Knights Professional Services Ltd

At Knights, we take time to understand our clients’ business needs, objectives and goals and tailor our approach accordingly. Our highly experienced professionals provide advice, not options. Our approach is to provide a cost effective and efficient service, whilst providing bespoke advice. Our team handles matters proactively, practically and commercially and always take into account the client’s tactical position and strategic objective.

Franchise Services

We have a dedicated team of specialist franchise advisors with a vast array of franchise experience gained in both private practice and in house operating across a variety of sectors including hospitality, retail, leisure, care, education, professional practices, personal care and tuition.
We are proud to work with a number of leading brands both nationally and internationally from the franchise sector and to work alongside as a preferred advisor industry experts such as banks, development consultants and trade bodies.

We offer a wide range of legal services to franchisors and franchisees to include:
• Setting up and structuring franchise businesses within the UK;
• Drafting and advising on franchise agreements, master franchise agreements, area development agreements, disclosure documents and related documents;
• Brand Protection and Reputation Management;
• International expansion advice
• Auditing franchisors pre-contractual material and advising on misrepresentation actions;
• Franchise Dispute resolution;
• Devising and implementing tactics to deal with non-compliant franchisees;
• Advising on termination rights, including seeking and defending Interim injunctive relief;
• Franchise Renewals;
• Sale and Purchase of franchise businesses;
• Mediation and Arbitration;
• Commercial lease renewals, assignments and related transactions;
• Exit and/ Investment Advice for Growing networks

We are also supported by specialists in premises licensing, regulatory compliance tax and HR to address those needs for your networks.

Our clients range from established franchisors, operators of multi-brand multi-unit franchises to new entrants to the UK and those pivoting businesses to franchise.

Contact Details:

Fiona Boswell, Franchise Specialist Partner and QFP EWIF Midlands Regional Chair

Knights Professional Services Ltd

T: 07824 62134


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