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Breweries & Beverages

We support drinks businesses, brands and breweries along their growth journeys.

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Our specialist breweries and beverages team acts for breweries, drinks businesses and pub groups, along with their suppliers, distributors and others involved in the supply chain.

As the sector continues to be affected by the cost-of-living crisis as well as inflated energy prices and raw material costs — not to mention the shifting attitudes towards alcohol consumption and severe impact of Brexit on exports — it’s becoming ever more difficult for creative and passionate brands to deliver top quality products and experiences to customers.

Paired with the constantly changing legal landscape for manufacturers — from the deposit return scheme and draught relief to alcohol duty rate changes, packaging extended producer responsibility and the allocation of tips act — it’s critical to have an experienced legal partner by your side to navigate your way towards commercial success.

Our multidisciplinary team contains experts in employment, corporate, intellectual property, contracts, banking, litigation, insolvency and real estate law — acting as a one-stop-shop for all your legal needs. We also have knowledge in more nuanced areas — such as environmental law, health and safety, regulatory compliance and licensing — and can advise on complex matters like food packing regulations, greenwashing risks and net zero regulations.

Strong relationships with financiers, accountants, investment funders, property valuers and other intermediaries also help us to facilitate the right introductions to further our clients’ goals.

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Straightforward legal advice

Our team is spearheaded by experienced corporate lawyer Daniel Finn — an expert in supporting drinks and hospitality businesses along their growth journeys. Dan provides responsive and straightforward legal advice that founders can understand.

We work with business large and small — from household name breweries to fledgling brands with fiercely loyal customer bases. We have an increasing presence in the non-alcoholic space including with artisan mixer and cocktail brands.

We assist with all manner of corporate, banking, insolvency, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, commercial contract, employment law, real estate and litigation matters.

Clients that we act for include Mash Gang, LWC Drinks, Ilkley Brewery, Craven Brew Co, Cains Brewery and Citizen Spritz.

We're also proud members of SIBA and LBA and a regular contributor to The Brewers Journal, Beer Today and Low No Drinker.

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Meet the team

Daniel Finn

Daniel Finn

Senior Associate

Ian Mylrea

Ian Mylrea

Partner, Head of Pensions

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