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Retail, franchising & distribution

Our business is to understand your business and to provide you with legal advice across the board: acquiring or disposing of properties, advising you on employment matters, providing corporate advice, or dealing with commercial litigation. We have a team of specialised lawyers who will provide you with advice and representation tailored to your needs. Our aim is to understand your business and then provide you with the legal services you need to run your business effectively.

Whether you have a successful business model that you'd like to replicate in new and unfamiliar areas or just starting out in business and don't have the time or money to build your own market profile, franchising can be an attractive option. Equally, appointing an agent or a distributor in an unfamiliar market can be a good way of taking advantage of local knowledge to gain further markets for your products or services. All three options can be fraught with difficulty. You need someone to guide you through the options, the potential problems and the pitfalls, and to help identify further opportunities. 

At Kitsons we have a wealth of experience relating to the world of franchising and distribution. We act for both franchisors and franchisees and for distributors, principals and agents. Our experience covers a huge range of market sectors including motor industry, fast food, Post Offices, retail, photocopiers and reprographics, professional services, foodstuffs, catering as well as international distribution rights.

We'll take time to understand your needs and give you guidance on the decisions you have to make. Our wealth of practical experience means we have probably encountered any difficulties you come across many times before.  We believe in providing practical solutions that reflect the commercial realities of the world out there. 

We can help with:

  • Business advice
  • Franchise agreements (for both franchisee and franchisor)
  • Set-up and commencement
  • Variation and termination
  • Disputes and litigation
  • Sale and assignment
  • Distribution agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Agency compensation claims

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Exeter
01392 455555

Plymouth
01752 603040

Torquay
01803 202020

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