Tag: Franchising

Manzoor Ishani

One of the most respected franchising lawyers in the country, Manzoor Ishani has over 30 years’ experience of UK and international licensing, franchising and distribution law. The respected ‘Chambers’ and Partners’ guide to the legal profession ranks Manzoor in the top five franchise lawyers in the country praising his ‘stellar reputation’. Manzoor, who is a member …

Kiall Bagnell

Kiall Bagnell undertakes the full range of corporate commercial work with a considerable amount of experience dealing with share and asset acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and general contractual advice with clients ranging from start-ups to larger private and public companies. Kiall also has particular expertise in franchising; advising franchisors and franchisees on …

Leigh Head

Leigh Head undertakes the full range of corporate commercial legal work in wide range of sectors. Leigh is predominantly involved in general corporate and M&A work, including Private Equity transactions, banking, financial and corporate restructuring whilst retaining a number of music and media industry clients including Graphite Media Limited, Bestival and Camp Bestival; acting for …

Franchising: Our Top 10 tips

Franchising tips: Franchising has been lauded as a tried and tested way of growing a business by using the entrepreneurial skills and capital (without incurring debt or interest charges) of others. In this article, the ‘Godfather’ of Franchising, Manzoor Ishani, gives his Top 10 Tips for any aspiring Franchisor and what they should look out for. Competition – Find out …

The Essentials of a Franchise Agreement

Franchise solicitor Manzoor Ishani outlines what should be in a franchise agreement. A franchise agreement should achieve three fundamental objectives: FIRST: It should set out clearly what the franchisor has promised SECOND: it should seek to protect for the benefit of both franchisor and franchisee, the franchisor’s know-how and the brand THIRD: It should clearly …

The Franchise Agreement from the Buyer’s Perspective

Read & Watch: buyer’s perspective to franchise agreements. I often get asked by those buying a franchise, “What is the franchise agreement and what should be in it?” As a franchise solicitor I have come across some interesting scenarios, so let me explain  below or you can watch the short video below. When you buy a franchise, …

Walking away from a Franchise

It’s a situation I come across a lot: a franchisee has walked away from his franchise only a short time after signing the franchise agreement because he’s not happy with the way things are going. Good move or bad move? Well it can be either, depending on how you look at it. Undoubtedly the advice …

Buy a franchise – a 10 step guide

Franchise lawyers Manzoor Ishani and Leigh Head guide you through 10 steps when buying a food franchise After selecting a franchise, there are a number of matters you should address before you open for business. This article gives you some of the required steps and the order in which they should be taken to help …