Amy Leite
Franchise & Employment Partner

Amy qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and spent many years at a niche commercial firm in Hertfordshire specialising in franchising and employment law.


Amy trained and qualified at a niche commercial firm with a strong reputation in franchising.  Amy became a partner in 2013 and headed up the franchise, dispute resolution and employment practice of the firm before moving to a more local firm in 2015.

Amy continues to have a strong reputation in the franchise industry for her work, predominantly devoting her time to advising franchisees. In recent times she was featured in What Franchises “Top UK Franchise Lawyers Profiled” article where she was described as being “widely respected as a safe pair of hands who protects her clients’ interests and achieves successful outcomes in the face of challenging situations.”  Amy has also appeared on the radio discussing franchising issues and has been the legal judge for the Working Mums franchise awards.

In addition, Amy regularly advises on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters and dispute resolution, with the majority of her commercial clients having worked with her for close to 10 years.

Amy prides herself on helping her clients find effective solutions quickly and cost-effectively so that her clients can focus on the operation of their businesses.



  • Dispute Resolution
  • Franchise Agreement Reviews
  • Breach of Contract
  • Misrepresentation and Mis-Selling
  • Exit Options
  • Post Termination Restrictions
  • Derogation from Grant
  • Deeds of Termination and Release


  • TUPE
  • Contracts, Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • Grievances and Disciplinary Matters
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal and Tribunal Claims
  • Whistleblowing

Dispute Resolution:

  • Contract Disputes
  • Commercial business Disputes
  • Money claims


Outside of work Amy enjoys city breaks, with her particular favourite place being Bruges.  She enjoys planning road trips around the wine regions of France having recently explored Champagne and the Alsace. Amy is a keen photographer and has won local competitions with her architectural photographs.

Telephone: +44 (0)7538402339