We act for major food and drink manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, hotels and distributors, and their insurers.
We recognise that brand and reputation are important assets in the food and drink industry, and a swift legal response is often required when an incident arises. We work closely with crisis management, compliance, and public relations advisors to minimise negative media coverage. We have expertise in handling food and drink contamination claims, both where losses are insured (as damage to property) and uninsured (financial losses). We have a proven record of resolving large groups of injury claims arising out of an outbreak, in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner. Supply chain management is crucial, and we are experienced in pursuing recoveries against others in the chain. We advise insurers on effective wording in respect of food and drink policies and provide coverage advice on often contentious areas (for example, whether contamination has caused damage under the policy).