It is common in business that disputes occur. There may be issues over contractual performance and/or payments. A party who suffers loss may wish to bring a claim against the party who has acted in the wrong and seek damages to compensate them. Assuming this cannot be settled out of court, to obtain damages the […]
Many prospective Franchisees are aware of the much quoted mantra to “take independent legal advice” and many do take advice and embark on their franchise journey secure in the knowledge that they have a full understanding about the nature of the legal relationship with their chosen Franchisor. Nevertheless, a significant number of Franchisees still decide […]
Press release – For immediate release An increasing work-load has prompted bfa affiliated franchise solicitors Owen White to appoint a new solicitor to join their highly-respected franchise team. Harpal Jutley, who has spent the last two years training with the Slough-based franchise solicitors, impressed the team with his professionalism and attitude and was offered a […]
Mediation has a high success rate. Current statistics indicate that 8 to 9 out of 10 disputes that go to mediation settle on the day or within days thereafter. But what is mediation and how can you get the best out of it?
Ideally a departing franchisee will be immediately replaced, either by a new recruit to the network or by an existing franchisee wishing to expand their territory. In either case the departing franchisee will usually want to realise the value of the business he or she has created, so a business sale of some form will take place.
What is a trade mark? A trade mark can be anything which can be represented graphically, distinguishing goods and services of one person or company from another. A trade mark can be words, logos, symbols or slogans. By registering a trade mark, the owner has the legal exclusivity to use the mark in connection with […]