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Owen & White Solicitors

Anton Bates
Senate House 62 - 70, Bath Road Slough
SL1 3SR Berkshire

Phone +44 (0)1753 876800
Fax +44 (0)1753 876 876


Anton Bates LL.B. ACI.Arb. is the partner leading the Owen White Franchise and Licensing team and he has wide experience in the commercial and litigation fields, including intellectual property and is a recognised legal specialist in franchising. Anton advised the founder members of the British Franchise Association and was responsible for drafting the Association’s constitution. He was appointed the first Legal Adviser to the Association in 1977 and has continued to serve as its legal adviser since that date.


Over the years, Anton has represented many companies and individuals both national and international. His clients include those who wish to market new ideas and those who wish to expand their existing businesses utilising the proven potential of the franchise concept. As a result, he is able to advise clients based on comprehensive and practical franchise and business experience.Anton is supported by his partner, Jane Smalley, who has extensive franchise and commercial experience, together with other lawyers experienced in property, intellectual property, labour law, tax and litigation.


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