Franchising – Personal liability for negligent misstatements

Paul Heatherington


Abstract


Paul Heatherington of Eversheds (Newcastle upon Tyne) explains the facts of the case Williams v National Life Health Foods Ltd [1997] BCC 605 in which the managing director of a franchiser company incorporated with limited liability was held personally liable for making negligent misstatements to a prospective franchisee. Note published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

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