Legal aspects of franchising ranging from disclosure issues to the pitfalls of social media will be dealt with by eight lawyers specialising in the sector at a British Franchise Association (BFA) legal seminar at the Hilton Warwick on February 27.
The speakers with their topics, in programme order, will be:
Nina Moran-Watson (NMW Legal/Franchise Consultancy Services) – What pre-contractual disclosures should be made to prospective franchisees?
Stuart Hutson (Clyde & Co) – What clauses are implied into a franchise agreement (excluding good faith)?
John Pratt (Hamilton Pratt) – Do franchisors have to act in good faith to their franchisees?
Nicola Broadhurst and Gustaf Duhs (Stevens & Bolton) – Competition law issues
Russell Ford (Owen White) – Can franchisors be sued if their franchisees do something wrong?
Geoffrey Sturgess (Warner Goodman Commercial) – How to approach franchisee group actions?
John Pratt – How can franchisors protect themselves from misrepresentation claims?
Chris Tulley (DLA Piper UK) – The social media minefield.
Attendance will earn 250 points towards the BFA’s QFP qualification for franchise professionals. The registration fee including VAT is £114.
Book online at www.thebfa.org/members-area or call 01235 820 470.