Owen White are commercial solicitors based in the Thames Valley. Our key practice areas are: Corporate & Business, Franchising, Dispute Resolution, Property Disputes, Property Development, Property Joint Ventures, Commercial Property, Brand Protection and Employment.
We are one of the leading franchise specialists in the UK with over 40 years’ experience of advising franchisors and franchisees. We are highly rated in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Guide 2020 for Franchising. We act for approaching 100 franchisor brands and we have been Affiliate Members of the British Franchise Association since 1977.
Jane Masih heads the Franchise Team at Owen White. Jane has in excess of 30 years’ experience of advising franchisors in the development of their franchise networks, including drafting Franchise Agreements and Master Licence Agreements, acting in the sale and purchase of franchise businesses and intellectual property matters.
Jane has served as a non-executive Director of the British Franchise Association (bfa). Jane regularly speaks on franchising at seminars and conferences and writes articles on various aspects of franchising.
In 2018, she became managing director of the firm and is also a non-executive director of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group and Chair of Governors at a local pre-preparatory school.
Russell Ford handles franchise disputes and has acted for numerous franchisees on misrepresentation issues, claims for damages for breach of contract and negligent advice by franchisors. Russell Ford is recognised as a Band 1 Lawyer in the Chambers & Partners Guide 2020.