The firm was established in 2004 by John Pratt who had been managing partner of Pinsent Masons, a top 15 UK law firm, but who believed that a more focused and cost effective approach to advising those involved in franchising was required than could be offered by a law firm that did not specialise in this area.
Although the majority of the firm’s work is advising franchisors, the firm also provides advice to prospective franchisees and franchisees who have encountered difficulties with their franchise. Hamilton Pratt represents franchisees where difficult questions of law arise or where there has been “bad behaviour” from their franchisor.
Fay has been with Hamilton Pratt since 2014. Fay assists franchise clients with the commercial aspects of their business, including franchise agreements, franchise resales and renewals and intellectual property