Preparing to Go Global
Franchising can help transform a business into an international brand and secure new revenue streams. This article looks at how businesses should prepare effectively for their global expansion.
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.
Fieldfisher advises DfT on £1.6bn Cross Country franchise agreement
Fieldfisher supports on new Cross Country franchise agreement and package of passenger improvements.
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?
Important Changes to the English law rule on penalty clauses - what does it mean for franchising?
In a recent landmark decision, the highest court in England and Wales, the Supreme Court, considered the long established principles underlying the law relating to the penalty rule
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.
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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).
The Colonel Gets Caught Short - A Cautionary Tale on Short Term Price Promotions in Franchise Systems
A recent adjudication by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) raises interesting issues for franchisors who conduct national price promotions on behalf of their franchise network.
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.
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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'