John Pratt

United Kingdom



Phone: +44 (0)1926 838901



John Pratt

Main Focus

National and international franchising and distribution law, especially the drafting and negotiation of franchise agreements, and related agreements such as confidentiality agreements and deposit agreements, preparing master franchise agreements and reviewing foreign franchise agreements to ensure compliance with mandatory legal requirements, advising on franchise disputes, advising on competition law issues (both EU and UK).



English and French



Law degree from Oxford University and a doctorate course in comparative law at the Université d’Aix-Marseille.

Admitted 1977


Professional Experience

Partner in a specialist franchise law firm

Previous Managing Partner at Pinsent Masons


Membership – Publications – Specialities

Member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Franchise Forum and past director of its International Franchising and Distribution Division

Member of the International Bar Association’s International Franchising Committee and past chairman

Member of EFL

Past Legal Advisor to the British Franchise Association. 

The author of the UK’s text book on franchising – “Franchising: Law & Practice”

Contributor to the franchising chapter of “Practical Commercial Precedents” and a contributor to the ABA’s publications – “Fundamentals of International Franchising” and “Fundamentals of Franchising” and joint editor of the proposed book on franchising in Europe.