Overview

Sian is a leading food, agriculture and agri-business specialist. She heads our food and drink team and is an experienced member of the firm's food and farming, land and estates and contentious trust teams.

Sian provides specialist advice to all areas of the food supply chain. Her clients include food and drink manufacturers and processors, food business operatives, distributors and retailers, primary producers, agricultural land owners and tenants, trustees and agri-businesses.

Typical issues Sian deals with include food safety and labelling, food contamination, product liability and product recall, supply agreements and contractual disputes, agricultural land and tenancy issues, partnership disputes and contentious trust matters.

Burges Salmon is the sole provider of legal services for The Crown Estate's Rural and Windsor Portfolios and Sian heads this relationship. Sian is a member of the Agricultural Law Association, the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants, the Food Law Group and the Association of Partnership Practitioners.
Experience
  • Advising Coca-Cola HB Company on supply contract disputes.
  • Advising a leading soft drinks manufacturer on product labelling and bottling issues.
  • Acting for a specialist food manufacturer on food labelling, nutritional claims and allergens.
  • Acting on a high value farming partnership dispute, including advising on complex issues relating to land ownership, agricultural tenancies, trusts and succession.
  • Acting for The Crown Estate on land and tenancy disputes and risk issues.

What others say...

She takes a lot of time to understand the client and brings a blend of technical expertise and business understanding to provide us with really commercial advice. She is absolutely terrific.
Chambers UK 2016