What do you know about Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) in Franchising?

In this article, Tabitha explains RPM and competition law, penalties for breaches and more. Fraser Brown recently attended the British Franchising Association’s Legal Update, presenting to Franchisors on the topic of price fixing

How to respond to a threat to sue

When the initial threat to sue is received it is vital to treat it seriously and obtain as much information as possible, so that you can investigate the veracity of the complaint and risks to the business. This will enable you to formulate a strategy

International gym franchise Snap Fitness comes to Derbyshire

Nottingham-based law firm Fraser Brown helped secure the lease for the 7000 sq ft premises on The Pipeworks retail park in Swadlincote. Snap Fitness is open 24/7, has an international presence with over 2,000 active branches.

GDPR – considerations for employers

The GDPR will require employers to provide employees with information regarding the collection, retention and use (“processing”) of their personal data to include what data is collected, how it is held, when and why it may be processed.

Ban on ‘surcharging’ for card payments made by consumers in stores and online

As of 13 January 2018, the Payment Services Directive (“PSD2”) makes it illegal for any business in the UK to charge the consumer extra for using their debit or credit card,

The top 10 GDPR questions that organisations should be asking

New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws will come into effect on May 25th 2018. In order to prepare, organisations need to understand exactly how they will be impacted, extending beyond their external communications and admin procedures.

Employment Focus: Gender

The way in which employers treat men and women at work can have distinct benefits on productivity and performance, but it can also pose a risk.

Fraser Brown raises over £11,000 for John van Geest Cancer Research Centre

We selected the Centre – which last week announced its latest breakthrough in prostate cancer research –as its charity of the year for 2017 and had aimed to raise £10,000 over the course of the 12 months.

A lot of unnecessary prolix: Why you should avoid amending performance bond wording

Just because you can amend it, doesn't necessarily mean that you should, as this case might indicate... Or as Catherine Gritt puts it, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Ziggurat (Claremont Place) LLP v HCC International Insurance Company plc

Carillion - Subcontractors and Insolvency

What are the lessons? Carillion employs 20,000 people in the UK, and has taken on a number of Government projects. Now in £1.5bn of debt, Richard Brackenbury discusses the legal implications, and what subcontractors can take away from this instance

2018 legal issues for the franchise sector

In this article we will highlight some of the main legal matters which franchise owners should ensure they know as we settle into the new year.

How to ‘McMafia’ your business: the key to a successful franchise

A play on the recent BBC series McMafia - but will a very legal and practical spin on how to build your empire

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