Franchise Specialists

Owen White is one of the leading franchise specialists in the UK with over 35 years’ experience of providing legal advice to both franchisors and franchisees.

Our franchise solicitors are led by Jane Masih, and the team includes Russell Ford and Andrew Hayward.  The combined experience of three directors enables us to provide a complete franchise service with expertise in all aspects of franchising including:


  • Drafting Franchise and Master Licence Agreements
  • UK and EU competition law and relevant exemptions
  • International opportunities for exploitation of the franchise concept
  • Acquisition and sale of franchise networks
  • Franchise resales
  • Acquisition of premises
  • Franchise disputes and litigation
  • Franchisee Associations and Action Groups
  • Injunction proceedings

Franchisor Enquiries

If you are a prospective franchisor and would like to arrange a free, no obligation consultation at our office or to make a specific enquiry, please click here.

Franchise Agreement Review Service

If you are a prospective franchisee who is enquiring about our Review Service, please click here.

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“ The energie Group have worked with the team at Owen White for many years, both on assignments here in the UK and overseas. We have always found the team at Owen White to be very responsive to our needs, providing solid, practical advice in a range of often quite complex legal cases. In effect they form a valuable extension to our own senior team. I would confidently recommend them without reserve. ”
- Jan Spaticchia, Chairman & CEO of the energie Group