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Hardwicke Franchising Conference 2014: From A (Agreement) to G (Group Action)

08 Oct 2014 - , 00:00

This year’s conference will include talks and panel discussions with a number of experienced franchising solicitors joining us in presenting the conference. We would like to create an opportunity for reflection about current issues and lively discussions about what is to come. Brie Stevens-Hoare QC will also be taking it on the chin when she talks about the lessons to learn from the recent case of Carewatch v Focus.

10.00 – 10.30

Morning session

10.30 – 11.00
Opening note: Current trends in franchising over the last 12 months
David Bigmore

11.00 – 11.45
Lessons from Carewatch
Brie Stevens-Hoare QC

11.45 – 12.00
Coffee break

12.00 – 13.00
Panel discussion: Franchising agreements
Brie Stevens-Hoare QC, David Lewis, Nicola Broadhurst and Ed Savory.

13.00 – 14.00

Afternoon session

14.00 – 15.00
Panel discussion: Group litigation in Franchising
John Pratt, Nigel Jones QC, Robert Bedford and Paul Strelitz.

15.00 – 15.30
Closing note
John Pratt