Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Consumer Law - London (Bar)
Ian Thomas is a highly capable barrister and noted food law specialist, known for representing individuals, local and national companies and government bodies in food safety and trading standards cases.
Strengths: "Extremely knowledgeable in his field." "He inspires confidence in his clients and is highly skilled at handling all the detail in a case."
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Barrister specialising in consumer product regulation with a particular focus on food law. Non-contentious and contentious work involving food hygiene, food poisoning, product safety and recalls (food and non-food), food information, nutrition and health claims, food supplements, borderline products, slaughterhouse cases and animal welfare. Works with lawyers and businesses in the UK, Ireland, the EU and beyond. Strengths: ‘A very experienced and able operator.’ ‘Very knowledgeable in food safety and hygiene.’ ‘Extremely thorough, pragmatic and sensitive to the clients’ needs, both financial and legal’. Recent work: cases involving food hygiene, animal welfare cases including advising on criminal investigations and pursuing an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal, extending food product shelf life and advising on regulatory risks associated with marketing botanical products. Compliance and regulatory issues in respect of food supplements, use of nutrition and health claims, and the registration and approval of food businesses. Also practices as a food and consumer product lawyer in the Republic of Ireland. Author of ‘A Practical Guide to the Law Relating to Food’ and ‘Covid-19 and the Law Relating to Food in the UK and Ireland – the Essential Guide’.