Stephen Thompson

Darwin Gray Solicitors

Stephen Thompson is the EWIF South West and Wales Regional Chair. He is also Managing Partner of Darwin Gray, a commercial law firm based in Cardiff. Stephen also heads up the firm’s corporate/commercial department, which includes their franchising team.

Darwin Gray’s specialist franchising team provides expert advice on all areas of franchise law and practice. When appropriate, they work alongside other departments in the firm including commercial property, employment/HR and also commercial dispute resolution.

Stephen has been advising businesses in the franchising sector for around 20 years. As an affiliate member of the British Franchise Association and a certified QFP (Qualified Franchise Professional), Stephen has particular expertise in relation to the buying and selling of franchise businesses. In addition to advising on the legal aspects of franchising, he and his team regularly speak at franchising events.

In 2018, Stephen was delighted to take up the position of Chair of the newly consolidated EWIF South West and Wales Region, to help grow the presence of EWIF in Wales and build on the excellent work that is being done for franchisors and franchisees across the region.

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