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