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One of the most respected franchise lawyers in the country, Manzoor Ishani has over 30 years' experience of UK and international licensing, franchising and distribution law. Manzoor is based in London and St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Is Franchising The Right Model For The Growth of Your Business?

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.  It has also sometimes misguidedly been promoted as a solution for ailing businesses. The  ‘Godfather’ of Franchising, Manzoor Ishani, gives his Top 10 Tips for any …

Is Franchising The Right Model For The Growth of Your Business?

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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 …

Franchising: Our Top 10 tips

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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 …

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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, …

The Franchise Agreement from the Buyer’s Perspective

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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 …

Buy a franchise – a 10 step guide

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Sherrards in the driving seat on new Aston Martin, McLaren and Jaguar Land Rover site

Sherrards’ long term client, Cambria Automobiles plc, recently bought a new site in Hatfield, Hertfordshire for the construction and development of 3 flagship car showrooms for high end brands Aston Martin, McLaren and Jaguar Land Rover. The state of the art buildings needed complex legal and planning advice to make sure they were fit for …

Sherrards in the driving seat on new Aston Martin, McLaren and Jaguar Land Rover site

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Sherrards helps sell the UK’s oldest Volvo dealership

Sherrards’ corporate team worked with their clients, the owners of Fawcetts Garages (Newbury) Limited, on the sale of the entire issued share capital of the company together with the sale of the freehold premises from the owner’s pension fund.  A family owned business for almost 40 years, the sale to Waylands Automotive Limited sees the …

Sherrards helps sell the UK’s oldest Volvo dealership

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