Previous Meetings



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22nd May 2024

Pinsent Masons

Food in the Face of Elections

Daniel Zeichner MP,  Shadow Minister, DEFRA

20th March 2024

6 Pump Court Chambers

 Food Law Litigation Update

Mark Watson KC

Gordon Menzies

Nicholas Ostrowski

Pascal Bates

Angelica Rokad

1st February 2024


All Change – Developments in Food Policy and Regulation

Dominic  Watkins

Anne-Marie Taylor

Georgia Taylor

Bobby Mann

20th November 2023

Fieldfisher  LL P

Novel Food Compliance Reform in the UK

Robert Jappie, Fieldfisher LLP

Miles Bennett, barrister 5 Paper Buildings

Nick Kenny, Ceres Associates

27th September 2023

Gough Square Chambers

Legal Update

Michael Coley 

Sabrina Goodchild

8th June 2023


Authentic Food and Drink Products for Consumers - Developments in Protected Geographical (UK and EU)

Speaker: Paolo Andreottola, Of Counsel, CMS

“Made in Italy” Speaker: Gabriella Manfredi

Reducing Food Waste – a Regulatory Approach Speaker: Esme Saynor

25th April 2023


What do FBOs need to know about the Business and Human Rights Legal Landscape?

Hannah Edmonds-Camara, Covington

8th February 2023

Mills & Reeve, London

Food Law & Practice

A review of the last 12 months and a look at the horizon

Jessica Burt, Solicitor, Mills & Reeve LLP


Neil Smyth, Solicitor, Mills & Reeve LLP

3rd November 2022


Going Green Isn’t Easy

Catherine Colliston, Partner DWF LLP

Conrad Reyners, Global Regulatory and Government Affairs, Counsel for Red Bull

Katherine Mason, Senior Associate, Consumer Regulatory, DWF Law

20th September 2022


 Shoosmiths LL P


Tech Companies as Food Business Operators - Hidden in Plain Sight?

Philip Ryan, partner, Shoosmiths LLP

Kristy Coleman, partner, Greengage LLP

5th April 2022


A Taste of Things to Come Improving individual health – is regulation the best way?


Marketing environmental benefits - recent ASA Decision 

Ian Thomas, barrister, 6 Pump Court Panel Chair

Tom Scourfield, partner CMS

16th February 2022

Gough Square Chambers

Abuse of Process – lessons to be learnt after the Monk Settlement

David Travers QC, Gough Square Chambers

7th December 2021


Review of the Food Law Year 2021

Brian Kelly, Partner, Covington

Margaret Murray, The  Food Law Group.

29th September 2021


The National Food Strategy Debate

Roger Gardner, Chairman, The Food Law Group

Jessica Burt, Mills & Reeve

28th June 2021

Addleshaw Goddard

Key Insights in Expert Evidence in Food Safety Prosecutions

David Young, Partner Addleshaw Goddard

Dr Slim Dinsdale, Food Safety Experts Ltd

Dr Belinda Stuart Moonlight, Moonlight Environmental Ltd

28th April 2021

Mills & Reeve LL P

Food Supply Chain 2021

Key legal aspects of divergence and convergence.

Jessica Burt, Associate, Mills & Reeve LL P

Maree Gallagher, of Counsel at Covington & Burling LL P

9th February 2021




How every business in the food sector is critically affected by the developing interplay between food safety, food standards, public health, environmental protection, consumer rights, economic reality and the law.

