As members of the British Franchise Association, the Healys’ Franchise Disputes team provides a wide range of services for both franchisors and franchisees. We take a clear and practical approach to our client’s needs, ensuring that we understand the business plan and offer advice best suited for their commercial goals. Our specialised lawyers have extensive experience and specific expertise in this area, and will support and enhance your business plans every step of the way.
Like any business contract, disputes can arise. Especially as a franchise agreement is complex contract that can last for a considerable period and effect a large number of people. Often these contracts can set out a strict set of policies and procedures in order to conduct business. Should a dispute occur, our dispute resolution team are on hand to provide an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and set out your options moving forward. We will strive to protect your interests while reaching a cost-effective solution.
Franchise disputes can include:
Our intent is always to settle matters by negotiation or, if the parties agree, by mediation. Where that has failed, we have instituted High Court proceedings on behalf of both franchisors (in respect of the enforcement of non-competition clauses) and franchisees (in respect of damages for breach of contract and misrepresentation).
Speak to our franchise disputes solicitors today if you feel you have a claim against your franchisee or franchisor.
24th April 2020
25th March 2020
Earlier this month the Insolvency Service published its annual figures for the number of directors that it has disqualified in the twelve months to the end of February 2020. Continue reading »
23rd March 2020
If you are concerned about the enforceability of your business agreements in light of the Covid-19 outbreak then you need to take a close look at the terms of your commercial contracts. Continue reading »
12th February 2020
Boardroom disputes are a fact of corporate life. However, as a High Court ruling showed, careful reflection on the basis of legal advice – as opposed to knee-jerk reactions during conflict – is the best way to restore harmony. Continue reading »
3rd February 2020
The level of fraud crimes committed continue to rise within the UK. Continue reading »
3rd March 2021
During today’s Spring Budget announcement, the chancellor confirmed that he would boost support for home buyers through a mortgage guarantee.
Low-deposit mortgage accessibility has declined since the pandemic started, which has made home-ownership unreachable for many. But the government hopes that these plans will give more people the support and opportunity to buy their own homes.
It was also announced that the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday in England and Northern Ireland will be extended for purchases up to £500,000 until the 30th June, meaning home buyers avoid the stamp duty levy on purchases under that amount. After this date, the starting rate of Stamp Duty will be £250,000 until the end of September, before returning to the previous level of £125,000.
“In the end then the announcement was largely as anticipated, but for perhaps a few additional reveals here and there. In my view extending the SDLT holiday will provide a much needed crutch for the economy to rest its weight whilst its other limbs scramble for footing as we move out of lockdown. The tapering back of the SDLT thresholds is also an interesting development and one which I am in favour of. Suddenly stopping the SDLT holiday (whether at the end of March or the end of June) would have almost certainly lead to a shock to the market and to the economy as a whole. By delaying and then tapering back the SDLT limit (and introducing the 95% mortgages) the government clearly hopes to either stop that from happening completely or at least turn that cliff edge many have been talking about into a downward hill to an eventual (hopefully high) plateau. If property transactions do decline then by the time we all get to that plateau the economy will hopefully be ready to throw away its crutch and start running!
“In terms of the 95% mortgages, I think this is an excellent introduction, provided of course it is done safely. It will give many perfectly worthy potential homeowners the chance to achieve their dreams where previously they would have been priced out of the market. Much talk has been made of a lack of housing stock, but when has there ever been enough housing? Also, who says only the cash rich should be entitled to be homeowners? I think it helps provide a level playing field, and it is one that I am all for.”
Healys LLP are award winning conveyancing solicitors based in London, Brighton & Sussex. Our conveyancing solicitors have a vast amount of experience in property law and we deal with all aspects, including the purchases & sales of homes, freeholds, leaseholds, shared ownership schemes, remortgaging, lease extensions and more. For more legal updates or legal advice, please visit Healys LLP’s website.
25th January 2021
13th January 2021