Franchisor Agreements

We help businesses of all sizes with professionally crafted, bespoke franchisor agreements.

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How does a Franchise work in the UK?

In the UK, there are no specific laws governing how a franchise is run. This makes it even more important to have a franchise agreement in place which sets out the rights and obligations of both parties.

A franchise agreement will typically include things like the franchisor granting the franchisee access to certain intellectual property, such as trade marks or a business name, in exchange for an up-front fee. It will also set out how the franchisee is expected to operate their business, including any restrictions on what products or services they can offer.

In general, a franchise works by the franchisor granting certain rights to a franchisee, who in turn operate their business under the franchisor’s brand name and guidelines. This allows a franchisee to benefit from the reputation of an already established brand, while also allowing them to be independent from the franchisor. It is important that both parties understand their respective rights and obligations.

At Neathouse Partners, we are experts in drawing up franchise agreements so that all parties understand their roles and responsibilities.

Protecting the relationship between franchisee and franchisor

When it comes to franchises, you’ll hear the terms ‘franchisee’ and ‘franchisor’ used regularly. The franchisor is the party who grants the franchisee with rights to operate a business using their intellectual property and ideas. The franchisee is then responsible for running the business under the franchisor’s name and guidelines.

It is vitally important that there is a clear agreement between both parties which sets out the terms of their relationship, including any restrictions or obligations. This ensures that both parties understand their rights and responsibilities, which is key to protecting the franchisee-franchisor relationship.

A franchise agreement is an enforceable contract between the franchisor and the franchisee which sets out their respective rights and obligations. It will typically cover areas such as intellectual property, fees, control of the business operations and termination provisions.

The terms of a franchise agreement should be carefully considered by both parties to ensure that all points are understood and that the agreement is legally binding. It should also provide provisions for both parties to resolve any disputes which may arise in the future.

It is important to have a legally binding document in place to protect the franchisor-franchisee relationship, and the terms of a franchise agreement should be discussed with an experienced legal advisor.

At Neathouse Partners, we help businesses of all sizes protect their interests with franchisor agreements. We have extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on franchisor agreements so that your business can be protected.

Benefits of having an effective franchisor contract:

Setting out clear responsibilities and expectations for all parties Identify any risks and liabilities associated with the franchise Ensure that both parties understand the agreement
Provide protection for the franchisor’s intellectual property rights Establish rules regarding termination of the agreement Neathouse Partners provide advice and assistance in preparing franchisor agreements so that all parties are protected

Why Neathouse Partners?

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Renowned expertise

Our team comprises of industry leaders and specialists dedicated to staying ahead of the curve in the latest Employment Law, Health & Safety and HR developments.

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Services tailored to you

A fully bespoke 1-2-1 client-adviser model, offering a dedicated, fully qualified and experienced advisor to each client, who can handle all documentation and queries on their behalf.

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Fixed fees

We base our prices on fixed monthly retainers, so you and your business receive an unlimited service without unexpected bills. This helps you to budget for your HR and Employment Law spend.

What our clients say about us

As a company, we have used Neathouse for a number of years. The service throughout has been exceptional. All matters are dealt with in a prompt and efficient manner. James and Gwyn are always on hand to deal with any issues and have provided detailed employment contracts, staff handbooks and advised on complex matters. I would highly recommend Neathouse as a trusted HR partner.

Amanda Chalmers Executive Assistant Stretton Capital
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A great service - fast, professional and friendly with accurate information on all things HR.
Full outsourced HR service is provided giving us peace of mind that we remain compliant

Steve Griffith Business Manager St Gerard's School Trust
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“Having used the services of Neathouse Partners for many years, I’m confident to say that their employment law advice is commercial and focused on the answer rather than the journey! I have recommended the team to many other businesses and have never heard a bad word said.”

Scott Young Director - Corporate Services RedEye

The experts on hand have been exceptional, their service is excellent and such value for money. If you are considering outsourcing your HR then I recommend you do.

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Frequently asked questions about Neathouse Partners.

What geographical areas does Neathouse Partners cover?

We offer services to all businesses and organisations located in England, Wales and Scotland.

Does Neathouse Partners cover my industry?

We provide HR and employment law services across a range of industries, including:

  • Health and social care 
  • Retail
  • Hospitality and leisure
  • Charities
  • Construction
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Healthcare

Visit our industries page for more information on the sectors we cover. If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch and we'll let you know if we can cover your industry.

What makes Neathouse Partners different from other service providers?

We pride ourselves on our professional yet personal service, and build close working relationships with our clients so that we remain accountable for the advice we give. We provide personalised solutions to our clients, tailoring them to their unique business challenges while making them compliant with UK employment law and HR best practices. 

As a business owner, you need to focus on what’s really important to your business, with the peace of mind that we're looking after your HR requirements. We draft, edit and prepare your documents on your behalf, so that you can focus on your business knowing you’re fully compliant. 

We're a small collective of specialist qualified employment lawyers and HR experts, delivering an outcome-focused end-to-end service that helps you to operate at your best and comply with both UK law and HR best practices. 

You’ll be given your own personal HR Consultant or Employment Lawyer, who'll take their time to really get to know you, your business, and how you operate. This enables us to support what’s right for your business, whenever you need it. Our unique offering of lawyer-led employment law services, combined with expert HR advice, means that we can provide a seamless and consistent service to our clients. Unlike other companies offering HR solutions, our services always come at a fixed cost, enabling you to easily budget for your HR requirements, with no financial surprises later down the line. There’s no usage limits and no hidden extras. You can rest assured that all of your HR and employment law requirements are covered.

Which sizes of companies does Neathouse Partners help?

Neathouse Partners caters to a diverse clientele, accommodating the needs of everyone from small businesses with a single employee to large-scale organisations with 7,000 or more employees.

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