Leading North West law firm SAS Daniels has appointed Hannah Leese to establish a new practice area specialising in food law.
Hannah joins SAS Daniels as an Associate in the litigation team. She brings to the law firm considerable experience in food regulatory law including defending criminal prosecutions for alleged food hygiene offences and advising food business operators on internal procedures such food safety management systems and crisis management plans.
Hannah joins from national law firm Mills & Reeve, having previously worked for George Davies Solicitors and DWF.
Recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500 for her food law practice, Hannah and has over 10 years’ experience of this specialist work. To expand her knowledge, Hannah is currently studying for a Masters in Food Law.
Commenting on her appointment, Hannah said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to develop a specialist food law team at SAS Daniels.
“The food sector faces its own unique legal challenges, not least as a result of ever increasing regulation.
“As a legal practitioner with specialist knowledge of the food production industry and with the support of the team at SAS Daniels, I look forward to building a practice area that offers our clients practical, workable solutions on the vast range of legal issues that impact this sector.”
Jonathan Whittaker, Senior Partner, SAS Daniels said: “Hannah is a very welcome addition to our growing firm.
“SAS Daniels already represents a number of high profile clients in the food sector and as one of only a few lawyers with this specialist knowledge in the North West, we look forward to supporting Hannah’s ambitious plans to develop a dedicated food law practice at SAS Daniels.”
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