Abigail is an associate in the firm’s dispute resolution team with extensive experience in negotiation, including mediation, and litigation. She has a breadth of experience acting for both claimants and defendants in multi-jurisdictional disputes, and in a variety of forums.

In addition to dispute resolution, Abigail advises food and drink businesses on a wide variety of regulatory and product liability issues, including food safety, food labelling, health and nutrition claims, allergen information, health and safety, and advertising standards.

She has particular expertise in novel foods issues, including cannabidiol (CBD).

  • Advising an Irish agri-food cooperative on the regulatory framework governing environmental and sustainability claims made on product packaging, the company’s website and television adverts.
  • Advising a German limited liability company on the compliance of its innovative new drink product with UK food labelling and advertising requirements, specifically with regard to use of the word ‘natural’.
  • Advising a leading food manufacturer on risks and mitigation in the event of civil or enforcement proceedings arising from incorrect allegations that its packaging contained a contaminant.
  • Undertaking due diligence on the food law compliance of a British manufacturer on behalf of a European holding group associated with a global confectionary manufacturer as part of a £300M acquisition.
  • Acting on behalf of a CBD product retailer following the seizure by UK border control of hemp products sent from the USA.
  • Acting for a British catering company in a claim against a hospitality venue arising from a breach of contract in respect of capital expenditure.
  • Acting on behalf of the subsidiary of an American multinational corporation to enforce judgments obtained in Switzerland against an individual resident in England.
  • Acting for a privately-owned Swiss commodity trader in LCIA arbitration proceedings brought by a large Russian coal company arising from an alleged breach of contract.
  • Acting for a multi-national machinery manufacturer on multi-million pound claims against it for breach of contract and misrepresentation in connection with the manufacture and supply of robotic milking parlours.