Birketts further boosts specialist franchising team

Vicki Mitman has joined Birketts’ Corporate and Commercial Services Team at top 100 law firm Birketts as an Associate.

Vicki has a particular specialism in franchising, licensing and brand protection and achieved Qualified Franchise Professional status in 2015. She advises both existing and prospective franchisors in relation to brand protection, franchise agreements, franchise resales, dispute resolution and the British Franchise Association’s accreditation process and Code of Ethics. Vicki also advises franchisees / franchise owners on franchise resales, the franchise agreement and any related documentation.

Commenting on her appointment, Vicki, who is an active affiliate member of the British Franchise Association (bfa), said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Corporate and Commercial Services Team and look forward to helping to develop Birketts’ franchising team offering. Birketts is well-known in the market for having an exceptional team of lawyers and the firm continues to develop at an impressive pace.”

Adrian Possener, Partner and Head of the Norwich Corporate and Commercial Team at Birketts, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Vicki to Birketts. Her personal and professional background in franchising will be an invaluable asset to our team.”

Adrian continued: “Following the appointment of Ed Savory as Legal Director this appointment underlines our determination to continue to assemble a first-class team that enables us to provide the high standards that our clients have come to expect from us. This is a part of a considerable expansion in the team and demonstrates our commitment across the region and our optimism for continual success in the region.”

Vicki is based at the firm’s Norwich office but supports colleagues across Birketts’ four offices: Ipswich, Chelmsford, Cambridge and Norwich.