Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 98 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] UKPC 50
Court: Privy Council

Lord Steyn, Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Hutton, Lord Hobhouse of Woodborough and Lord Rodger of Earlsferry

Judgment Dates: 7 October 2002


Contract - Termination - Notice to terminate - Franchise agreement - Franchisee refusing to co-operate in group activities - Whether franchiser entitled to terminate franchise agreements.

The Case

A statement by a franchisee that for the future he would not participate in group activities was a fundamental breach of the basic principles underlying a contract which the franchisee had undertaken to comply with. Accordingly, the franchiser had been entitled to terminate the contract.

Practice Areas

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