Goldstein Legal Blog

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

Season’s Greetings


Goldstein Legal will close on Friday 19th December 2014 at 5pm and will reopen at 9am on Monday 5th January 2015. If you need urgent assistance over this period, please call 01753 865165 and leave a message.   Cartoon courtesy of our friend Alex Steuart Williams, at www.qccartoon.com. The Queen’s Counsel series are available from Amazon […]

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BFA Membership – What’s in it for me?


The British Franchise Association has just launched its new booklet on BFA membership, and is hosting a free Discovery Day for non-member franchisors on Tuesday 14th April at the Madejski Stadium in Reading. The booklet,  BFA Membership – What’s in it for me, is a useful starting point for any franchisor thinking about whether or not […]

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Franchise Non-Compete Clauses: How Franchisors Can Avoid Litigation!


Non-compete clauses are one of the most common subjects of litigation in franchising. But the cost of litigation can be prohibitive, and the outcome uncertain. In her latest blog, Roz Goldstein sets out some tips for franchisors on how to protect their businesses effectively. The story is all too common: The franchisee benefits from the set-up, training […]

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Treatz – New Dessert Parlour Opens in Reading


  We are delighted to announce that our client Treatz has opened their second dessert parlour, and they are actively seeking new franchisees. Treatz serves Italian gelato ice cream, VIP milkshakes, waffles and crepes, and lots more.  All in a sleek, modern and comfortable setting.  Their new dessert parlour is in Reading town centre, their […]

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Changes in UK Employment Law


29th July 2013 saw the introduction of some significant changes in UK employment law. The headlines are as follows:   New tribunal rules of procedure and fees to be introduced New Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure come into force today. The most significant issue is the introduction of fees payable in connection with Tribunal proceedings. […]

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Franchising in the UK for International Brands


What you need to know about UK franchising laws The UK legal system has no mandatory disclosure requirements for franchising There are no statutory registration requirements This makes the UK a fairly “friendly” jurisdiction for businesses looking to expand through franchising.  But there are a number of statutory provisions in the UK that have important […]

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Goldstein Legal is exhibiting at the National Franchise Exhibition


Goldstein Legal are exhibiting at the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham this Friday and Saturday. If you are going to the exhibition, come and say hello at our stand near the British Franchise Association theatre. If you would like to hear Roz Goldstein speak, she has two speaker slots on Saturday: “Commercial […]

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Employment Tribunal Claims Continue to Plummet


Claims dropped 81% between January to March 2014 to 6,019, compared with the same quarter in 2012/13, according to government statistics. In the last quarter of 2013 claims fell by 79%, compared with the last quarter of 2012. This follows the controversial introduction of tribunal fees at the end of July 2013, with costs starting […]

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Licensing Versus Franchising


For a business looking to grow, the option of franchising or licensing can be very appealing. Indeed, both can offer a route to successful expansion, as an alternative to organic growth, and with lower risk than. But business owners are seldom given much advice on the difference between the two, and can often find themselves […]

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Google – Breaching European Law?


Google has gone ahead with the implementation of its  controversial new privacy policy, despite a warning from EU authorities to CEO  Larry Page on Tuesday that Google appears to be violating European law. With effect from 1st March, private data  collected about you when you use one Google service – such as your browsing  data […]

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