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

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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Goldstein Legal Appoints a new Paralegal


Alette Anderson joined Goldstein Legal in March 2020 as a Paralegal, after making the decision to become a solicitor in 2018. Alette relocated to the UK from Australia in 2010 after graduating with a Bachelor of History at the University of Wollongong. She has spent 10 years working in construction, development, public administration, and private […]

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Catrina Newman

Come and see us at the 2020 National Franchise Exhibition


The National Franchise Exhibition is nearly here!  It is a key date for anyone’s diary if they have an interest in franchising.  In partnership with the British Franchise Association, (bfa) the exhibition takes place from Friday 13th March to Saturday 14th March at the NEC in Birmingham. With a huge range of affiliated exhibitors, from low-cost […]

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Roz Goldstein to chair the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference at The British & International Franchise Exhibition


  Are you an existing franchisee or an entrepreneur, considering expansion or investment through multi-unit ownership or do you want to learn about industry best practice; then this conference is for you.  The conference forms part of the British & International Franchise Exhibition at Olympia on 31st January 2020. There will also be opportunities for […]

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Come and see us at the 2020 British & International Franchise Exhibition


The British & International Franchise Exhibition is nearly here!  It is a key event for anyone with an interest in franchising.  In partnership with the British Franchise Association, (bfa) the exhibition takes place on Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February at Olympia in London. With around 90 bfa affiliated exhibitors, more than 60 free presentations […]

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