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.
12th March 2019
Starting a franchise can be an exciting business opportunity. As a franchisor, establishing a franchise network can be a rewarding way to expand a successful business in the UK and abroad. As a franchisee, purchasing a franchise allows for the chance to manage a business with the security of an established brand and the support of a client network. Continue reading »
27th February 2019
A recent judgment handed down by the Technology and Construction Court in the case of Freeborn & Another –v- Marcal  EWHC XXX TCC is of wide-spread significance to those who commission construction professionals. Continue reading »
3rd January 2019
When a firm set up two websites that had names close to those of a competitor’s registered trade marks, it was making an expensive mistake, as a recent High Court decision shows. Continue reading »
6th November 2018
Worldwide freezing orders are an essential means by which dissipation of wrongfully obtained money and assets can be effectively prevented. However, as an important High Court ruling showed, such orders are worth little more than the paper they are written on if they are obtained without full and fair disclosure of evidence. Continue reading »
12th April 2019
Healys is pleased to announce the addition of Eleanor Richards to their expanding team in Brighton. Continue reading »
5th April 2019
4th April 2019
Healys is pleased to announce that we advised our client, Monarch Partnership, on the acquisition of Energy Intelligence Centre (EIC) and T-Mac Technologies in a transaction that will make our client one of the UK’s largest utility consultancies. Continue reading »
26th March 2019
From Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th May 2019, Managing Partner, Dino Skinner and colleagues Ros Edwards and Jack Wingrove, will be taking part in the Seven Port Challenge which will consist of reaching the Seven Ports of Shoreham Port, Portsmouth, Caen (Ouistreham), Honfleur, Fecamp, Dieppe & Newhaven, on a 180 mile bike ride. Continue reading »
20th March 2019
On Thursday 14th March, The National Care Association hosted its first ‘The Inspector Calls’ event at the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff, in Bournemouth. Representing small and medium sized care providers and affiliated local associations, National Care Association is a leading body that liaises with national Government at a political and departmental level, Local Government and key stakeholder groups including the NHS and CQC to support care employers and employees. Continue reading »