Food and Drink

Seen as the garden of England, Kent is also one of the UK’s most prominent food clusters, serving as a hub for businesses throughout the supply chain. From growers and manufacturers to wholesalers and retailers, the scope of county’s burgeoning contribution to the sector is almost endless. As historical residents within Kent, Furley Page knows exactly how important this field is to the region and exactly what legal guidance businesses require.

Facing a consistently changing regulatory framework and ever-changing barrage of consumer demands, food and drink companies are saddled with more demands than the simply the usual contractual and financial risks.

Our team can provide a comprehensive legal service to the food and drink sector at each stage of the supply chain to navigate and manage these demands and risks.

Legal advice for the food and drink sector

Whether you are a grower, manufacturer, co-operative, retailer or caterer, managing your supply chain is key. Our team can draft and negotiate contracts for at each stage of your supply chain.

Many parts of the food and drink industry have a mixture of permanent, temporary and casual labour and with ever changing employment legislation you may need support from our employment team.

Many businesses in this sector operate from one or more premises. Whether factories, offices, retail units or mixed use our commercial property lawyers can advise you.

In the world of fast moving consumer goods and perishable items, time is off the essence. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a dispute our experienced team will act quickly to find a practical resolution for you.

Why choose Furley Page for legal advice

We can help you whether you are starting up or trading, or thinking about restructuring or passing on your family business. We have a wide range of expertise with many years of experience and the teams that will advise you are recommended by The Legal 500 and Chambers, independent guides to the legal profession.

Food and Drink services

Business structures

We can advise on the best legal structure for your business in conjunction with your accountants. We can assist with any administrative procedures in setting up the required business entity.

Corporate documents

We can review, advise on, draft and negotiate shareholders agreements, articles of association, LLP membership agreements and partnership agreements.

Corporate governance

We can provide company secretarial services as well as general advice on the Companies Act 2006, directors duties and the Bribery Act 2010.

How can we help you

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Key Contacts

Susan Jennings

Partner & Head of Corporate