Legal Advice

Directory of UK BFA approved franchise solicitors

The biggest mistake that prospective franchisees can make when buying a franchise is to not seek legal advice. The lack of legal advice is cited as one of the major reasons for franchisees failing. Cutting corners when it comes to using a lawyer when buying a franchise can be extremely costly in the long run. We cannot stress enough how important it is that all prospective franchisees take legal advice and that you only use a lawyer who specialises in franchising. Below is a list of all lawyers who are members of the British Franchise Association.

Featured Solicitor

Owen White

Owen White is one of the leading franchise specialists in the UK with over 40 years’ experience of advising franchisors and franchisees. Owen White’s franchising team is highly rated in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Guide 2020 for Franchising.

Office locations:

Slough, Berkshire - covers all of the UK


  • Ashfords

    Office locations:

    Bristol

  • Ashtons Legal

    Office locations:

    Norwich

  • Bird & Bird

    Office locations:

    London

  • Birketts

    Office locations:

     Cambridge & Ipswich

  • Boddy Matthews

    Office locations:

    Reigate, Surrey

  • Clarke Wilmott

    Office locations:

     Southampton

  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

    Office locations:

    London

  • Darwin Gray

    Office locations:

    Cardiff

  • DLA Piper

    Office locations:

    London, Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh

  • EMW

    Office locations:

    Milton Keynes

  • Fieldfisher

    Office locations:

    London

  • Foot Anstey

    Office locations:

    7 offices across the UK

  • Gateley

    Office locations:

    Manchester

  • Goldstein Legal

    Office locations:

    Windsor

  • Gowling WLG

    Office locations:

    Birmingham

  • Hamilton Pratt

    Office locations:

    Warwick

  • Higgs & Sons

    Office locations:

    Brierley Hill, West Midlands

  • Hutchinson Thomas Solicitors

    Office locations:

    Neath & Swansea

  • Knights Professional Services

    Office locations:

    Chester, Cheltenham, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Derby, Oxford, Hale & Colchester

  • Leathes Prior

    Office locations:

    Norwich

  • Mincoffs

    Office locations:

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Mundays

    Office locations:

    Cobham, Surrey

  • Myerson

    Office locations:

    Cheshire

  • Nina Moran Watson Solicitors

    Office locations:

    Tendring, Essex

  • Paris Smith

    Office locations:

    Southampton

  • Parker Bullen

    Office locations:

    Andover

  • Sherrards

    Office locations:

    London

  • Shoosmiths

    Office locations:

     Birmingham

  • Stevens & Bolton

    Office locations:

    Guildford, Surrey

  • TLT Solicitors

    Office locations:

    Bristol, London, Manchester. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast

  • Weightmans LLP

    Office locations:

    Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle.

  • Wright Johnston & MacKenzie

    Office locations:

    Glasgow

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