Alicia West


Alicia is a solicitor in the litigation department and joined Owen White in September 2014.

Alicia works on a broad range of matters including franchising and commercial contract disputes for franchisors and franchisees, as well as owner managed businesses and individuals. Her work involves litigation, alternative dispute resolution and general advisory work.

Alicia has a wide range of experience in commercial disputes involving breach of contract, misrepresentation, enforcement of restrictive covenants and franchise agreements.

Examples of recent work and reported cases include:

  • Acting for a franchisee in proceedings issued in the High Court for fraudulent misrepresentation of financial projections in the franchisor’s prospectus.
  • Acting for a franchisor of a UK domiciliary care provider defending interim injunction proceedings and a claim for breach of contract.
  • A & Others –v- Major High Street retailer [2017] High Court trial in a fraudulent misrepresentation claim. Settled confidentially after a 10-day trial.
  • Acting for a franchisor in claims by franchisees involving post-termination obligations and buy-back clauses contained within their franchise agreements.
  • Acting for an estate agent brand in insolvency proceedings involving setting aside of statutory demands.

Alicia has significant experience on advising clients on brand protection, intellectual property and data protection matters.

Alicia has experience of preparation and filing of trade mark applications in addition to enforcement of IP rights including trade mark opposition and invalidity actions at the Trade Mark Registry. Her work also involves assisting clients with passing off, copyright and domain name disputes.

Examples of recent work include:


  • Successfully defending opposition and invalidity proceedings brought against a UK fast food restaurant chain.
  • Drafting trade mark applications and advising on their intellectual property portfolio for a well-known care brand.

You can contact Alicia West directly via email
or you can telephone the main office on 01753 876800