Emily Sadler

Partner - Commercial & Franchising

Emily Sadler

Partner - Commercial & Franchising

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I am an approachable lawyer who takes a practical commercial approach when advising my clients on their legal position and options. I am an efficient and accurate drafter of commercial contracts. I concentrate on cementing relationships with my clients so they feel at ease to pick up the phone to me as part of their in house support.

I have over 10 years’ experience drafting and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts. My areas of expertise include:

  • franchise agreements;
  • terms and conditions for the sale of goods and services– b2b and b2c;
  • e-commerce – selling goods and services online;
  • website terms and conditions of use and privacy policies;
  • data protection issues;
  • confidentiality agreements;
  • agency and distribution agreements;
  • sub-contracting;
  • manufacturing agreements;
  • IT agreements;
  • sponsorship agreements; and
  • consumer protection.

Other areas of work I specialise in are:


I advise franchisors and franchisees on their franchise agreements and other associated documentation.  I have drafted many franchise agreements in a range of business sectors and am on the panel of recommended lawyers for a major high street chain of hairdressers and a domiciliary care franchise for my franchisee work.  

I offer a cost effective, fixed fee report service for prospective franchisees ensuring they fully understand the implications of what they are signing up to.

Paris Smith are Affiliate members of the British Franchise Association (bfa) and I am the nominated contact. The bfa is the only voluntary self-regulatory body for the UK franchise industry, with a standards based approach to membership. Its aim is to promote ethical franchising practice in the UK and help the industry develop credibility, influence and favourable circumstance for growth.

I am also a member of Encouraging Women into Franchising.

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Recruitment is also an area in which I have particular expertise and I have assisted many of my recruitment sector clients with their terms of trading, preferred supplier agreements and other contractual requirements.  I spent a couple of months seconded to a large international recruitment agency providing support to their internal legal team. During this time, I reviewed numerous client contracts for the business for the supply of permanent and temporary staff.  I am therefore well placed to advise clients in the recruitment sector.


I am also able to provide contract law training in-house or online.

Emily was able to understand the critical elements of our proposals, and give excellent advice in a timely manner. We use her as a one-stop shop where we need legal advice in this area!

Cark Caunsell, MD - Oat Services Ltd
Oat Services Ltd

We are a small charity and needed a quick legal ‘sanity check’ on a document. Emily did this for us at very short notice and was to the point and really helpful.

Benedict Kelly - Home Start
Home Start

I contacted Emily after finding an article she had written about franchises as I was experiencing issues with my franchisor. Emily provided expert advice and guidance which allowed me to resolve the matter swiftly and positively.

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My sincere thanks for resolving my franchise issue with AA. I am very happy with the outcome. This would not have been possible without your professional support. Once again Thanking you for bringing this to a satisfactory conclusion.

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