Our experienced food and beverage team works closely with clients at all stages of the production, manufacture, packaging, distribution and retail process, advising on business issues such as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial contracts
  • Property
  • Employment law
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property

At a time of increasing scrutiny of the industry in the wake of the food labelling scandal, and of ever-increasing environmental regulation, we have experts on hand to advise you in all aspects of regulatory compliance.

Our team is also widely recognised for its expertise in advising clients on the European Protected Food Names schemes, including 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.