Hilary Ross > Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality, DWF
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Hilary Ross leads DWF’s award winning Retail, Food & Hospitality sector team comprising of over 200 lawyers globally. From farm to fork, factory to front door, airport to bedroom door, DWF’s expert Retail Food & Hospitality sector team advises on a full range of legal disciplines. Whether that be consumer channels (including website and mobile app development, licensing and end-user terms and conditions), executive contracts, remuneration levels, exits and board disputes, single site developments, complex international multi-site, multi-use developments or working with regulators and government departments, as well as the media, to shape future legislation. Hilary and the team support clients reduce risks, create opportunities and build sustainable, innovative strategies for success.
Having worked in-house for some of the largest retailers, food manufacturers and hospitality companies, as well as on secondments, Hilary understands the commercial needs and the energetic legal solutions required by this sector acting for clients such as Marks & Spencer Plc, PepsiCo and Premier Inn.
Under Hilary’s leadership DWF is now the most popular law firm that FTSE 100 retailers currently turn to, according to a report by The Lawyers Market Intelligence team. In addition DWF is recognised by Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as the leading food law firm in the UK. In 2014, Hilary was recognised as one of the Hot 100 lawyers in the UK and her influence in this area led her to be recognised by Who’s Who, she is considered a ‘Star Individual’ in the current Chambers UK guide for Product Liability: Food.