Solicitors in Market Harborough

Food & Drink Solicitors & Food & Drink Lawyers

 

We are a modern and progressive food & drink law firm and we operate a new legal services business model, which combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm, with cutting edge developments in the modern provision of legal services.

 

What differentiates us from most traditional solicitors practises is that we operate a hybrid legal business services model. This means that in addition to employing lawyers we also appoint consultant solicitors who deliver legal services on our behalf. Many of our consultant lawyers work remotely, and using the latest IT infrastructure deliver fast, effective and efficient legal services.    

 

Our business model has a very low cost base. With the exception of our administrative headquarters, we only use serviced offices for basic needs such as telephone answering. Any additional fees for using meeting rooms are only incurred, as and when we use the rooms. Where possible we pass these cost savings back to our clients in the form of costs effective fee rates. We do not incur the significant cost overheads, including expensive premises, of more traditional law firms.

 

We have a dedicated team of food & drink solicitors, who have considerable experience of advising on all aspects of the food and drink industry. Our food & drink lawyers advise on the production, manufacture, marketing, distribution and sale of food & drink products.

 

We go to great lengths to understand your business and its commercial requirements, thereby ensuring that we provide advice that is tailored to your specific business needs. We provide commercial and pragmatic legal advice, and where possible we try to “add value” to assist your business and the daily decisions you make.

 

We advise on the following food & drink related matters:

 

  • Food & drink manufacturing and production – we advise on all types of commercial manufacturing arrangements, including outsourced manufacturing contracts, supply contracts and production contracts.

  • Commercial Contracts – our food & drink lawyers advise on a broad range of commercial contracts including T&Cs of supply or purchase, distribution contracts, agency contracts, franchise agreements and bespoke commercial agreements drafted to suit your specific needs.

  • Branding and licensing – our food & drink solicitors advise on all types of intellectual property branding and licensing including registering trade marks, enforcing trade mark infringement and also passing off (unregistered trade mark infringement). We also advise on licensing intellectual property rights for the purpose of brand exploitation.

  • Food and drink regulation – we advise on food and drink regulation including health and safety regulations and hygiene. We also advise on production and manufacturing standards and product labelling to ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Litigation and Enforcement Actions – Our food & drink lawyers advise on general commercial litigation matters including contractual enforcement matters and actions in tort. We also advise on food & drink safety and regulatory enforcement actions. We will evaluate your position, and provide prudent and commercial advice to ensure that the claim is resolved as quickly as possible, thereby enabling you to do what you do best, which is focusing on developing your business.      

  • Joint Ventures and Collaborations – our food & drink solicitors advise on structuring commercial collaborations and corporate joint ventures. We advise on joint research and development commercial contracts. We also advise on corporate joint ventures including setting up a limited company or limited liability partnership, and drafting shareholder agreements or partnership agreements.    

 

 

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OFFICES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVICED BY US

 

We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only) and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicester, Leicestershire.

 

We provide legal services all over England and Wales.

 

CONTACT US

 

Please visit our Contact page and submit an enquiry form or contact us on 0800 567 7595 or if you are telephoning from a mobile on 01858 414284 or by email at enquiries@summerfieldbrowne.com 

 

Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Leicestershire).

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