I am a Legal Director in our Franchising, Licensing and Multi-Channel Strategies team in London, working closely with our clients to develop the most commercially effective expansion models and routes to market.
As a specialist franchise lawyer with over 25 years' experience, I have been retained as counsel for a number of household names in the retail, food and beverage sectors. I also advise leisure and services businesses including start-ups and established brands looking at multi-country expansion strategies. With particular expertise in structuring and developing franchise networks, I focus on the UK and emerging markets including India, the Middle East, the Far East, South East Asia, Russia and South America.
I also advise on multi-channel expansion strategies, IP ownership, protection and exploitation structures and commercial contracts including agency, distribution, wholesale, supply, confidentiality and know-how agreements together with domestic and international terms and conditions of sale.
You'll find me recognised as an expert in franchising in the Legal Business Guide to Legal Experts. Over the years, I have written many articles for the franchise trade press and the monthly 'Ask the Experts' column in What Franchise magazine, as well as co-writing the UK section of the Encyclopaedia of Franchising (Kluwer). I have also contributed to The Franchise Law Review. You can hear me speak at UK and international franchise and licensing seminars and British Franchise Association events.