Solicitors in Windsor, Berkshire, Surrey and London
Goldstein Legal is a leading commercial and franchising law firm based in Windsor, Berkshire, near London, UK.
Established in 2006, our solicitors combine expert legal advice with a friendly approach for small and medium-sized business.
We specialise in:
- Business and commercial law
- Advice for franchisors
- Franchise agreement review
- Franchise contract review
- Franchising – advice for franchisees
- Franchise Agreement for clients buying a franchise
- Employment law – for employers
- Employment law – for employees
- Commercial property
- Brand Licensing and Intellectual Property
“At Goldstein legal we offer our clients the kind of cutting-edge legal expertise that they expect from top commercial lawyers. What makes us different is that we handle every case with the care and attention we’d employ if we were doing the work for ourselves. We think it’s this personal approach that really helps to take the stress out of important commercial legal transactions. To see how we can help your business, phone us for a no-fee initial consultation on 01753 865165 or email us here.”
Roz Goldstein, Founder, Goldstein Legal
We are British Franchise Association affiliated lawyers, so we understand the requirements and expectations of the BFA, and we have the experience in franchising needed to support your business.
If you are considering expanding your business through franchising:
- Our franchising lawyers expert insight into what makes a successful, growing enterprise work in the franchise sector means we are perfectly placed to offer support and advice. Our franchise consultancy service can help you decide whether franchising is right for your business and take you step by step through other options such as brand licensing and product distribution.
- If you decide that franchising is the best way forward for your business, our consultants and solicitors can offer advice through every part of the process, including: market analysis, forecasts and budgets and project management. We can also advise you on marketing and franchisee recruitment.
- Once you’re ready to launch, our experienced legal team can produce a franchise agreement which is tailor-made for your business, and written in plain, accessible, jargon-free English.
- You can rest assured that your franchise contract will be in a form that works for you, protects your interests, and will be a useful tool as you build your business.
- We provide legal support in all aspects of your business, helping you to ensure its long-term health. This can include drafting and negotiating master franchise agreements, amending and advising on existing franchise agreements; and advising and assisting with franchisee disputes and franchise agreement terminations
- We frequently act for franchisors who are expanding overseas, creating international franchise agreements for international markets
For people who are thinking about becoming a franchisee:
- For a fixed price we will provide an easy-to-follow report on your franchise with all the key terms summarised and any “problem” areas clearly highlighted
For existing franchisees who are experiencing problems:
- We have a proven track-record of supporting clients who are in dispute with franchisors, frequently negotiating an exit which relieves the client of any further liabilities under their franchise agreement.
Business law – without the jargon
We are well-placed to support you on business and commercial law. Our commercial lawyers have years of experience in drafting commercial agreements, including business sale and purchase agreements, contracts with suppliers and customer terms and conditions.
We also provide expert legal advice for start-ups, we can help you with shareholder agreements and partnership agreements.
When it comes to drafting the documents, contracts and terms and conditions, our ability to write in easy-to-read plain English means you can get on with running your business.
The seemingly never-ending stream of UK and EU employment legislation can be a real challenge for employers.
Goldstein Legal’s employment lawyers can help steer you through the employment law minefield, compromise agreements, advising on disciplinary and grievance procedures, sickness absence, parental leave, discrimination, and all other hot topics.
We ensure you have the right contracts and terms in place for the right people.
We regularly assist employers facing Employment Tribunal claims.
Our expert employment lawyers can advise you on your legal rights, and help you to resolve disputes with your employer on the best possible terms, whether through compromise agreements, negotiation, or through bringing an Employment Tribunal claim.
Why is property so important to business?
For many businesses, property is their single biggest asset – and often their largest liability. Timescales are often critical and, if not managed effectively, a property transaction can be a stressful and expensive experience.
How can Goldstein Legal help?
Goldstein Legal commercial lawyers is experienced in representing landlords and tenants in commercial property transactions, particularly in the retail and restaurant sectors.
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, our friendly, responsive, jargon-free approach to negotiation ensures you’re kept up to date at every stage of the process.
With so many companies competing for market-share, building a competitive brand is crucial to your success. In order to keep customer-loyalty and generate brand value, a strong, consistent presence is essential.
Many businesses mistakenly assume that registering a domain name will protect their trademark. Unfortunately this is not the case. In a worst case, this can leave you having to change your business name in the face of a trade mark infringement action.
At Goldstein Legal we have specialist intellectual property lawyers. We can advise you on trade marks, copyright and other intellectual property, so you can get on with building your market presence.
As well as trademark cases, we regularly support clients who are developing their business through brand licensing. For many businesses, licensing can be a suitable alternative to franchising and we are well-positioned to advise you on the best route to take.