Goldstein Legal Blog

We regularly blog on subjects related to franchising in the UK, commercial law and employment law.

Competition law clearer for franchisors after changes

Recent legislation is set to bring new clarity on the application of competition rules to franchising agreements. On 1 June 2022, new legislation came into force, the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order (UK Block Exemption), replacing the previous European rules. Helpfully, detailed guidance explaining the new law has also been published by the Competition & […]

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Quick wins for franchisors to avoid messy franchisee exits

In this blog, our franchising specialist Roz Goldstein considers some techniques franchisors can use to guard against franchisees avoiding their obligations under franchise agreements on termination, and that any exit is on terms which works for the franchisor. By employing some of these “quick wins”, franchisors can avoid messy franchisee exits. A negotiated exit may […]

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Stronger Together… the nexa and Goldstein Legal Franchising Team

Amy Leite leads the nexa franchising team. Amy has specialised in franchising for over 11 years and has a real skill for explaining complex legal issues in a client friendly way. Her experience as a qualified mediator gives her a unique ability to work through difficult issues and find productive, commercial resolutions often missed by […]

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Goldstein Legal acquired by Nexa Law

One of British franchising’s foremost legal practices has been acquired by new model legal platform, nexa law for an undisclosed sum. Set up in 2006, Goldstein Legal is a widely respected commercial and specialist legal practice with a strong brand presence in the UK franchise sector. Founder Roz Goldstein and her colleagues Catrina Newman, Alette […]

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Are Franchise Agreements and Electronic Signatures Compatible?

Goldstein Legal have noticed an increase in clients contacting us to ask whether electronic signatures are sufficient to execute franchise agreements, especially during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In this blog we will explain the options available to franchisors at this time. The general rule under contract law is that there is no prescribed method to […]

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Seasons Greetings and Christmas Opening Hours

  During the festive period, Goldstein Legal will be closed from 12.45pm on Thursday 24th December and will reopen at 9.00am on Monday 4th January. If you need urgent assistance during this time, please contact us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, please email the relevant member of our team directly if […]

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) extended until end of March 2021

The UK Government have announced the existing Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until the end of March 2021.  The new Job Support Scheme declared in recent months appears to have been withdrawn for now, and the bonus scheme that was to commence on 1st November 2020 has also been postponed. In this […]

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Covid-19: Data Protection and Employee Health

While Covid continues to subside, employers have a heightened responsibility for the health and safety of all employees, particularly as businesses return to the workplace. To the best of their ability, employers are required to maintain a Covid free environment and ban symptomatic employees from returning to their place of work. In this blog, Goldstein […]

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Franchising after Covid-19: The ‘New Normal’

Roz Goldstein has been assisting the bfa in delivering a number of webinars covering Covid-19 related content. During her most recent presentation on the 9th of June, Roz explored likely post-pandemic changes to franchise agreements and suggested measures franchisors should consider to continue moving forward at this time.  Covid (or the risk of some other […]

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