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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

Tied back - High Court upholds two year non-solicitation and non-compete restrictions on seller of hairdressing business
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2016

The dispute in Rush Hair Limited v Gibson-Forbes arose out of the sale of two hairdressing salons in Windsor and Maidenhead. The defendant had been

Franchise and Distribution Networks Newsletter - 4th Quarter 2016
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, France, United Kingdom
  • October 27 2016

Conditions for reclassification of a distribution agreement as a franchise

Variation on a Theme - Do Variations to Franchise Agreements Have to be in Writing and Signed by the Parties?
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 11 2016

The short answer, following two recent Court of Appeal decisions, is - "unlikely" - even if that is what the franchise agreement says. There are an

Birketts attend bfa Forums
  • Birketts LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 5 2016

Members of the Birketts Franchising Team, Ed Savory (Legal Director), Rob Tiffen (Senior Associate) and Vicki Mitman (Associate) have recently

Franchise Disputes
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 4 2016

Why do franchise disputes arise? Any long term commercial relationship has the potential for friction but the complicated nature of franchise