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Food Safety

Food safety lawyers that know your business

With numerous pressures on the food industry, it’s vital that you’re able to focus on running your business. We’re here to help you with any legal issues that may arise.

Our Regulatory & Compliance Team acts for many national food manufacturers and has a great deal of experience helping clients with a wide range of food safety issues from labelling and allergen queries, food adulteration claims, regulatory investigations and issues arising in the course of mergers and acquisitions.  And although we advise on the law, we also help our clients understand the wider implications for their business, such as commercial or public relations considerations.

We are able to provide crisis management advice, lead and support on internal investigations and defend and challenge regulatory enforcement action including notices and prosecutions.  We have an excellent track record in this area and have regularly liaised with regulators to negotiate very favourable outcomes for our clients thanks to our experience.

We act for companies at all stages of the supply chain from food manufacturers, distributors and suppliers through to customers.  We provide simple, commercially focused advice at whatever point we are needed and pride ourselves on really getting to know our clients and their business needs in order to deliver the best possible outcomes

Our experience

  • representing clients in all types of regulatory investigations and advising on liability
  • leading or supporting on incident management
  • supporting clients to challenge enforcement notices
  • representing clients in Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court prosecutions
  • advising on compliance requirements and food safety issues in corporate transactions.

Insights

“Stuart Ponting is exceptional – a great mix of experience, knowledge and nous all combine to enable him to deal with most regulators in a way which provides a positive outcome. He is the only external lawyer on speed dial in my car- nuff said”

Legal 500

“Stuart Ponting and Claire Burrows are a well organised and coherent support team, whose service has never been anything but exemplary to me.”

Legal 500

“Claire Burrows is exceptional. She is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable, and has a brilliant eye for detail for her clients.”

Legal 500

Stuart
Ponting

Partner

Regulatory & Compliance

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Claire
Burrows

Director

Regulatory & Compliance

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+44 (0)113 283 2617

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Rachel
Turnbull

Senior Associate

Regulatory & Compliance

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+44 (0)113 283 4438

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