Can You Break An Agreement

Here`s an example. We have a franchise concept that includes a chemical process as part of the service that the franchisee must provide to its customers. New health and safety rules now make it illegal for the franchisee to use the proprietary chemical (supplied by the franchisee), but there is no alternative product, so the franchisee can no longer manage their business. Does the franchise agreement remain alive or can the contract be legally terminated (even if it is valid for a fixed period), which releases each party from its respective obligations under the contract? In these circumstances, the Common Law Doctrine of Frustration could be used to terminate the franchise agreement. The second is to break an agreement and accept the consequences of such an infringement and be prepared to accept those consequences.