What is Satisfactory Planning Permission?

What is Satisfactory Planning Permission?

Developers will often agree to buy land subject to the grant of a satisfactory planning permission. The contract will need to define what constitutes a satisfactory planning permission. Here at Owen White we have developed an innovative way of dealing with this. Conditions and Obligations When planning permission is granted the local planning authority will […]

Owen White’s Caroline Rides for GB!

Owen White’s Caroline Rides for GB!

We are truly thrilled to tell you that one of our directors, Caroline Cowley, is currently in Tryon, North Carolina, waiting to represent Great Britain as part of the Endurance Team at the World Equestrian Games this week. Caroline, who is more normally found heading up our Property Disputes department, has flown the 4,034 miles […]

Owen White helps the Mercury rise for local hospital fundraising event!

Owen White helps the Mercury rise for local hospital fundraising event!

L to R: Lynsey Smith, Catherine Morris, Russell Ford, Nicola King, Caroline Cowley, Jessica Waters, Alicia West, Andrew Hayward.   Staff from Owen White’s Litigation team recently attended a ‘Rock at the Races’ concert, organised for the Children’s Critical Care Appeal by the Frimley Health Charity at Wexham Park Hospital. The event, which took place […]

Franchise Q&A: Can my franchisor change my royalty payments?

Franchise Q&A: Can my franchisor change my royalty payments?

Q: “Can the franchisor change the fixed payment or royalty/percentage structure to suit them at any given time? How am I supported by the franchise agreement in order to yield a decent return?” Specialist franchise lawyer It would be a very strange franchise agreement that allowed the franchisor to make such fundamental changes during the […]

Trade Names and Passing Off

Trade Names and Passing Off

What can I do if someone is trading using my trade name? A trading name or business name is the name used by either a person, partnership or a company for carrying on business which is not the same as their own name. The Trade Marks Act 1994 There are no intellectual property rights in […]

Selling my franchise – a franchisee’s guide

Selling my franchise – a franchisee’s guide

For many franchisees there will come a time when they wish to realise their investment and sell their franchise. Some franchisees are surprised by the process set out in their franchise agreements that they are contractually bound to follow when they want to sell. Some franchisees feel aggrieved by the level of control that their […]