How does a FOSFA arbitration work? Credit: Getty/PM Images

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Preparing for dispute - understanding FOSFA arbitrations

By Mikhail Vishnyakov, Emily Davies and Mark Tushingham

Much of the world’s oil, grains, seeds and fats are traded via FOSFA contracts, but against a backdrop of supply chain disruption and agricultural shortages, we may see a rise in disputes. Here, three legal experts outline the key features of FOSFA arbitrations...

The manufacturing sector needs to prepare for a record number of insolvencies, accroding to Higgs.  Image: Getty, Stas_V


Threat of insolvency for manufacturers on the rise

By Gwen Ridler

Insolvencies in the food and drink manufacturing industry have seen a steady decline since September last year, but a record number of insolvencies could be on the horizon for the manufacturing sector, according to law firm Higgs.

AIMs won its challenge against the FSA, but is not seeking a remedy for 'illegal fees' gathered by the standards body

AIMS members seek reparations from ‘Illegal charges’

By Gwen Ridler

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) is seeking reparations for ‘illegal charges’ levied against its members by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), after successfully challenging the body on the lack of transparency on the calculation of...


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