John Pratt


John is the senior partner of Hamilton Pratt, Europe’s largest specialist franchise law firm. He is the immediate past Legal Advisor to the British Franchise Association and a past Chair of the International Bar Association’s International Franchise Committee and Director of the American Bar Association’s International Franchising Division. He is currently Chair of Euro Franchise Lawyers. He has written “Franchising: Law & Practice”, “The Franchisor’s Handbook” and contributed chapters to a number of franchise publications. He is the joint editor of a recently published American Bar Association publication on franchising in Europe. Who’s Who Legal has recently rated John as Europe’s leading franchise lawyer.

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Areas of Practice


Year Qualified



Oxford University – law
Universite d’Aix-Marseille – comparative law doctorate


British Franchise Association
American Bar Association
Eurofranchsie Lawyers
International Distribution Institute