Birketts’ experts speak at franchise disputes event

Rob Tiffen, head of Birketts’ franchise disputes team, spoke at an annual legal update arranged by

Rob Tiffen, head of Birketts franchise disputes team, spoke at an annual legal update arranged by the British Franchise Association (BFA) on Thursday 23 February. - Credit: Archant

Specialist franchise disputes lawyers discussed the many challenges facing the sector over the next few years at an annual legal update in Warwick organised by the British Franchise Association (BFA).

Vicki Mitman and Rob Tiffen, members of Ipswich-based Birketts’ franchising team, spoke about the importance of keeping franchise agreements and franchise operations manuals up to date, and arbitration, respectively, to an audience of franchisor BFA members from across the country.

Vicki said it was “a real honour”. “Given the calibre of speakers at the event, the invitation recognises Birketts’ position within the franchise sector as being one of the leading franchise law firms.”

Team head Rob Tiffen said: “There are many legal challenges facing franchising in the next few years and being invited to be part of the thinking around how the sector will respond to these issues is both an honour and a privilege.”