onboarding - You send your lawyer proof of ID and address and your lawyer checks for conflicts. You send any relevant documentation to your lawyer. Your lawyer send you a client engagement letter to sign and return.
Personal consultation - Choose between a phone, online or face-to-face meeting with your lawyer
Draft documentation – Your lawyer sends you draft versions of the documents for you to review
Revisions and approval – You review the draft, provide comments if necessary, and request revisions. Once you’re happy with the document, you approve the final version.
Funds released - You release funds and leave a review for LegalDrop and your lawyer

FAQ’s

What is out of scope for this service?

This service includes one meeting and one round of comments on your document, which your lawyer will incorporate. It does not include any further meetings, phone calls or emails. Any additional iterations of the document after one round of comments are out of scope.

What happens if the scope changes during my matter?

Sometimes matters will evolve into something more complex than you and your lawyer first envisaged. Your lawyer will provide you with a fixed-fee quote for any additional work that is outside of the original scope.

What assumptions have been applied to the price quoted?
  • Your franchisees are operating in England or Wales. Your business is registered in England or Wales.
  • You will provide all the relevant documentation that your solicitor requires to draft your agreement.
What happens if i'm not happy with the service?

If you are not happy with the service and you would like to make a complaint, you can:

  • Contact us. Our complaints procedure is here.
  • If you’re not satisfied with the way in which we deal with your complaint, you can complain to the Legal Ombudsman.
  • If you are concerned about a solicitor’s behaviour, you can raise a complaint with the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority.
What happens if I change my mind?

You can cancel the service at any time and for any reason within 14 days of purchase (the ‘cooling-off period’). If you cancel within 14 days of purchase, you will receive a full refund.

However, if you asked for services to be provided during the cooling-off period, we will keep the necessary funds to cover the cost of the services provided up until the time you cancelled.

If you want to cancel the services after 14 days, you will not be entitled to a refund.

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2 years experience across

E-Commerce
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  • Sole Trader / Freelancers / Self-Employed
  • Microbusiness (up to 10 Employees)
  • Medium-sized business (up to 50 employees)

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