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Franchising

19 November 2019
Gordon Drakes Good faith and relational contracts: impact of recent decisions on franchisors

United Kingdom - Fieldfisher LLP

English law has traditionally resisted implying the obligation of good faith into commercial contracts, except in limited circumstances. However, in a growing line of authorities (of which two recent cases are particularly significant), the English courts have confirmed that a duty of good faith will be implied into certain types of agreement as a matter of law. This article considers the ramifications of these decisions for parties to this special category of commercial agreement, which includes franchise agreements.

Author: Gordon Drakes
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