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 »
27th May 2020
24th April 2020
18th March 2020
Healys LLP is monitoring developments concerning Covid-19 to ensure the wellbeing and health of its staff and clients, in line with current guidelines from Public Health England. Our offices remain open but a number of people are working remotely and we will continue to meet our clients’ needs. In the event we are required to close, we will continue to provide a service as best and practicably as possible. Continue reading »
11th March 2020
In the legal case of Freeborn v De Almeida Marcal, Healys professional negligence solicitors Jerome O’Sullivan and Daniel Winslow represented client Philip Freeborn in trial. As a result, the client succeeded and received £1.5 million in damages.