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Amy Leite

Partner 

Amy is a well-known expert in franchise law. She has dedicated 12 years to this field, focusing on various aspects of franchising. This includes guiding people interested in buying a franchise, aiding businesses in franchising their operations, and supporting both franchisees and franchisors in resolving issues like terminations and disputes.

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More About Amy

Amy began her career in a niche commercial law practice with a strong reputation in franchising and developed and led the franchise practices at several firms before becoming a consultant. In addition to her franchise expertise, Amy regularly advises employers in relation to both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. She has been described as a “safe pair of hands who protects her clients’ interests”.

Recent Work

  • Securing interim injunctions in the High Court to enforce post-termination restrictive covenants and delivery up obligations against a franchisee trading in breach. 

  • Acting for a franchisee in a fraudulent misrepresentation claim and securing over £250,000 in compensation.

  • Negotiating a multi-unit franchisee’s exit from the franchise network with the ability to continue trading independently.

  • Successfully defending two franchise guarantors against bankruptcy proceedings arising from a failed franchise business.

  • Successfully resolving a franchise dispute for a franchisee alleged to have breached a number of provisions of their franchise agreement to include failing to devote full time and attention to their business.

  • Advising and negotiating the deal for a master franchisee who is taking a master license for a restaurant concept to six different countries. 

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