Franchise agreements – Forewarned is forearmed

Franchise agreements – Forewarned is forearmed

The decision to buy a franchise can be both a daunting and exciting experience. A prospective Franchisee should not feel pressurised into making a quick decision, but should take the time to evaluate the franchise business by asking searching questions of the Franchisor, to understand what will be involved from both a practical day to […]

Owen White Staff fill shoe boxes for the homeless

Owen White Staff fill shoe boxes for the homeless

L to R: Tracy Harding, Ewan Gadsden, Katherine Morris and Karen Murphy with boxes filled with gifts for the homeless Two members of our staff have organised their second annual collection of charitable shoe boxes to donate to local homeless people Following on from last year’s successful collection, Tracey Harding and Bridget Orr called on everyone […]

How to apply for an employment tribunal fee refund

How to apply for an employment tribunal fee refund

In July 2017, the Supreme Court declared Employment Tribunal fees unlawful (for more information on this decision read our previous article, ‘Employment Tribunal Fees Outlawed’.) Since that decision, the Government has committed to refunding those who have paid the unlawful Employment Tribunal fees and have recently published details of the anticipated refund scheme. Those successful in […]

Disputes between franchisor and franchisee

Disputes between franchisor and franchisee

Over the years, franchising has gained a, somewhat unfair, reputation for disputes and litigation between franchisors and franchisees. Is this the reality of franchisees’ experience in the sector, and what are the causes of disputes? Franchising is a long-term relationship that requires a high element of trust between the parties. Franchisees can spend life savings, […]