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Date Updated: 19-September-2016

Wright Johnston & MacKenzie supplier

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Wright Johnston & MacKenzie (WJM)

WJM was one of the first legal firms in Scotland to become affiliated to the British Franchise Association and has long-standing expertise in advising both franchisors and franchisees.
Recognised by Chambers' Guide to the Legal Profession as "commercially aware and dynamic" and staffed by "good practical people", WJM's multi-disciplinary franchise team has many years of experience in franchising.
Our lawyers are straightforward, straight-talking advisors. We operate a “no surprises” approach to fees, and pride ourselves in giving excellent service to our clients.
Franchise Services
Our services for franchisees include:
      • fixed-price reviews of standard franchise agreements, confidentiality agreements and pre-purchase agreements (including a face-to-face meeting) – contact us for details and a free no-obligation initial consultation
      • setting up new companies and partnerships
      • background checks on franchisors and their trademarks
      • franchise resales: whether you are buying or selling
      • leasing and buying property for use in a franchise
      • advice on the legal aspects of commercial borrowing and security
      • effective resolution of franchise disputes if things go wrong
Our services for franchisors include:
      • establishing and structuring franchise networks
      • writing franchise agreements, confidentiality agreements and pre-purchase agreements that work
      • obtaining, licensing and protecting trade marks, copyright and other forms of intellectual property
      • franchise business development
      • area development and master franchises
      • managing UK-wide franchise property portfolios
      • international expansion
      • effective resolution of franchise disputes
Other services:
WJM is one of Scotland’s leading full-service commercial law firms, and our franchising team has access to a wealth of expertise in all areas of law. Whether you have a question about employment law, inheritance tax or a customer who isn’t paying, we have experts who can help. We also provide a personalised private client service for business owners.

We regularly act for clients in England & Wales, and internationally. We have several dual-qualified solicitors in our team, allowing a seamless service for clients whose business interests cross the Border. We have helped many franchisors prepare franchise documentation to meet the unique requirements of Scots law.

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