Specialist Seminar - Legal

£50.00 + VAT


Your franchise agreement is THE document that will set the tone of your franchise partner relationship! As our businesses evolve, so too, must our legal agreements to reflect changing circumstances, trading environments and consumer trends. Purchase video content from the session with the accompanying e-book and take action to protect your network in 2021 and beyond.


09:45 Arrival, coffee and virtual networking

09.55 Welcome and Introduction – Pip Wilkins, bfa

General legal Overview  

Economic Overview  

Trends Overview 

bfa Update  


10:05 The Uber Ruling and what it means/Joint Employer – Roz Goldstein  Goldstein Legal

10:30 Hospitality and Leisure – The Recent Trends – Damian  Humphrey QFP – Ashtons Legal 

  • Dark kitchens 
  • Update on the industry – looking forward 
  • Impact of changes to the system – online vs face to face 
  • Business Interruption insurance  
  • Cancellation policies 


11:00 Environmental, Social and Governance  – Nicola Broadhurst – 

                   Stevens & Bolton 

  • What is ESG? 
  • Criteria and Governance 
  • Sustainable Business Practices

11:40       Coffee and Comfort Break 


11:50  Injunctions – Their use in franchising 

                   John Pratt – Hamilton Pratt 

  • What are injunctions? 
  • When should they be used? 
  • How easy are they to obtain?

12:30  ‘Disaster Scenarios’ Panel  

  • Death and Incapacity/Power of Attorney  Coversure – Adam Belcher – Case Study 
  • New insolvency Rules – Roz Goldstein – Goldstein Legal
  • Insolvency; Warning Signs & Practical Steps  – EKW – Jason Miller 


13:15  Lunch  


13:45   Brexit  – Fiona Boswell, Knights PLC  

  • Trademarks   
  • Impact of Brexit on Goods Tariffs  

Brexit –  Iain Bowler, Freeths 

  • Selling outside the UK –  
  • GDPR; Direct Marketing and data transfers out of the UK –  
  • EU Block Exemption  


14:45 Coffee and Comfort Break 


14:55 Developments in the law around Good Faith  –  

Jane Masih ,Owen White  


15:30 Final Q&A with all speakers 


15:45 Summary and close 


16:00 END 

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