Distribution, Agency and Franchise

Distribution, Agency and Franchise

There are now many different channels to market available to businesses.  Local distributors and agents will often have valuable knowledge about certain target markets or jurisdictions. Business might therefore need to consider appointing an agent or distributor in relation to the sale of its goods and services within a certain jurisdiction, particularly where that business has little or no existing presence.

Our team advise clients on the contractual agreements that allow them to get their products to customers in an efficient, cost-effective and compliant manner.  We assist domestic and international clients in setting up new routes to market, establishing or restructuring international distribution networks, advising on internet retailing operations, franchise agreements and dealing with exports, imports and parallel trade issues.

We advise on all elements of distribution, agency and franchise agreements including:

  • Application and impact of relevant legislation
  • Preparation and negotiation of contractual terms
  • Exclusivity, minimum purchasing requirements and other competition law issues
  • Product liability issues
  • Limitations on liability
  • Commission mechanisms
  • Termination and settlement of commercial agency arrangements

If you have a query or would like to book an appointment please get in touch with our team on 01256 320555 or email mail@clarkeandson.co.uk.


  • will-anderson

    Will Anderson

    Corporate Commercial Director

  • Nigel Tranah

    Corporate  Commercial Solicitor

  • Rupert Wright

    Corporate Commercial Solicitor

  • Liberty Nicholas

    Corporate Commercial Solicitor

  • Pauline Wilkinson

    Legal Secretary

  • Peter Turner