Sherrards Solicitors

Manzoor Ishani

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Practice Areas

International and UK franchising, licensing and distribution. Over 40 years’ experience in UK and international distribution and franchising, including dispute resolution and joint ventures, assisting UK company franchises into over 30 countries. Manzoor has advised Clarks International, TDK, Pret a Manger, Stagecoach Theatre Arts plc, Early Learning Centres, New Covent Garden Soup Company, Domino's Pizza, The Met Office, Southern Fried Chicken, Jigsaw, Sketchley, Wincanton plc PSG Solutions plc, Surrey Police and Burger King.


Qualified 1976. In private practice 1976-2002. A senior partner at city firm, Adlers 1978-1992. A senior partner at Mundays 1992–2002. Main Board Director (International Development) Stagecoach Theatre Arts (Plc) 2002-2012. Senior Consultant with Sherrards since 2002.

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Regular contributor on legal aspects of franchising for UK and international publications. Published over 500 articles in five languages.