 David Travers, QC

6 Pump Court

16th December 2020


End of 2020 Round-Up Meeting - Reviewing the Food Law Year

Sian Edmunds,

Partner, Burges Salmon

Ian Thomas,

Barrister, 6 Pump Court Chambers

1st October 2020

Osborne Clarke

2020 Focus on the Legal Aspects of Food E-Commerce

Tom Harding  & Katrina Anderson

18th June 2020




The UK Legal Framework for CBD

Brian Kelly - Partner, Covingtons

16th April 2020


CMS (Online)


  • Food – Innovation, Sustenance and Sustainability- Recent Developments.
  • Legal Implications of the novel coronavirus for the food industry
  • Growing Cultivated Meat on a Global Scale
  • Innovation in Sustainable Food Technology
  • Plastic and Packaging Developments in the UK and EU

Esme Saynor, Senior Associate

Kaleem Mahmood, Associate

Dr Jane Hollywood, Senior Patent Attorney,

Olivia Jamison, Partner, CMS

Benjamina Bollag, CEO. High  Steaks

23rd January 2020

Burges Salmon LLP

Legal Developments in Novel Foods

Sian Edmunds,

Partner, Burges Salmon

26th November 2019




Recent Developments in the Regulation of Marketing and  Advertising of Foods

Jessica Burt, solicitor, Mills & Reeve LLP

Madeleine Jones, Associated British Foods

18th September 2019

Gough Square Chambers

Brexit Reviewed

Jonathan Goulding

George Spence-Jones

19th June 2019


The CMO Use of Dairy Designated Terms in Veganaury

Hilary Ross, Partner, Regulatory, DWF

1st May 2019 

Brodies LLP

Food Law in the Context of Devolution, Food Legislation, Regulation and Enforcement in Scotland

Charles Livingstone, Niall McClean, Clive Phillips, Brodies LLP 

22nd January 2019


Allergens in the Spotlight
Two Recent Fatal Food Allergy Cases - Does the Law Offer Sufficient  Protection?

 Dr Belinda Stuart Moonlight

Brian Kelly, Partner Covington

19th November 2018

Burges Salmon

The Irish Aspect of Brexit and Other Issues

Sian Edmunds - Burges Salmon

Ian Thomas - Barrister, 6 Pump Court

9th October 2018


Unwrapping Current Food Packaging Issues: Plastic and Sustainability”

Dan Crossley, Food Ethics Council

Alex Ibrahim, CMS

Olivia Jamieson, Environment Partner CMS

14th June 2018

Mills & Reeve

Food Law Enforcement – A new perspective

Rod Ainsworth, Director of Regulatory and Legal Strategy, Food Standards Agency

Jonathan Goulding, Gough Square Chambers

Jessica Burt, Mills & Reeve

18th April 2018


1.5 CPD

Osborne Clarke LLP

Blockchain- Applications for Food Manufacturers and the Legal Issues Arising.

Catherine Hammon, Senior Knowledge Lawyer

Katrina Anderson, Associate

Mark Taylor, Partner.


29th January 2018   


1.5 CPD 


Hope for a Trade Deal: Prepare for WTO - Implications for food regulation and trade. 

Dominic Watkins

Vassilis Akritidis. 


21st November 2017 


At the offices of Baker McKenzie LL.P.

Controlling Danger Foods.  The Extra- Judicial Approach

Charles Livingstone, Partner, Brodies LLP and Andrew Taylor, CAP.

26th September 2017


1.5 CPD

At the offices of Covington & Burling LL.P

Brexit - The Impact on Food and Trade Law

Brian Kelly, partner in the Life Sciences Group Covington & Burlling

Thomas Sebastian, barrister, Monckton Chambers

Bart Van Vooren ,  lawyer and  EU communicator .

4th July 2017

At the offices of Taylor Wessing

Countering Fraud in the Food Sector

David McCluskey,  Partner, Taylor Wessing LLP and Eoghan Daly, Crowe Clark Whitehill.

30th March 2017

Gough Square Chambers and Shoosmiths LL P

Food Offences Sentencing Guidelines in Practice.

What is Happening in Court

Claire Andrews and Jonathan Goulding, Barristers, Gough Square Chambers, Philip Ryan, Partner, Shoosmiths LLP, Ian Thomas,  Barrister, 6 Pump Court.

2nd February 2017


1.5 CPD

CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

Communicating Health Messages on Food Products

Chair: Roger Gardner

Panel: Shuna Mason, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

Katharine Mason, Director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs, PAGB

Jenny Morris, former Policy Adviser, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. 

