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Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors - Supporting the food and drink industry in Yorkshire
Yorkshire has some of the best locally produced food and drink products in this country, many of which are showcased to their best at the huge variety of food and drink festivals held across our region. The passion for tasting traditional as well as new and emerging Yorkshire products is ever increasing and entrepreneurs as well as existing Yorkshire brands are capitalising on this evolving industry.
From gin to wine, coffee to beer, there's a wealth of beverages being produced and sold throughout Yorkshire to really whet your whistle.
We are also spoilt with the delicious journey through Yorkshire's famous food heritage that we can experience north to south and east coast to the west riding through our growers, manufacturers and retailers.
The way in which we look to experience food and drink is also evolving with the rise of street food, gin bars, artisan fairs and seasonal fine dining.
Our experience working with food and drink businesses alongside organisations and memberships supporting this industry such as Deliciouslyorkshire, Made in Yorkshire and VisitYork puts us in a very strong position for advising the food and drink industry on legal services if you are looking to enter, grow, expand, diversify or even go international in the food and drink industry!
The food and drink industry is facing increasing pressure. Making sense of regulations and compliance, understanding the impact of complex legislation and keeping abreast of consumer demands for convenience and innovation are all key challenges for today’s management teams. In addition, any provider of food to the public is subject to considerable regulation and the reputational risks of a product recall or of quality issues can be considerable.
Our experienced lawyers understand the timescales and pressures which suppliers, manufacturers and retailers face and deliver prompt and pragmatic commercial advice to keep you trading within the law.
We can provide advice on whatever stage your business is at; whether you require new premises, need help on a lease or are selling your own premises. We have experience in dealing with factories, offices and retail units. We also offer advice and guidance on commercial and supplier agreements, finances, employment legislation, franchising, environmental and regulatory compliance and dispute resolution including mediation. We offer a full range of legal and regulatory services to the food and drink sector to help you navigate and manage the sector’s demands and risks.
For more information and to speak to one of our legal experts, please contact us.