Food & Drink

Volatile commodity prices and exchange rates, competitive pressures on pricing, compliance with health and environment-focused legislation, regulation and standards, supply chain complexities and concerns, the importance of provenance and branding... these are just some of the challenges MacRoberts' expert Food & Drink lawyers can help you overcome.

We provide specialist legal support at every stage of the supply chain, from assisting with supply agreements and supply chain liability to advising on packaging and advertising requirements and obligations. Our lawyers have a comprehensive grasp of the ever changing food & drink environment and understand the increasingly complex supply chains which operators and businesses must navigate. 

Given the varied nature of the sector, and the supply chain and cross-sector complexities industry operators face, we work closely with specialist teams across the firm to provide a fully comprehensive legal service. The legal advice and support we provide therefore reflects the needs of the sector, both within the industry itself and when it inevitably interacts with other industries.

“From field to fork, MacRoberts is engaged with every stage of increasingly complex and dynamic supply chains, whether it be aquaculture, dairy, meat, cereals, bakery, processed foods, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks (and all of their separate ingredients). In addition, relating to equipment, packaging or the services required in these supply chains, MacRoberts offers expertise and specialist legal services across the food & drink sector.”

Euan Duncan, Head of Food & Drink
    • Food & Drink EU Commission recognises UK organic standards The EU Commission has recognised UK control bodies, and therefore UK organic certification standards, which allows farmers to continue to use EU organic logos for a period of 12 months after 1 January 2021.
    • Food & Drink Fraud, Security & Provenance in the Food & Drink Industry On 8 December 2020, MacRoberts and Livingston James hosted a virtual roundtable discussion, with a fascinating insight to fraud, security and provenance in the food and drink industry presented by Professor Chris Elliott of Queens University Belfast.
    • Food & Drink Food & Drink Newsletter - Autumn/Winter 2020 The latest edition of our Food & Drink Newsletter looks at the impact of ongoing restrictions on the food & drink and hospitality sectors.
    • Food & Drink Exporting Your Goods: Your Personal Checklist Navigating a smooth export journey requires careful planning and execution. At MacRoberts, we work closely with small to medium-sized businesses to reduce the risks associated with the export process.

Hospitality & Leisure at MacRoberts

We have extensive experience of working with hospitality and leisure businesses throughout the UK, providing a fully comprehensive legal service to a wide range of businesses including hotels, pubs, restaurants, travel and tourism operators and sporting and leisure facilities.

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