Franchising

We are among the largest and most experienced teams of specialist franchise lawyers in the UK.

Supported by a broad range of other specialist professionals, we advise franchisors and franchisees on all aspects of their businesses. Our advice is clear, accessible and designed to add real value helping you achieve your goals. 

Knights is an affiliate member of the British Franchise Association.

Our areas of expertise

  • Setting up a new franchise business
  • Advising on and drafting franchise documents of all types
  • Intellectual Property Rights (including trademark and software licences)
  • Acquisition of real estate and related options
  • Sale and purchase of franchised businesses
  • Advising on disputes both in the UK and internationally
  • Defending or pursuing claims for misrepresentation
  • Addressing compliance issues
  • Advising on franchise termination rights and how to keep business as normal when the unexpected happens
  • Injunctive and other emergency applications to protect intellectual property and enforce non-competition, confidentiality and other rights 

Meet the team

Gurmeet Jakhu Partner T:+44 (0) 1332 497612 M:+44 (0) 7464 545425
Andrew Pilkington Office Leader T:+44 (0) 1332 497606 M:+44 (0) 7469 852772
Karen Harrison Partner T:+44 (0) 1332 497617 M:+44 (0) 7392 081709
Sally Noon Associate T:+44 (0) 1332 497614 M:+44 (0) 7387 022908