Franchising: A formula for success

Franchising: A formula for success

Natalia Shvarts
Jun 20 '24
Franchising can be an exciting pathway to business ownership, offering a mix of independence and support that attracts aspiring entrepreneurs. However, success in franchising is not guaranteed and depends on several critical factors
Choosing the right property strategy

Choosing the right property strategy in premise based franchises

Kayleigh Stevenson
Jun 18 '24
Bricks and mortar are vital to the success of many franchised businesses but in the UK securing appropriate premises can be time consuming and difficult
Top tips for Franchisors to exercise discretion fairly

Top tips for Franchisors to exercise discretion fairly

Fiona Boswell
May 22 '24
Where a party to a contract exercises discretion which has a unilateral impact and a potential for conflict, a duty is implied into the contract to protect against this conflict and potential abuse. Such discretion must be exercised fairly, and not arbitrarily, capriciously, or irrationally
Good faith in franchising

Good faith in franchising

Roz Goldstein
May 21 '24
The BBC’s blockbuster drama earlier this year – Mr Bates vs The Post Office – brought mass public awareness of the scandal of the unjustified prosecution of 900 sub-postmasters arising from faults in the Post Office’s Horizon software provided by Fujitsu
Immigration sponsorship changes

Immigration sponsorship changes: how will they affect your business?

Kerry Garcia
May 10 '24
Like most employers, both franchisors and franchisees may struggle to fill certain vacancies and may choose to sponsor overseas nationals as part of the solution to labour shortages
Service charge trends to look out for

Franchise leases: Service charge trends to look out for 

Hannah Al-Shaghana
Apr 30 '24
Hannah Al-Shaghana, who is a commercial property solicitor, discusses the complexities associated with service charge costs, and how they affect both landlords and tenants.
Understanding franchise insolvency

Understanding franchise insolvency

Tim Carter
Apr 29 '24
Tim Carter and Helen Martin combine their legal expertise to offer advice on this topic to both franchisors and franchisees
Dealing with the unexpected

Dealing with the unexpected

Fiona Boswell
Apr 16 '24
Solicitor Fiona Boswell advises franchisors to draw-up documentation, and prepare for future problems, ‘just in case things don’t go as planned.’
Brand protection

Brand protection and franchising: strategies for success

Clare Jackman
Mar 18 '24
A brand is far more than just names, logos or slogans. A brand represents a business’ unique identity, values and reputation.
Key considerations for franchise businesses undertaking M&A activity

Key considerations for franchise businesses undertaking M&A activity

Jim Truscott
Mar 11 '24
Businesses which are operated within the ambit of a franchise arrangement can be bought and sold, in the same way that any other business can change hands.
Navigating Franchise renewal: Essential steps for franchisees and franchisors

Navigating Franchise renewal: Essential steps for franchisees and franchisors

Nicola Broadhurst
Mar 5 '24
Renewal in franchising is not always a given and can often be overlooked by franchisees when signing up.
Shareholders’ agreements and why they matter

Shareholders’ agreements and why they matter

Roz Goldstein
Feb 15 '24
Franchise lawyer Roz Goldstein explains why a ‘Shareholders’ Agreement’ is vital when launching a business with co-investors.