Food & Drink

Our food and drink team works closely with experts in our agricultural team to provide clients with legal advice from field-to-fork.

Our clients come from a wide range of businesses involved in the manufacture and sale of food and drink products, including vineyards, breweries, artisan coffee suppliers, meat traders, frozen fruit and vegetable suppliers, restaurants and coffee shops. Whether you are a farmer, a distributor or simply sell your own food and drink, the Warners food and drink law solicitors are here to assist you with any problems you may come across.

How our food and drink sector solicitors can help you:

  • Draft and negotiate contracts for each stage of the supply chain
  • Disputes with suppliers, manufacturers and producers
  • Debt collection
  • Advice on intellectual property rights and brand protection
  • Agency, distribution and franchise arrangements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial landlord and tenant advice
  • Property and lease disputes
  • Agricultural and farm business tenancies
  • Farm sales and purchases
  • Managing employment issues, including disciplinary, grievances and dismissals
  • Defending Employment Tribunal claims
  • Drafting employment contracts, settlement agreements and post termination restrictions
  • Advise on seasonal, temporary and casual labour

Our experience in the food and drink sector

  • Advising a well known international meat wholesaler on the restructure of the issued share capital by the re-designation of the shares into a single distinct class
  • Advising on the purchase and subsequent renewal of the lease for a restaurant in Tunbridge Wells
  • Advising a large snack food distributor on their claim for damages against a fleet vehicle dealer
  • Advising a large local vineyard on various matters, including purchases, leases and shareholders’ agreement and employment issues
  • Advising a coffee and tea distributor on various employment matters

Meet the team

Kevin Sullivan
Michael McNally
Angela Robinson

"Dealing with Warners was a massive relief in terms of their assistance at a difficult time and their professionalism and knowledge was brilliant. It was very comforting knowing that we were looked after and all affairs were in good hands. I would highly recommend their services to anyone needing legal advice."

Mr Baker

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