24th November 2016


1.5 CPD

Mills & Reeve LL.P

The Brexit Horizon

Jessica Burt, Solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP

Ian Thomas, Barrister of  6 Pump Court

6th and 7th October 2016

Arthur Cox, Solicitors

Dublin Conference

Dr James McIntosh

Chief specialist in toxicology,

The Food Safety Promotion Board.


9th June 2016 

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

What Has the EU done for Food Law?

Claire Andrews, Gough Square Chambers, Chair

Editor, Butterworths Food and Drugs Law, author “ Enforcement of Consumer Rights and  Protections”

Brian Kelly , Covingtons

Sian Edmunds, Burges Salmon.

9th March 2016

Mills & Reeve LLP

Obesity, the Consumer and Food Law

Roger Gardner, Chair

Jessica Burt, Mills & Reeve

Michiko Jo, DLA. Piper

Madeleine Jones, Associated British  Foods, Food Law Programme

15th December 2015

At the offices of DWF LL.P


Judge Lane

President of the Regulatory Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal

 5th October 2015

Offices of Taylor Wessing 5 New Street Square, London EC4 3TW.



Guy Parker – Chief Executive,

  Andrew Taylor and Katherine Mason

Advertising Standards Authority.

11th September 2015



The Food Law Group 25th Anniversary Dinner



3rd June 2015

CPD 2.5

Leatherhead Food RA

Food Crime and Punishment


27th April 2015

CPD 1.5

Eversheds LL.P

The Verdict on the Due Diligence Defence in Food Law

Margaret Murray, Food Law Group, 

David Young, Partner, Eversheds

26th February 2015

CPD 1.5


Sponsor - Covington & Burling

Nutrition and Health Claims

Update on EU and Domestic Case Law

Speaker - Brian Kelly, solicitor

25th November 2014

CPD 1.5


The Elliott Report- A review

The aftermath of Horsegate and the increasing focus on the significance of food law and enforcement.

Panel Members

Jessica Burt, Mills & Reeve, solicitors
David Young, Eversheds, solicitors
David Travers QC, 6 Pump Court

30th September 2014

CPD 1.5

CMS Cameron McKenna

Branding in the Food Sector

Speaker,  Tom Scourfield, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna

8th July 2014 






Joint meeting with Product Liability Forum BIICL.

Glucosamine in the High Court. Blue Bio Pharm V Secretary of State for Health.

Speakers: Melissa Continho, MHRA

Brian Kelly, solicitor , Covington & Burling.

9th & 10th June 2014



Annual Conference Parma, Italy

The Horsemeat Scandal- Why No Prosecutions?
The Regulation of Nutrition and Health Claims in Food Products
The Role of the European Food Safety Authority


29th April 2014

Half-day programme


At the offices of Leatherhead Food RA

Challenging Analytical Evidence
Using consumer research to support/ defend marketing claims
Around the world in 80 labels (or less!)



25th March 2014


Simmons & Simmons

Changes in Consumer Law  and their  Relevance to the Food Industry

Mark Dewar

Michiko Jo

6th February 2014  

CPD 2 Hours


British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Accountability Strategies In Regulatory and Product Liability Issues with Food and Drink Products

Alfred H. Meyer, 
Attorney at Law, meyer.rechtsanwaelte, Germany.

William Hibbert, Barrister, Henderson Chambers.

 27th November 2013

CPD 1.5

Taylor Wessing

Food and Drink Advertising and the Special Challenges of Advertising through Digital & Media

Nick Cody and Kristy Hibberd

23rd October 2013

CPD 1.5

Covington and Burling

Challenging Food Law Decisions Before the EU Courts

Brian Kelly, Covington & Burling

18th September 2013

CPD 1.5

DWF solicitors

Implementing the Health and Nutrition claims Legislation in the CAP Code

Andrew Taylor of CAP

12th June 2013

CPD 1.5



CMS Cameron McKenna

Use By dates in the Supreme Court- A Watershed for  Food Law Prosecutions.

