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Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

Franchising

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What the team is known for

Provides excellent support across the full spectrum of franchising law, including acquisitions, sales, terminations and licence renewals. Advises franchisors and also franchisees on associated matters concerned with property, tax and employment. Acts on behalf of a broad client base drawn from industries including finance, retail and food.

Strengths

Clients praise the firm's "strong legal knowledge and experience."

Work highlights

Assisted Puccino's Worldwide with the negotiation of new franchise agreements and the renewal of agreements for existing franchisees.

Notable practitioners

Angus MacLeod routinely advises on contractual matters for high-profile clients in the finance, telecommunications, and food and drink industries, among others. He primarily assists with the termination, renewal and redrafting of franchise agreements, as well as franchise-related disputes.

Martin O'Neill is noted for his adept representation of franchisors and franchisees in a range of commercial matters, including licence renewals and franchise expansions. He advises on franchises across a range of industries, particularly leisure, retail and food.
"He has good legal knowledge and pays attention to the details."

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Overview

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP’s Franchising team has a diverse mix of accredited experts with decades of experience in the industry. We help advise if franchising is a good fit for you.

Franchises are not for everyone and the creation of a good franchise relationship is a two way process. Not only do prospective franchisees need to fit the ethos of the franchise they are buying, but franchisors also want to ensure that their brand name and network are protected by suitable franchisees.

The experience of our specialist team includes:

  • franchise business development
  • franchise agreements
  • area development and master franchises
  • resolution of franchise disputes
  • sales and acquisitions of franchise businesses
  • confidentiality agreements
  • pre-purchase agreements
  • due diligence for both franchisors and franchisees.

We act for franchising clients (both franchisees and franchisors) across the UK and beyond.

We were one of the first legal firms in Scotland to become affiliated to the  as professional franchising advisor. We have many years of experience in franchising, and our lawyers are straightforward, straight-talking advisors. Our franchising team includes lawyers from a variety of different disciplines such as commercial and corporate, dispute resolution, property, employment and tax.

Members

MacLeod, Angus (Head of Department)

Docherty, Steven

O'Neill, Martin

Industries

Commercial & professional services

Financial services

Food & drink providers

Private clients

Franchising

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

firm
Location

302 St Vincent Street

Glasgow

Glasgow City

UK

G2 5RZ

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Scotland

Franchising


Angus MacLeod
Band 1
Martin O'Neill
Band 1