Valued at £104.4 billion, the food and beverage industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector and vital to the UK economy. It is a multi-faceted and fast-moving landscape, formed of a complex supply chain.

Competition is fierce and driven by changes in consumer demand. It is critical that businesses have the ability to adapt to market conditions and stay ahead of the curve.

Whether it is leasing suitable restaurant premises, contracting with suppliers, distributers and employees, navigating the industry’s highly regulated framework, franchising or streamlining processes with technology, our food and drink lawyers recognise that the right decisions must be made at the right times.

From passionate family startups on their growth trajectory to established household brands looking to protect market position, our experience in the sector means we are well-suited to working with businesses at each stage by providing commercial, cost-effective, holistic advice to best protect your business and its objectives.

Whether you are setting up a food and beverage business, are involved in a dispute or need advice on food safety, our lawyers have a wealth of experience in food and beverage law and would be happy to assist with any of the following and more:

  • Supply chain contracts
  • Environmental issues
  • Commercial law and international trade
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory advice, investigations and prosecutions
  • Employment law
  • Commercial property
  • Competition law
  • Disputes
  • Food labelling and advertising
  • Food safety, hygiene, and product recalls

Regional heavyweights

B P Collins’ reputation continues to excel in the legal directories. The firm is recognised as a regional heavyweight, many of our services are tier one and lots of our lawyers are recognised as either leaders in their field or next generation lawyers. The firm has been ranked in The Times Best Law Firms since 2022.

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