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Are Post-Termination Restrictions in Franchise Agreements Enforceable?

Friday, 23rd June 2017

The general answer is 'yes'; whilst the Courts are generally reluctant to enforce any provision that affects an individual's ability to earn a living, the approach taken in franchising cases is often far more commercial.

Property Options - The Typical Choices

Friday, 23rd June 2017

How business property is held in franchise relationships varies. Here property expert, Andrew Worley examines the advantages and disadvantages to a Franchisor, of the three most common approaches.

Avoiding Disputes With Franchisees

Friday, 23rd June 2017

Any long term commercial relationship has the potential for friction, but the more complicated nature of franchise relationships make them particularly susceptible.

Branding - Proceed with caution

Friday, 23rd June 2017

rademarks and other intellectual property rights are a key part of franchising. For the franchisor with an established brand, franchising can help build a national or international presence very quickly.

The Times Brief - Data protection commitment

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Our Associate Chris Coughlan comments in The Times Brief newsletter on the government's data protection commitment.

Fraudulent calumny and the poisoned mind

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

In the recent case of Marcou v Christodoulides [2017], Mr Recorder Lawrence Cohen QC held that a will had been procured by "fraudulent calumny".

Could your client be under undue influence to make a will?

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

As a will-drafter, you need to ensure that the testator acted as a free agent (as set out in Winifred Edwards Dec'd), but this may be easier said than done.

Deathbed gifts - what are they and when are they legal?

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

In the recent reported case of Keeling v Keeling [2017] the claimant sought to set aside an alleged deathbed gift.

High Court upholds adopted grandchildren's right to inherit under 1946 will

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

The case of Hand and another v George and another [2017] concerned the Will Trust of Henry Fredrick Hand.

Former trustee's duty to provide accounts

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

It is a fundamental principle of trust law that a beneficiary must be able to enforce the trust and to hold a trustee to account for his conduct in relation to the administration of the trust.

If you can't stand the heat…how hot is too hot for the workplace?

Wednesday, 21st June 2017

As Britain enjoys its traditional two weeks of summer, many workers will be doing their best to cope with the heat. But when does the law step in and what should businesses know?

Fly tipping on agricultural land: minor pest or real problem?

Tuesday, 20th June 2017

Fly tipping on agricultural land has historically been less commonly discussed than fly tipping in urban areas, but has a similarly upsetting, and more economically damaging, effect, especially so for private landowners who often have to bear the financial burden for disposing of the waste, even where they did not know or permit the dumping of waste.

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