Food and Drink – Specialism2019-08-14T09:34:26+00:00

Food and Drink

What we do

We provide specialist legal advice from a team of highly experienced lawyers, who understand the sector.

The food and drink industry is important to the local and national economy and obviously links with the agricultural and business sectors, we also specialise in. We act for national and local food and drink producers and understand the pressures they encounter. Consumers are more demanding about quality, sustainability and buying products with local provenance.

Whether you are a farmer, a distributor, a startup or a well-established business we can assist you with problems you come across. We can introduce clients to others within the sector, provide practical advice and help parties share expertise, problems and experiences.

We are members of the Agricultural Law Association, the Countryside Alliance and the Countryside and Land Owners Association. We sponsor the Dorset Food & Arts Festival and The Blackmore Vale Taste of Dorset Awards.

How we do it

Our team of lawyers work closely together to provide a complete service for your changing needs and update clients when statute and regulations alter.

Each lawyer has years of experience and knowledge in specific legal fields, giving clients an expert that can provide the best advice on the following subjects. When suitable we also provide practical advice and guidance.

  • Securing new opportunities
  • Intellectual Property Support
  • Employment law
  • Drafting contracts and terms of agreement
  • Commercial property and planning
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures
  • Logistics
  • Dispute resolution, debt recovery, insolvency

Why choose us

We provide a friendly and professional service. Our litigation team, company commercial team and the firm have won awards for being the best departments in the Dorset Legal Awards. Our agricultural, company commercial, property, employment, and litigation departments are all recognised by the Legal 500, an independent business that assesses and ranks the best law firms, by confidential consultation and feedback from clients, other professionals and law firms.

We take a proactive approach to solving your legal needs and the team is available to talk through matters with you at any stage.

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The Food and Drink Team

Elinor Davis
Associate
Commercial Property

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Paul Dunlop
Principal
Head of Litigation and Disputes

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Sarah Dunlop
Chartered Legal Executive
Commercial Property

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Edward O’Brien
Associate
Litigation and Employment

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