Food & Drink Sector

Working in food and drink is different from many other commercial enterprises. It brings with it many industry specific regulations business and taxation considerations.

We have an experienced team of lawyers who provide specialist legal advice to farmers who have diversified into producers as well food and drink industry clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial issues. Our clients range from growers to large scale processors and packagers.

We can advise on the establishment, financing and termination of all types of types of businesses, be it a sole trader, company, partnership, LLP or co-operative. We also advise food and drink business clients on sales and acquisitions, as well as commercial arrangements such as marketing, syndicate, distribution and supply agreements. We also can offer Notary Services where you need documents preparing for export arrangements.

We provide a full and comprehensive legal service, working closely with other specialists including our Tax & Trusts teams who are able to advise, for instance, on the personal tax implications of any business decision you wish to take and our employment team who can advise on Agricultural Wages Board and Gangmaster Licensing.

Our services include:

  • Company incorporations
  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Business and company sales and acquisitions
  • Co-operatives and producer organisations
  • Joint ventures
  • Marketing, distribution and supply agreements
  • Competition law implications
  • Group reorganisations
  • Intellectual property advice
  • Agricultural and commercial property
  • Employment advice

If you would like to read more about our Food and Drink team including testimonials from clients then please click here to read our Food and Drink Sector Brochure.

We are also one of founders of the Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce Food and Drink Producer Forum. The group meets quarterly to listen to speakers on topical subjects and provides the opportunity for like minded business people to meet and share experiences. Further details of the groups meeting will be posted on this page shortly.