Goldstein Legal Blog

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

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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Client Spotlight: Right at Home UK


In this blog, Goldstein Legal will be shining a well-deserved light on one of our long- term and most successful franchise clients, homecare provider Right at Home UK. We recently spoke to Right at Home about their commitment to the community, their efficient response to the current pandemic, and their EWiF nominations for Woman Franchisor […]

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Goldstein Legal appoints a new Head of Legal


Goldstein Legal are delighted to introduce the newest member of our team – Marco Mandelli! Marco joined us in March 2020, in the role of Head of Legal, and brings with him 20 years of legal experience. Marco explained that he is excited to commence his position with Goldstein Legal, commenting “The whole team have […]

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Cyber Crime and COVID-19


Cyber fraud costs UK businesses approximately £27 billion per year and can severely affect the brand and customer confidence of franchise networks. You may be aware that there has been a rise in cyber-crime during the current COVID-19 pandemic, with cyber-criminals using public interest in news and government support packages as a new means of […]

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Protecting Businesses, Employees, and Families during COVID-19


As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, clients are becoming increasingly concerned about the long-term effect on their businesses, employees, and families, and want to make sure they are as protected as possible. In this blog, Goldstein Legal will offer guidance helping business owners secure peace of mind in these uncertain times. Protecting your Business In […]

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Can my franchisees use ‘force majeure’ as a reason not to pay their MSF?


The starting point, of course, is that it depends what your force majeure clause says.  Note that your agreement may not specifically use the term ‘force majeure,’ but you almost certainly will have a clause somewhere which references issues ‘beyond the reasonable control’ of one or both of the parties.  Please ask your lawyer if […]

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COVID-19 and Employment Law


The recent virus outbreak has put a strain on all aspects of business and many franchisors are asking what the implications may be for their franchisees and employees. Whilst the government are taking action to prevent job losses, and put us all in a position to re-ignite the economy when COVID-19 abates, there are still […]

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Franchising specific look at COVID-19 and Force Majeure


In our efforts to keep as many businesses informed as possible during the ever-changing COVID-19 outbreak, we have updated our initial blog covering force majeure. In this revised version, we will explore  how the clause specifically applies to franchisors and Franchisees, and offer some guidance regarding potential courses of action. It is likely that franchisors […]

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COVID-19 and Frustration


Most business owners will be experiencing moments of frustration due to the ongoing pandemic. In this blog, we’re looking at the doctrine of frustration, which may allow businesses a little flexibility in navigating the disruption the COVID-19 outbreak is bringing. Many businesses today are concerned about the fulfilment of their contractual obligations, or those of […]

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Force Majeure and Coronavirus


We are all thinking about what the next few weeks and months will bring as we look for support from neighbours, friends and business partners alike. With COVID-19 all businesses are considering how they will fulfil their ongoing contractual obligations.  Franchisees have the additional worry about how they will continue to operate in line with […]

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