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Franchise & Distribution Networks Newsletter N10 - 1st Quarter 2017
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom
  • February 1 2017

Liability of the Franchisor acting as Central Listing Unit

What does Brexit mean for UK franchising? - part two
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 26 2017

Further to our previous article 'What does Brexit mean for UK franchising? - Part One', franchise businesses should carefully consider the material

What does Brexit mean for UK franchising? - part one
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 23 2017

2016 was a year of change. The ripples of these changes will continue for years to come, as the UK navigates its way through the process of

Restrictive Covenants - "One For All and All for One" Or Not as the Case May Be
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 4 2017

Strength in numbers, particularly in franchise disputes, can significantly shift a balance of power and bring about equality of arms in litigation

Health and safety law update, December 2016
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 19 2016

KFG Quickserve Limited runs several food outlets, including 35 Burger Kings. On 28 March 2015 a 21-year old worker, Michael Firth, was emptying oil

Bad hair day: High Court enforces restrictive covenants against former hair salon franchisee
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2016

In Rush Hair Limited v Gibson-Forbes the English High Court considered whether two restrictive covenants relating to non-solicitation and

Frustration of contracts - frustratingly elusive?
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2016

A frustrated contract is discharged automatically, with the parties excused from any further obligations. Because a frustrating event must not be

M&A Weekly Update 7 - 11 November 2016
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2016

In this issue we look at a recent case on non-solicitation and non-compete covenants when buying a business, as

Court of Appeal decision illustrates high hurdle for establishing contract has been frustrated
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 8 2016

A recent Court of Appeal decision acts as a reminder that the court will not lightly conclude that a contract has been frustrated, particularly where

Calling it off: when is performance of a contract frustrated?
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • November 7 2016

In the context of a services agreement, the Court of Appeal has provided further guidance on what will amount to a frustrating event. In reaching its