Corporate & commercial
Damian heads up the firm’s nationally recognised franchise team, which provides a first class service to many of the country's leading franchise brands.
His work involves helping franchisors set up and grow their franchise networks with a particular emphasis on helping franchisors expanding their brands internationally.
Damian regularly speaks at franchise industry events (both nationally and internationally) and has been awarded the Qualified Franchise Professional qualification by the British Franchise Association.
As a recognised expert in his field, Damian was invited to contribute to the 2019 edition of Franchise – the 13th edition of expert research and analysis produced by renowned publishers Getting the Deal Through. This involved giving an overview of the legal landscape in UK Franchising.
Damian is also featured as an eminent franchise lawyer by 'Who's Who Legal' in the 2018 edition of 'WWL: Franchise 2018'.
Damian is based at our Norwich office.
‘Practical' and ‘commercially minded' Damian Humphrey assisted Harry Ramsden’s and Allied Carpets in setting up franchise operations. - Legal 500
"He is very commercial and he understands business." - Chambers & Partners
Damian Humphrey is ‘impressive, giving pragmatic advice in a reliable and effective manner’ - Legal 500
Damian Humphrey has assisted with a number of high-profile deals this year. Clients praise him for his approachability, and describe him as "professional, personable and commercial," as well as an "extremely capable lawyer." - Chambers & Partners
Damian Humphrey is commended by clients for his “very practical and reassuring” approach to sensitive issues. Recently promoted to partner, he often acts on franchise-related matters - Chambers & Partners
Damian Humphrey specialises in advising new and existing franchises on their establishment and international expansion. Sources say he is "commercially aware and has strong drafting skills." - Chambers & Partners, 2017
Damian Humphrey is ‘knowledgeable on all aspects of franchising and related law'. - Legal 500
Sources say: "Damian is extremely knowledgeable, a great communicator and has a good understanding of our overall business needs." - Chambers & Partners, 2019