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  • Q. For how many terms will I be able to run a franchise?

    Author: Shelley Nadler

    answered by Shelley Nadler

    Legal director at Bird & Bird

    Shelley Nadler writes: Franchise agreements in the UK are often for a fixed term of five years, with rights to renew at the end of the term for either one or two...

  • Q. Why does a brand decide to franchise its concept?

    Author: Louise Harris

    answered by Louise Harris

    Head of strategic partnerships at easyStorage

    Louise Harris writes: Franchising a business is not always the right or easiest route to expansion - but done well it can be a win-win for all parties. If national or international...

  • Q. How does a franchisor select franchisees?

    Author: John Pratt

    answered by John Pratt

    Senior partner at specialist law firm Hamilton Pratt

    John Pratt writes: With great care - or at least they should select franchisees on that basis. The more picky a franchisor is in selecting franchisees, the better. As a rule of...

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