Richard James is a corporate lawyer in our Company Commercial team, specialising in franchising including domestic & International work. Richard...
Richard James is a corporate lawyer in our Company Commercial team, specialising in franchising including domestic & International work. Richard James is a corporate law specialist adept at helping businesses grow and achieve their ambitions, with a wealth of experience in advising businesses and individuals on commercial transactions. With considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions and described by Legal 500 as an expert in the commercial exploitation of intellectual property and franchising. Previously with a UK top-50 international law firm, based in the City of London and now a Partner at Boyce Hatton Solicitors.
Sector and industry experience includes: technology & media, franchising, retail, healthcare, food & drink, energy & utilities and not-for-profit.
Richard is one of only a handful of franchise law specialists throughout the UK, having been involved in franchising for over 15 years; recently established the first health and safety franchise in the UK, alongside work for well-known brands and advice to prospective franchisees, and was recently recommended for the fourth time in the latest 2022 edition of Legal 500.
Particular specialisms include: mergers & acquisitions, reorganisations and corporate restructuring, domestic and international joint ventures, investment and distribution arrangements, private equity and corporate finance, in addition to franchising (for both franchisees and franchisors), start up advice and exit strategies.