Preparing for Brexit: Top 5 considerations for franchisors in 2017
2017 is the year in which the UK Government will trigger the exit process and recent events have given the first meaningful insight into the exit process and the likely direction of travel.
Franchising in Europe – wind of change, or a road to nowhere?
The European Parliament has published a study, focusing on how the EU regulatory environment impacts upon franchising and suggests that franchising is failing to fulfil its full potential in the EU.
Important recent developments in EU consumer law
A summary of recent developments in EU consumer law, such as proposed new Regulations on geoblocking and cross-border parcel delivery and updated guidance on the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive.
When fiction becomes reality…Pokémon Go!
Pokémon- a fictional world just for kids right? WRONG! Pokémon Go takes us a step closer to incorporating augmented reality into our everyday lives. So what does it mean for retailers?
Online traders must comply with new EU online dispute resolution requirements
The European Commission has developed a new online dispute resolution (ODR) platform, which has been available for use by traders and consumers since February 15 2016.
Franchising and E-Commerce: the e-lephant in the room
An analysis of the legal and commercial challenges facing franchisors in the digital age
Being Part of the Crowd: Mini-bonds, crowdfunding and alternative financing for franchise growth
The development and growth of franchise networks relies on the availability of accessible funding.
Good Faith in Franchising
The English law of contract is well known for not having a general duty of good faith and the approach to dealing with good faith situations in case law has been piecemea, in line with the general development of common law.
The Legalities of Franchising in the UK: What International Franchisors Need to Know
For any successful international business, expansion into the United Kingdom ("UK") offers exciting new business opportunities and growth potential.
New consumer protection rights – Are you compliant?
New regulations will come into force in the UK as of 13 June 2014 implementing certain elements of the EU Directive on Consumer Rights (adopted in October 2011).
Running a legally compliant advertising campaign in a franchise network
Ask the directors of any business whether brand image and brand recognition are fundamental to their success and the majority will agree.
Changes to TUPE: a more business friendly approach
Today sees the introduction of changes to TUPE, the legislation which protects employees in a transfer situation in the UK.
Getting the most from customer data - a key asset for franchising growth
Shifting consumer habits and seemingly inexhaustible developments in technology for the masses mean that businesses now have access to information about how their customers tick as never before.
Getting the most from customer data – a key asset for franchising growth
Increasingly in the future, when an international franchising business is asked to identify its most valuable asset, it may well point to its customer data.
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Gordon Drakes and Tim Rickard published 'Preparing for Brexit: Top 5 considerations for franchisors to consider in 2017 '
John Cassels, John Worthy, Olivia Woolston Morgan and Lowri Maher (née Rees) are mentioned in 'Fieldfisher advises DfT on £1.6bn Cross Country franchise agreement'
Gordon Drakes published 'My word is my bond –franchise agreements can be made and varied orally and by conduct'
Gordon Drakes and Mark Smith published 'Online traders must comply with new EU online dispute resolution requirements'
Gordon Drakes and Tim Rickard published 'Important Changes to the English law rule on penalty clauses - what does it mean for franchising?'
John Cassels, Jessica Gardner and Gordon Drakes published 'Real deal? EU antitrust complaint against McDonald's'