Food & Agriculture

A specialist, multidisciplinary Food & Agribusiness team providing innovative, expert advice to clients across the sector.

The food and agriculture industry represents a diverse collection of businesses and services across Northern Ireland. Our full service law firm is based in NI and has strong links and an exceptional reputation in this sector. The team is made up of experienced agriculture solicitors with a deep understanding of the issues facing farming businesses and agricultural businesses. Their vast experience, in-depth understanding of the sector and technical knowledge means we can deliver specialised legal advice to help your business perform to the exact standards demanded by this sector.

With such diversity across the sector, we carefully tailor our advice and legal services to the needs and requirements of each individual client. This bespoke approach, coupled with our extensive experience in the food and agriculture sector, ensures that we can help you tackle the difficult issues your business faces each day. Our solution driven, pro-active, practical advice for all types of agriculture law matters means that we can help you reduce your risk and protect your business at the same time.

Our involvement with the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA), the various government departments and EU bodies ensures we stay ahead of current issues and trends and focus on solutions to keep clients ahead of emerging issues. Our clients include major retailers, brand owners, large food and grocery distributors, food growers, processors and manufacturers, drinks manufacturers and distributors as well as clients operating in research and development. We are proud to represent local artisan food producers as well as large global food and drink distributors and wholesalers.

Carson McDowell is also an Affiliate Member of the Farm Safety Partnership Scheme which aims to promote farm safety in Northern Ireland.

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What we do

Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption
Branding and Labelling
Commercial Contracts
Corporate Finance
Food Composition and Labelling
Health and Safety
Intellectual property and Trademarks
Litigation Claims Management
Litigation and Dispute Management
Mergers and Acquisitions
Modern Slavery
Planning and Environmental
Product Liability and Product Recall
Real Estate and Property (including property acquisition and disposal and leases)
Regulatory Advice
Trading Standards
Succession Planning

Our Food & Agricultural team are here to advise you.

If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, please get in touch today.

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