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The food and drink industry is facing increasing pressure. Making sense of regulations and compliance, understanding the impact of complex legislation and keeping abreast of consumer demands for convenience and innovation are all key challenges for today’s management teams. In addition, any provider of food to the public is subject to considerable regulation and the reputational risks of a product recall or of quality issues can be considerable.
Our experienced lawyers understand the timescales and pressures which suppliers, manufacturers and retailers face and deliver prompt and pragmatic commercial advice to keep you trading within the law.
Full-service legal solution - corporate transactions and financing, packaging and labelling, product liability and recall, employment, intellectual property, property, planning, environmental, commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, information technology and outsourcing, data protection, e-commerce, franchising, insolvency and advertising and marketing.
Specialists in complex regulations - consumer (including the Consumer Rights Actand the Consumer Rights Directive), marketing, product liability, food and drink (including nutrition and health claims), environmental (including Waste Packaging Regulations and the Environment Protection Act), corporate manslaughter and health and safety.
Crisis management - criminal and civil law advice on a dawn raid or other investigation, first line 'phone support', attendance on site, experience in defending clients in police stations and interviews under caution, advice and representation at interviews, court hearings and public inquiries - all at a moment’s notice.
High profile clients - from publicly quoted companies to private owner-managed businesses.
Wide sector experience - retail, food and drink, health and beauty, pharmaceuticals, transport and logistics, security, construction and manufacturing.
Specialist advice - from packaging and environmental issues to labelling and product claims, to food safety and hygiene - helping you remain compliant and profitable.
Dedicated food and drink lawyers - with 15 years' industry experience based in Nottingham, Birmingham, Exeter and operating nationally.
Hear from commercial and technology lawyer, Richard Nicholas, to find out how Brexit affects commercial contracts – what is speculation and what you need to do right now.
What “commercial organisations” does the MSA apply to?
Over the past 24 hours, the UK press has widely reported that negotiations around Jose Mourinho’s image rights are holding up his keenly-awaited appointment as Manchester United Football Club’s new manager.
If you sell goods, services or digital content to consumers, the Consumer Rights Act will apply to you. The need to be transparent is greater than ever and, in this video, Caroline talks about how you can practically meet your obligations under the new regulations.
Many thanks for all your help last week, particularly in making yourself available at short notice and out of office hours.
Chambers notes that Rachel is 'passionate about her practice area and very easy to deal with' and 'she is really focused on getting the right commercial outcome for the client.'
Advising an importer of foodstuffs into the UK following service of a notice impounding £1 million pounds worth of stock after an allegation that the foodstuff had been contaminated by pests – we obtained expert evidence to secure the release of the majority of the seized stock.
Advising and representing an independent restaurant owner investigated by a local authority following a large scale food poisoning outbreak alleged to have been caused by the supply of food to an outside catering event.
Advising a company launching a line of ready meals branded in their name but manufactured and retailed by a third party. The advice focused on the issue of product liability and the rights of our client in the event of a product safety issue and recall.
Providing bespoke training to directors and senior account managers of a manufacturer and supplier of patisserie products on the Groceries Supply Chain Code of Practice and the powers of the Groceries Code Adjudicator.
Philip Hammond has today delivered the Autumn statement and, as usual, there are a number of changes which will impact on employers and employees.
In March 2016 the Government announced its intention to reduce fees for the registration of UK Registered Designs, following their consultation in January. Unsurprisingly, the majority of responses favoured a reduction in registered design fees.
The world’s seventh largest container carrier, Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd, filed for receivership yesterday as banks led by Korea Development Bank withdrew their backing from the company for failing to tackle its debt of approximately $5.5 billion.
In an ASA ruling released this week, Iceland Foods Limited 'Iceland' was found to have breached Rule 1.3 of the CAP Code by distributing a marketing circular to over 175,000 residential addresses (including, by mistake, to a primary school) which, on the external back page, advertised an introductory offer on the “FAT bastard” brand of wine.
We administer over 290 companies for both UK and international clients providing cost effective and high quality company secretarial service.
Managing facilities from banks and other funders is often complex and an essential part of an organisation’s success.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest.
Intellectual property (IP) is an asset which can add significant value to your business.
Delivering a marketing campaign comprises a range of promotional ideas and materials.
Retailers have a responsibility to their consumers which goes beyond delivering quality products and services.
Organisations who wish to employ migrant workers are likely to have to apply for a Licence to Sponsor.
Many employers will require a licence to sponsor in order to be able to recruit non-EEA migrant workers and students.
The UK Visa and Immigration can audit a holder of a Licence to Sponsor at any time within the 4 year life span of that license.
Our Information Compliance Audit is a one day on-site audit carried out by one of our expert data protection lawyers.
With eye-watering financial penalties and the risk of disastrous damage to reputation, are you confident that your systems and processes would withstand the consequences of a breach?
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