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Healys’ Franchise Disputes team is equipped to act for both franchisors and franchisees in the full range of franchise disputes. We take a clear and practical approach to our client's needs, ensuring that we understand the business plan and offer advice best suited to their commercial goals.

A franchise agreement is a complex contract that sets out a strict set of policies and procedures. These contracts can often last for a considerable period and affect a number of parties; and as is the case with any business contract, disputes can sometimes arise.  

Franchise disputes can include:

  • The non-payment of fees to a franchisor
  • A breach of policy or procedure that has been set out in a franchise agreement
  • The breach of intellectual rights set out in the franchise agreement
  • Franchisor or franchisee misrepresentation
  • Non-performance or breach of the franchisee’s/franchisor’s obligations that has been set out in the franchise agreement
  • Issues arising as a result of an exit from a franchise agreement
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How We Can Help

Should a dispute occur, our experienced franchise disputes team is on hand to help you reach a commercial resolution. Our specialist lawyers will 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 via cost-effective solutions tailored to support your business plans and enhance your commercial goals.

Our intent is always to settle matters by negotiation or, if the parties agree, by mediation, and our legal team has an excellent track record resolving disputes quickly and cost-effectively before they reach the court. However in the event that alternative dispute resolution is unsuccessful and litigation becomes necessary, we have significant experience instituting 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).

We offer the full range of funding options including fixed fees, conditional fee arrangements, after the event insurance and third party funding.

Please see information on funding your claim here.

If you feel you have a claim against your franchisee or franchisor, speak to our franchise dispute experts today.

Recommended by Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and Spears 500

Healys is accredited by the Legal 500 as a Leading Firm in Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation; with partners David Bailey (Head of Dispute Resolution), Nicholas Taylor and Robert Johnson individually accredited as Recommended Lawyers.

David Bailey and Robert Johnson are both named as Top Recommended Litigators in the Spears 500 guide to the best private client advisors, with Robert Johnson additionally accredited by Chambers & Partners as a Leading Individual.

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Healys lawyers don’t believe in legal jargon, but rather in having straightforward, open discussions, updating you every step of the way on the progress of your case.

Our Dispute Resolution team are able to offer practical and commercial advice, tailored to each individual client. Whether by litigation, negotiation or alternative dispute resolution, our aim is always to resolve disputes to the client’s satisfaction in as cost-effective and efficient a way as possible.

For more advice regarding Dispute Resolution & Litigation, please don’t hesitate to contact our specialist team today.


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