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If your business is involved in the food and drink sector, our lawyers offer commercial legal advice based on our years of experience working with similar businesses.

The world of food and drink is changing. Consumer demands regarding health and the environment are radically influencing the sector. On top of this, technology and data are revolutionising every aspect of business, from farm to fork.

We work with businesses across the food and drink supply chain, from farmers and manufacturers, through to retailers and regulators.

Our lawyers have a wide range of expertise but will give you specific legal advice that suits your business and your goals. We can help you with:

Supply

  • Raw material purchase contracts
  • Import issues
  • Logistics contracts.

Production

  • Brand/intellectual property creation and protection
  • Packaging contracts
  • Labelling regulation
  • Immigration support
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Rural land management.

Distribution and marketing

  • Logistics agreements
  • Retailer relationships
  • Consumer protection regulation
  • Competition issues
  • Export issues.

After sales

  • Intellectual property and brand enforcement
  • Product liability issues
  • Reputation and social media management.

Ongoing business support

  • Employment issues
  • Brexit
  • Technology/automation
  • Corporate support
  • New investment/finance
  • Tax
  • Real estate issues
  • Health & safety
  • Risk and dispute support.

Our food and drink lawyers are very experienced in the sector, with many having worked in-house.

We work with companies across the supply chain – from start-ups to household names. We’re also members of organisations including the Food & Drink Federation and the British Brands Group.

These are challenging times for the food and drink sector, with Brexit, changing consumer demands and technological advances all giving businesses much to think about. With us on your side, you’ll feel confident that your legal needs are met and you have a strategic partner you can rely on. Together we’ll help you navigate these challenges and take advantage of opportunities.

Contact Us

If your business is involved in the food and drink sector, our experienced lawyers can provide you with commercial legal support. Give our team a call on 0808 291 6784 or get in touch online.

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Overcoming Disruption in the Consumer Sector

UK Powerhouse is our quarterly economic growth report charting the regional effects for businesses across the UK.

What does 2022 have in store for the consumer sector? Our latest report explains the recent challenges that have affected consumer businesses, and what's likely to continue disrupting the sector in the future. It will also provide recommendations from both our legal teams and the CBI.

Read the UK Powerhouse report

Case study – Resolving A Local Micro-Brewery’s Trademark Dispute

Working with passionate and innovative businesses is at the heart of what we do. When Intrepid Brewing Company – a microbrewery based in the Derbyshire Dales – fell into a trademark dispute with a large national brewer, our lawyers were able to help.

After the dispute was resolved, we jumped at the chance to head down to the brewery for the day to brew our own collaboration beer, Trade Mark IPA.

The beer was a twist on the traditional India Pale Ale, named to draw attention to the value of intellectual property rights for small businesses. It was launched to coincide with the first anniversary of Intrepid’s beer being sold in pubs, and to mark the end of the trademark dispute.


It was important for the branding of Trade Mark IPA to tell something of the story behind the relationship between us and Intrepid, which started with a trade mark dispute, and for it to make people think about the value of branding and the associated legal issues."

Alex Newman, Head of Intellectual Property

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We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Chambers & Partners UK Top Ranked Firm 2022

“The team is incredibly responsive - they provide a good-quality advice and service."

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“You have done sterling work on our behalf for which we thank you. I am already recommending you should anyone be in need of your services.”

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We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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