Agency, distribution & franchise agreements

Our commercial solicitors will help you choose the right route to expand your business.

Once your business is established, you’ll want it to grow. Franchising, agency and distribution agreements can all hold significant advantages for businesses – but are any of them right for you? Fortunately, we’ve got the expertise to help you decide.


A franchising agreement can help your business to expand more quickly than if you had to set up new operations in different areas from scratch. The franchisor sells the right to use its business model and brand products or services to another person or business – called the franchisee. The franchisee gets the benefits of working with a known brand and the goodwill that comes with it. For the franchisor, the money paid by franchisees can be used to develop the brand and business.

Agency and distribution agreements

If you want to break into new markets, agency or distribution agreements can sometimes be the best way to move your business forward. Agencies find customers in new markets for you – and you pay them for their services. In a distribution agreement, you sell your products to a distributor, and they then sell them on to new customers in a new market area.

How we can help

Franchising, agency and distribution agreements can all be great ways to develop your business. But as with any business deal, there are lots of things to think about. You’ll want to have an experienced legal team to advise and support you. We can help you to decide what’s right for you and help you to understand the issues facing you as you take your business forward.

Focussed on you

When you work with Tees, we’ll take the time to really understand what you want to achieve for your business. We’ll help you decide whether franchising, distribution or agency agreements are for you. We’ll use our expertise to make sure that we come up with practical solutions that are based on your needs and goals.

Recent successes for clients

Our experience covers a wide range of industries, from technology to manufacturing, retail and more.  Recently we’ve worked with a manufacturer and software developer on setting up distribution networks in the US and Europe. We’ve also supported a major hair salon chain in managing its franchising arrangements.

A seamless service

All our business customers have a solicitor so you’ll always know who to contact when you need to talk to us. We’ll work efficiently and keep a close eye on costs. We’ll advise and support you every step of the way – and we’ll always explain everything in plain English, so you know exactly where you’re taking your business.

What to do next

When you come to us for help with franchising, agency or distribution agreements, we’ll build our service around your needs. To find out more, call us for a confidential discussion. Tell us what you want to achieve and we’ll let you know how we can help.

Call our Company and Commercial solicitors on 0800 0131165

For an initial consultation at no obligation. Alternatively, please fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will contact you.

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