ABC Food Law, specialist solicitors

We are the only specialist firm of food law solicitors in the UK. Because we specialise we can often answer your queries and resolve your food law related issues quickly without the need for lengthy and costly legal research.

Common issues that we advise on include:

  • Food information on labels, websites and advertising material.
  • Use of food additives.
  • Novel foods.
  • Food supplements.
  • Supply chain integrity including traceability, imported food control, contract formation and dispute resolution.
  • Compliance with food hygiene law.
  • Animal feed law.
  • Allergen control.

Contract drafting service

Many food businesses rely on the goodwill of their suppliers and customers but when things go wrong, relationships can quickly sour. We offer a cost-effective contract drafting service to ensure that your business is adequately protected and that your suppliers and customers are treated fairly.

We use our understanding of the food industry to ensure that contracts are completely relevant to your business. We also take care to ensure that they are drafted in clear language and we provide both written explanation of the terms of the contracts as well as the opportunity to discuss and clarify any contract related issues with you. 

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We are regulated by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA) 

Our status as a regulated law firm provides you with the reassurance that:
  • We are bound by the SRA Code of Conduct.
  • We will always act in your best interests and in strict confidence.
  • You will receive an excellent level of service from appropriately trained and qualified staff who comply with the law and SRA requirements.
  • You will receive all of the information you need to make a wellinformed choice about the services you need.
  • You will know how much our services will cost you and you will be given a clear explanation of how our fees are calculated.
  • All of our fees will be agreed in advance – no nasty surprises.
  • You will be able to make a complaint if we do not meet your expectations:
  • Either directly to us or to the Legal Ombudsman.
  • You may also be entitled to receive compensation if your complaint is upheld and it is found that we were at fault.


Our details

Company Registered in England No. 08168250

Registered office: Room 9, West Site A, Innovation Centre,
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7GJ.
VAT registration number is 158 6962 57
ABC Food Law is an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) under licence number 596682 and further details of our licence may be viewed here.

Sharon Bowles

Sharon Bowles

Principal Solicitor

Sharon has been qualified as a solicitor for 17 years and holds a Master's Degree in food law.


Andy Bowles

Dr Andy Bowles

Specialist food law solicitor

Andy has worked for over 30 years in the field of food saftey in industry, enforcement and academia. He is a qualified solicitor and holds a PhD in food law.