Helping you open the window of opportunity.


A franchise is essentially the grant by one person (the franchisor) to another (the franchisee) of the right to operate a business, using the franchisor’s brand name and business model. Franchising is becoming an increasingly popular way to fund growth and expansion in the absence of traditional bank lending.

LCF Law’s franchising team have significant experience in advising franchisors and franchisees of all sizes. We have advised on the establishment and roll-out of franchising operations in sectors as varied as letting agents, employment services, loss adjusting, renewable energy consultancy, and packaging solutions.

Our team can draft and advise upon robust franchise (or licensing) agreements, ancillary documents such as confidentiality agreements, pilot franchise side letters, and master franchise agreements, as well as dealing with IP registration and property matters common to franchise relationships.