The expansion of a business through franchising or licensing to develop a network both nationally and internationally is an attractive strategy for growth into today’s competitive environment.
Finding the right structure for growth and to protect the brand is important to potential franchisors with the appropriate commercial contracts being put into place to act as a template for the franchisor’s business.
In acting for franchisees, it is important to ensure that they have received practical advice on the legal relationship with the franchisor and our team have a thorough understanding of issues which may arise and can assist you in advising on the franchise relationship, as well as the potential sale or exit objectives in due course.
Our franchise lawyers provide specialist legal advice and support to franchisors, master franchisees and franchisees across many industries. This expertise comes from services to both brand name franchisors and newly established franchisors wishing to expand through models of franchising or licensing.
Our specialist knowledge of the franchising sector and sound practical, commercial advice means you can concentrate on making your business successful and profitable.
Along with services to franchisors, we also act for franchisees either at the outset of the relationship, during the existence of the franchise business or upon termination or exit.
From start-up and emerging franchisor companies to well established franchisors, Mundays can assist at each stage of growth. Our services include:
Our specialist franchise colleagues provide additional advice on:
We regularly advise on a range of franchisees including high street retailers, franchises in the printing, ophthalmic and leisure industries and a variety of other industries. Our services include:
As a long-standing affiliate member of the British Franchise Association, Mundays supports the BFA’s aims to promote ethical franchising. Mundays is also a founding member of Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF).
We work closely with other professionals including accountants, insurance brokers, banks and franchise consultants to assist with the preparation of financial models, identification of resources, territory allocation, recruitment and training, marketing, businesses for sale and corporate structuring.
Our specialists in other departments can advise both franchisors and franchisees on: how best to handle disputes between franchise parties and if necessary how to bring the relationship to an end the provisions of any lease forming part of the franchise and any other property issues which may arise.
The Franchising team has been acknowledged in Chambers & Partners 2015 as a leading firm UK wide. Client say :”Excellent performance. They have very good industry knowledge and commercial understanding, and they respond to queries the same day."
Chambers & Partners 2015
Mundays team is “celebrated for its impressive client service. Broad experience across many client sectors, including retail, hairdressing and construction.”
"Its franchise expertise and specific knowledge of our company are second to none. It takes the time to understand the specifics of our sector and give flexible commercial advice."
"I have been very satisfied with the depth of knowledge of the Mundays team, which is why I continued to work with them."
Chambers and Partners 2014
"Mundays offers more than 30 years of franchising experience, and its multi-faceted team provides a full service to both franchisors and franchisees. Clients note that one of the team's key strengths, is its ability to advise on "all aspects of running a franchise network." High-profile clients include TM Lewin, Prontaprint and Chicken Cottage."
Chambers and Partners UK 2013
Cobham-based Mundays LLP recently advised on franchising agreements in Kenya, Tanzania and Malaysia. Clients include T.M. Lewin, Clarks and Prontaprint.
Legal 500 2013