Goldstein Legal Blog

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

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 info@goldsteinlegal.co.uk 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  The new Job Support Scheme declared in recent months appears to have been withdrawn for now, and the bonus scheme that was to commence on 1st November 2020 has also been postponed.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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Covid-19 and Commercial Leases


In this blog, Goldstein Legal discuss the issues facing commercial landlords and tenants as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. While it is our intention to provide practical guidance for those affected at this time, we are also available to offer more detailed advice. Please contact us on 01753 865165 or info@goldsteinlegal.co.uk Typical commercial leases require a […]

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Covid-19 and Mental Health


While the ongoing pandemic is affecting business and social aspects of everyday life, experts are predicting it may also have a lasting effect on our collective mental health. In this blog, Goldstein Legal will explore actions franchisors and franchisees can take to safeguard the mindfulness of employees and strengthen team stamina. As many as one […]

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