About Us

We work with food and food-related businesses who want to ensure their products and services comply with the complex regulatory framework relating to food law. Our clients recognise that there are risks associated with placing non-compliant products on the market, and come to us to ensure that these risks can be safely managed so they can concentrate on developing their business.

We work by supporting and empowering our clients as they grow their businesses by advising and educating in equal measure. We aim to offer a specialist, high quality and value for money service. Being based at the Norwich Research Park, close to the world renowned Institute for Food Research, our clients include businesses at all stages of the food chain from those working in food science, product development, food production, manufacturing and retailing.

We have a special niche in advising small to medium artisan producers and start-up businesses with potential for high growth.

Our services

As well as advising on how to comply with food law regulation, we can advise on a range of food law related matters such as labelling, health and nutrition claims, HACCP and traceability.

ABC Food Law
/ About Us

Sharon Bowles

Sharon Bowles

BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons), LLM, Solicitor

Director and Principal Solicitor

I qualified as a solicitor in 1999 having trained in a London local authority. Since then I have worked in local government, in private practice acting for local authority and public sector clients, and also as an in-house lawyer. I can advise on contract, public procurement, commercial and general legal matters. In particular I can draft contracts for the supply of goods and services, employment contracts and business terms and conditions.

You can read my CV here.

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Andy Bowles

Dr Andy Bowles

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FIFST, Solicitor

Director and Specialist Food Law Solicitor

I have worked in the field of food safety for nearly thirty years and have held posts as Quality Assurance Manager in the dairy industry, Acting Head of Environmental Health for a London Borough and university lecturer for both undergraduate and post-graduate food modules. I specialise in food law and regularly lecture on this topic to professional audiences.

You can read a bit more about me here

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Jacob Bowles

Jacob Bowles

Office Assistant

I moved to Cringleford in Norwich 6 years ago and I attended City College for 2 years. My favourite hobbies are model trains, trainspotting, music, art and football.

I support Norwich city football club and I go to all home and away games. I am also learning to play bass guitar and I attend art classes.

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Emily Lees

Emily Lees

Workplace Personal Assistant

I have lived in Norfolk all my life and I have worked within the Care and Support industry for over 5 years and I hold a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. I support Office Assistant Jacob Bowles here at ABC Food Law and I enjoy going to music concerts, the cinema and enjoying all that the Norfolk countryside has to offer.

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