Goldstein Legal Blog

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

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  The new Job Support Scheme declared in recent months appears to have been withdrawn for now, and the bonus scheme that was to commence on 1st November 2020 has also been postponed.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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Q&A with Goldstein Legal – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

As part of their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government announced the introduction of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. With a view to answering common questions, Goldstein Legal will provide regular updates through this blog to help clarify the Scheme and its provisions. Readers are advised that the below information is accurate at the […]

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Q&A with Goldstein Legal – Covid-19 and Returning to Work

As the pandemic continues to subside, focus has now turned to preparing the UK workforce to return to work. In this blog, Goldstein Legal address common questions asked by our clients in order to assist businesses with the transition. Please note, the government guidelines as at 28th May 2020 specify that only those that are […]

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Share Purchase v Asset Purchase – what is the difference?

Goldstein Legal understand that selling or purchasing a business or existing franchise can be daunting. In this blog, we hope to clarify the difference between a share and asset purchase to help address the confusion and assist those thinking of acquiring or selling a business or franchise at this time. Asset Purchase An asset purchase […]

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