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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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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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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.

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The clock is ticking. Is your Franchise Business GDPR-ready?

The clock is ticking. Is your Franchise Business GDPR-ready?

By | 12 Jul 2017

A working party has published guidance on many of the ambiguous aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") which Franchise businesses should be preparing for.

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Preparing to Go Global

Preparing to Go Global

By | 31 Mar 2017

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.

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Preparing for Brexit: Top 5 considerations for franchisors in 2017

Preparing for Brexit: Top 5 considerations for franchisors in 2017

By and | 06 Feb 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.

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Franchising in Europe – wind of change, or a road to nowhere?

Franchising in Europe – wind of change, or a road to nowhere?

By | 14 Nov 2016

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.

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My word is my bond –franchise agreements can be made and varied orally and by conduct

By | 22 Aug 2016

Three recent cases in the UK Court of Appeal have illustrated the dangers of assuming that the written word in legal agreements is set in stone.