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Food and drink

Food and drink is a fiercely competitive sector for companies operating at international, regional and local levels. Whether involved in processing, retailing or distribution, businesses are faced with exacting challenges.

These can range from dealing with increasingly stringent food and drink legislation, to corporate issues such as financial planning and employment law.

Food and drink law 

We have an 80-year history of helping companies in the food and drink industry. Our specialist food and drink law team is dedicated solely to advising companies at every stage of their development in this fast-moving sector, from market leaders to dynamic start-ups.

Based on this solid foundation, we have a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary issues and how best to deal with them. Highly knowledgeable and highly approachable, we can guide you on a wide range of issues including:

Clients who’ve welcomed our expert support include St Austell Brewery, Trewithen Dairy, Hillside Foods, Sandford Orchards, Chunk of Devon and Westaway Sausages.

Supporting local food and drink businesses

We’re long-standing supporters of the food and drink sector in the South West. We sponsor the Food & Drink Devon Awards and Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink.

Whether operating locally or internationally, we can help you grow your business and gain a bigger market share. Take the first step – call us today.

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