Jonathan Kirk QC and Iain MacDonald

- Gough Square Chambers

17th May 2013

CPD 3 


Meat Authenticity - Current Issues

Jessica Burt  -
CMS Cameron McKenna

Sarah Appleby - 
Food Standards Agency

Malcolm Burns -

Selvarani Elahi -

5th February 2013

Held at the offices of Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

EU Food Safety Competences - call for evidence

Intellectual Property in the food sector- review of recent developments

Due Diligence update.

Food waste and food law solutions.

Margaret Murray

Phil Sherrell - Bird & Bird

Kristy Hibberd -Taylor Wessing

8th November 2012

Taylor Wessing, Solicitors

Regulation of Organic Food in the EU

How to create a Hot Topic and Cold Comfort

Roger Gardner, Chairman ,

The Food Law Group

3rd September 2012

At the offices of DWF LL.P. London

Lisbon Comitology (adoption of delegated acts and implementing acts) under FIR

Jens Karsten LL.M 
Rechtsanwalt, bxl law, Brussels

18th June 2012




Food Law - a Solution to Food Waste?

Margaret Murray
The Food Law Group,

Madeleine Jones, ATC Ltd at Eversheds, London

2nd April 2012


Joint meeting with British Institute  of International and  Comparative Law

Comparative Law Perspectives on Food Regulation and Product Liability

Claire Andrews, Barrister, Gough Square Chambers

Gilles Boin, Hogan Lovells, France

Dr Barbara Klaus, meyer. attorneys at law, Italy

Levke Voss, meyer. attorneys at law, Germany

1st March 2012


Covington & Burling

Health Claims for Food - Legal issues.

Brian Kelly at Covington & Burling, London

1st December 2011



Visit to the Institutions of the European Union, Brussels


2nd November 2011

CMS Cameron McKenna

The Food Information Regulation - What Next For The Food Industry?

Jessica Burt, Joanna Wheeler; CMS Cameron McKenna

Roger Gardner; The Food Law Group

13th September 2011


Baker & McKenzieLLP, Solicitors


The German Food Safety Crisis - the Legal Analysis



15th June 2011

Simmons & Simmons LLP

Sugar Shortage:Recent EU Developments and the Implications for Business

Mark Dewar and Michiko Jo

14th April 2011

Taylor Wessing

“Food Law in the Dock”  - a review of  legislative and regulatory issues

David Travers QC

The meeting was followed by a dinner in honour of immediate Past-Chairman Barry Holland, solicitor

7th February 2011


Environmental Sustainability and the Legal Context for the Food Industry

David Young, Partner - Eversheds


10th November 2010

Bond Pearce Group

Forum on the Law Commission proposal 
for criminal liability in the regulatory context

Chaired by Claire Andrews of Gough Square Chambers

30th September 2010

CMS Cameron McKenna

Marketing Natural Claims for Food- the Legal Challenges

Jessica Burt- CMS Cameron McKenna

Roger Gardner - General Mills International

19th May 2010


Corporate Manslaughter and the Food Safety Related Death.

Ron Reid, Partner, Shoosmiths

24th March 2010

Gough Square Chambers

Food Enlightenment- The Food Information Proposal of the EU

Antoine de Brosse, Lovells & Stephen Pugh, Food Standards Agency

16th November 2009

Covington & Burling

LBRO- Primary Authority Scheme

Duncan Johnson & Laura Bellfield of LBRO

30th June 2009

Wragge & Co

Advertising issues for the Food Industry

Guy Parker
Chief Executive
Advertising Standards Authority

12th March 2009

Bond Pearce

Health & Nutrition Claims- understanding the new legislation

Hilary Ross

18th January 2009

Taylor Wessing

Regulatory Enforcement & Sanctions Act

Fred Philpott & Claire Andrews of Gough Square Chambers

4th November 2008


Food Fraud

Derek Craston, Michael Walker, Gough Square Chambers, Malcolm Burns, Rebeca Santamaria-Fernadez



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