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Monarch: lessons to be learnt

Monarch: lessons to be learnt

By | 25 May 2018

Monarch’s failure was a tragedy. One of the UK’s oldest travel brands called in the administrators during the early hours of Monday 2 October 2017.

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US v Russia Sanctions Crossfire – How is your business affected?

US v Russia Sanctions Crossfire – How is your business affected?

By and | 23 Apr 2018

The past few weeks have seen the introduction of new sanctions against Russia by the US, the scope of which extends to non-US persons.

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BEIS report on the Package Travel Consultation

BEIS report on the Package Travel Consultation

By | 16 Apr 2018

On 14 August 2017, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ("BEIS") published its consultation on implementing the new Package Travel Directive ("New PTD").

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Clucking Mad – what can franchise businesses learn from KFC's supply chain issues?

By and | 12 Mar 2018

The recent and much reported closure of approximately 600 KFC restaurants in the UK confirmed the country's fondness for fried chicken and also highlighted the importance of careful supply chain management. In this article, we look at the lessons that can be learned and applied to managing risks and liabilities in a franchised supply chain.

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Reforming ATOL: the new Consultation

Reforming ATOL: the new Consultation

By | 26 Feb 2018

It has been a long time coming, but on 23 February 2018 the Department for Transport (“DfT”) and the Civil Aviation Authority (“CAA”)

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Lessons learnt – a review of 5 English law cases from 2017 and what franchise and distribution businesses can learn from them

Lessons learnt – a review of 5 English law cases from 2017 and what franchise and distribution businesses can learn from them

By | 25 Jan 2018

Despite being a relatively quiet year for franchise disputes, here are five cases which involved franchise relationships and some lessons which can be learnt from each.

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Top 10 legal pitfalls in franchising (and how to avoid them)

Top 10 legal pitfalls in franchising (and how to avoid them)

By | 20 Nov 2017

The top 10 common legal pitfalls in franchising and how to avoid them.

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BEIS Consultation on the PTD – August 2017 (the "Consultation") – Summary of key points

BEIS Consultation on the PTD – August 2017 (the "Consultation") – Summary of key points

By | 11 Sep 2017

On 14 August 2017, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published its Consultation on the implementation of the new Package Travel Directive.

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Franchising and the gig economy – the risks and rewards

Franchising and the gig economy – the risks and rewards

By and | 01 Sep 2017

A number of businesses which franchise will interact with the gig economy. Both franchisors and franchisees therefore need to know the risks and rewards of any regulation that is introduced.