Goldstein Legal Blog

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

2013 NatWest/BFA Franchise Survey

The annual NatWest/BFA franchise survey for 2013 has now been published, and makes very useful reading for anyone involved in franchising in the UK. It monitors the performance, attitudes and opinions of the franchise sector and thereby builds up a larger picture of the contribution of franchising to the British economy. This year’s report shows continuing maturity within […]

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Employment Tribunal Claims Plummet

This follows the controversial introduction of tribunal fees at the end of July 2013, resulting in a cost of between £160 and £950 for a claimant to lodge a claim, plus additional hearing fees. This is excellent news for employers, as the fees appear to be dramatically discouraging weak, dishonest or speculative claims, which previously […]

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UK Franchising – Statutory Regulation on the Horizon?

Proposals currently being debated in Parliament could have significant implications for the UK franchising industry. The government’s plans involve the introduction a statutory “Core Code” setting down principles of fairness in commercial agreements between pub companies and their tenants, and a statutory adjudicator with the power to impose fines for companies who breach the code. […]

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