Retail and food industry lawyer joins Haddletons

Top commercial solicitor Sarah Podesta has joined the team of experienced former in-house lawyers at Haddletons, bringing specific expertise in Pharmaceuticals and Food.

Sarah has built her experience in commercial and competition law, mostly in-house with large multi-national businesses such as Bayer. Her most recent role was Head of Legal for Arla Foods UK.

Haddletons is headquartered in Harrogate and its 27-strong team operates nationwide. The firm has completed work for clients including retailer Iceland, food manufacturer Dr Oetker and sustainable property developer Citu. Haddletons also supports spin out and growth companies backed by investment funds with their strategic support and administration services.

CEO James Haddleton said: “Sarah has a huge amount of experience advising at board level and collaborating with teams in multi-national organisations.

“Her strengths lie in using legal, compliance and risk management tools to solve problems and maximise business value.”

Sarah said: “I am very excited about being part of Haddletons’ team of experts.

“I admire the firm’s forward-thinking approach which gives businesses of all sizes access to fixed price legal, risk and compliance services delivered by lawyers who have worked within companies as part of their teams and truly understand the issues they face.”

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