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food and drink

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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.

what we do...

  • 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.

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