Franchise Agreement Review Service

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Franchise Agreement Review Service

If you are considering buying or investing in a franchise, we offer a fixed fee franchise agreement review service. This gives you a detailed written report to guide you through the implications of the franchise agreement before you commit to the investment.

While many franchisors will be reluctant to accept changes to the franchise agreement, it is vital that a new franchise owner has a clear understanding of the scope of legal obligations that will apply when a franchise agreement is signed.

Unlike an employment contract, a franchise agreement is likely to require the franchisee to commit to a minimum initial term (typically for 5 years).

As well as our franchise agreement review service, we also offer a full range of franchising law services for franchisees, franchisors and franchisee action groups.

What is included in our franchise agreement review service

Our fixed fee franchise agreement review service includes:

  • A review of the franchise agreement by one of our experienced franchise lawyers
  • A comprehensive written report outlining principal terms and highlighting any unusual or onerous provisions
  • A follow-up telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have

How much does it cost?

Our franchise agreement review service costs £750 plus VAT (£900 inclusive of VAT). We will issue an invoice for £900 on completion of the report.

How our franchise agreement review service works

If you would like to instruct us to review a franchise agreement:

  • Send us a copy of the franchise agreement to be reviewed, together with any relevant additional documentation relating to the franchise agreement.
  • Ask us any specific questions or comments you would like us to deal with in our report.
  • Provide us with your contact details (email, home address and telephone number).
  • Pay the fixed fee of £750 plus VAT (£900 inclusive of VAT). We will issue an invoice for £900 on completion of the report.

We aim to send you the completed report within 5 to 7 working days from the date of receipt of the agreement and fixed fee payment.

Why choose IBB Owen White for help with your franchise agreement?

The Franchising Law team at IBB Owen White can offer you:

  • High level expertise and extensive experience across the full range of franchising law matters
  • Experience acting for approaching 100 franchisor brands, with the team having been Affiliate Members of the British Franchise Association since 1977
  • Independently accredited expertise, with the team being highly rated in both the Legal 500 2022 and Chambers & Partners Guide 2022 for Franchising
  • Jane Masih is recognised in the Hall of Fame in the Legal 500 2022 Guide and as a Band 1 Franchise Lawyer in the Chambers & Partners Guide 2022
  • Russell Ford is recognised as a Band 1 Franchise Lawyer in the Chambers & Partners Guide 2022
  • Lynsey Smith is described as a “force to be reckoned with” in the Legal 500 2022 Guide

Client testimonials

“I recently enlisted the services of Jane Masih to advise me on a franchise agreement I was considering entering into.  The opinion I received was both timely, comprehensive and allowed me to go back to the Franchisor with real, added value comments.  I would advise anyone seeking to enter such an agreement to get it thoroughly checked out and without question, Jane exceeded our expectations on this front.  I will most definitely seek Jane’s opinion on legal matters arising as the business develops.”

“I engaged Jane Masih of Owen White to review a complex franchise agreement prior to the purchase of a business to business franchise. Being new to the world of franchising; I was unaware of the contractual obligations of such agreements, and was extremely thankful for the detailed and thorough advice I received from Jane. The advice enabled me to make an informed decision on whether to go ahead with the purchase by detailing ongoing obligations (royalties, marketing budgets, etc), and the likely implications of terminating the agreement. I would not hesitate to recommend Jane Masih for legal counsel relating to contracts of this type.”

Contact our franchise lawyers

To discuss your requirements with a member of our Franchise Law team, please call 03456 381381 or email