Expert food lawyers in regulation and safety matters

Blake Morgan is an expert food regulation and safety law firm with nationwide offices.

Our expert food lawyers are able to provide you with the full spectrum of legal services required to deal with this evolving and complex area of law.

We regularly provide compliance advice for both established and start-up businesses covering both food and animal feed issues. We also advise in relation to food supplements and the distinction between food and medicinal and/or other products.

We advise in relation to food contamination and recall procedures, and advise companies subject to criminal investigations and prosecutions initiated by enforcing authorities relating to food safety and hygiene.

We also regularly act for companies involved in civil litigation arising from food and feed liability issues.

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Main Areas Of Practice


Blake Morgan is an expert food regulation and safety law firm with nationwide offices.

Compliance advice

Our specialists can advise you in relation to food, food supplement and feed safety and compliance issues from inception to production, to include the design of traceability, corrective action and recall procedures. Our advice covers all areas of risk management for manufacturers and suppliers, to include allergen management and control procedures.

Labelling and Marketing

Our expert food regulatory lawyers regularly advise in relation to food contact material regulations, food information and labelling provisions as well as marketing and health and nutrition claims. Our lawyers advise in relation to new and evolving products, such as CBD, and can provide advice in relation to novel food provisions.

Commercial contracts

Our expert food lawyers can advise you in relation to how best to take your product to market, to include how to address distribution agreements and liability issues. We provide specialist advice on limiting liability for food, food supplement and feed products.

Recalls and corrective action

Our specialists can advise you in relation to food and feed safety issues requiring corrective action and/or recalls. Our lawyers can advise you in relation to when and how to notify statutory agencies of safety issues. We have dealt with contamination and recall issues relating to enzymes and processing agents, pesticide residues, allergen contamination and manufacturing failures.

Risk and crisis management

We have a critical incident protocol service for clients with a 24/7 advice service. We are able to assist you at short notice at any time to deal with business-critical incidents and work with you to protect your brand and reputation.

Enforcement

Our food law specialists can advise you in relation to raids and the exercise of statutory investigative powers by regulators. We can advise you in relation to all aspects of a food safety regulatory criminal investigation, and help you ensure that you and/or your organisation deal efficiently and effectively with any case.

Prosecution

We have a dedicated and experienced team of solicitors and barristers able to advise and appear on your behalf in the event of a criminal prosecution in any Court.

Commercial disputes

Our expert food lawyers are able to advise you in relation to defending and pursuing civil claims for compensation for breach of contract/negligence/strict liability resulting from food and feed safety issues. We also advise on recoverability of losses from other parties who may have contributed to the reason for the incident occurring.

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Our Clients


Our expert food lawyers work with SMEs and micro businesses right up to UK trading entities of large multinationals and PLCs. We also advise directors concerned with individual liabilities, regulatory agencies and public bodies.

Highlights


Advising and representing a food manufacturer in connection with an investigation and prosecution in relation to food labelling issues arising out of the use of nutritional claims. 


Due diligence advice to a food manufacturer in the course of a transaction to purchase a plant for the manufacture of a novel food.


Advising a large company in relation to an EU-wide recall of food products contaminated by a third country supply chain.


Our Experts


Jill
Bainbridge
Partner

Southampton

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Tom
Walker
Senior Associate Barrister

Cardiff

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Heather
Welham
Associate

Southampton

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Rob
Jefferies
Senior Solicitor

Reading

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Steve
Parish
Case supervisor

Cardiff

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Kevin
Barrow
Case Supervisor

Cardiff

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