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Food & Drink

Our lawyers are all experts in their chosen specialisms, but you need your advisers to be able to look beyond the specific deal or project to understand your business sector. That is why our lawyers immerse themselves in specific industry sectors, making sure that they understand your business as well as they do their own.

Our experienced team works closely with clients at all stages of the production, manufacture and distribution process, including advising on the acquisition or leasing of premises, employment law issues and the protection and enforcement of intellectual property in products and brand names.  At a time of increasing scrutiny of the industry in the wake of the food labelling scandal and of ever increasing environmental regulation, we also have experts on hand to advise you on all aspects of regulatory compliance.

Our team is widely recognised for its experties in advising clients in relation to the European Protected Food Names schemes, including having acting in the successful application for "Protected Geographical Indication" status for the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie and the successful opposition to an application to obtain protection for Lincolnshire Sausages.