Food & Drink

Ashtons Legal assists businesses involved in the food & drink sector in a number of key legal areas. Our expertise includes growers, farmers, manufacturers, processors, distributors and retailers. We offer a range of legal services to our food business clients including:

  • supply chain contracts
  • property law dealing with freehold and leasehold transactions
  • business structures
  • business contracts
  • regulatory compliance
  • premises licensing
  • employment law
  • food safety and product liability
  • food labelling and advertising
  • brand protection and exploitation
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • competition law
  • health and safety

Food & drink labelling and advertising

These services are provided by our specialist partner ABC Food Law who work with food-related businesses who need to ensure their products and services comply with the complex regulatory food law frameworks. Details of their full range of services can be found at - https://www.abcfoodlaw.co.uk/

Your legal partner

Our clients tell us that what really matters is having a legal firm as a real partner: one that understands the demands and pressures of running a business. This means using legal services to not only solve issues but also to exploit commercial opportunities. We do both. We understand sector specific trading practices because of our direct ‘hands on’ experience. We are also fully aware of the strengths and vulnerabilities of the supply chain and our team works closely with clients to advise them on regulatory and brand protection concerns.

In working with us, you can benefit from: 

  • a free initial scoping and fact finding meeting
  • a telephone helpline including a crisis helpline
  • email alerts on relevant legal issues
  • access to our employment portal where you can download in excess of 20 ‘core’ employment documents, forms and policies
  • expert legal advice from lawyers with experience in the food and drink industry.
Fee arrangements 

In order to give our clients choice, we offer a number of pricing options. These include fixed fees, which offer clients both transparency and certainty, and bespoke monthly retainers offering different ranges of services and costs to meet your specific needs. Retainers are reviewed after three months to ensure they are delivering value for money. 

For advice and representation in relation to all regulatory-related matters please contact Tim Ridyard and Tim Norris in our specialist team.

How can we help?

If you have an enquiry or you would like to find out more about our services, why not contact us?

0333 220 9071

Alternatively, make an enquiry or request a call back by filling out a form.

Trailers: no changes after safety review

21/08/2019

A recently published Government report has been considering the safety of trailers to consider whether mandatory testing of all of them should be intr......

New Guidance: use and safety of tail lifts

19/08/2019

A tragic tailgate accident, where Petru Pop died after being crushed by an 1100 kg pallet of tiles, in High Wycombe in November 2018, might not have h......

Mobile phones: ‘Tougher restrictions’ and ‘stricter enforcement’ required

13/08/2019

A series of significant restrictions on mobile phone use whilst driving is recommended by the Commons Transport Select Committee in a report published......

Preventing lorries being used as weapons (‘VAWs’)

09/08/2019

Countering Vehicle as a Weapon: Best Practice Guidance for Goods Vehicle Operators and Drivers has just been released by the Department for Transport......

Public Inquiry

01/08/2018

Read how we can help you if you've been called to a Public Inquiry.

Truck Cartel

01/08/2018

Read our guide to claiming compensation.

Road Transport Services

01/08/2018

Read an overview of the Road Transport law services we offer.

RT @lucianaberger: This vote is not about what happens today. It is about what our country will look like for decades to come. How can the…
RT @NFUtweets: BREAKING: @Minette_Batters responds to UK/EU Brexit deal - "It's vital that government has a long term aspiration to ensure…
RT @AshtonMedInjury: So today we had a rather interesting visit from these lot for #breastcancera...warenessmonth 😂Needless to say they bright…