Testimonials & Case Studies

Here are some examples of the kinds of work Andrew Park does, and how clients find working with him.

Taylors/Wakefield Wines

Wine producer, Clare Valley, South Australia.  Andrew advised in connection with the renegotiation of their UK Distribution Agreement in the first half of 2020.  According to Neil Hadley, Taylors’ General Manager – Export, and Greg Hession, their Finance Director:

“Andrew’s guidance, counsel and inputs assisted materially in delivering our objectives, not only with a robust new contract for the immediate term, but also with in-depth learnings about UK, European and contract law in general which we believe shall serve and inform the company for many years to come.  We would definitely recommend Andrew to other Australian wine businesses.” 

Angove Family Winemakers

Wine producer, South Australia.  Andrew represented Angove throughout its legal battle with the Liquidators of D&D Wines following its collapse in 2012.  The case went all the way to the UK Supreme Court, which ruled in Angove’s favour in July 2016.

Andrew’s running of the process from day one to the end was nothing short of exemplary.  It is hard to see how a better outcome could have been achieved.”  Read the full case study

The Wine People

Wine Producer, Italy.  TWP’s former UK distributor, following termination of their relationship, refused to pay money owing for wine supplied.  Andrew helped TWP to secure payment and resolve other legal issues connected with the termination.

“I would recommend Andrew to anyone in the wine business”   Read the full case study.

Producer X

Wine Producer, South America.  Engaged Andrew to manage the termination of its contract with a UK distributor and prepare a new agreement with its successor.

“Very pleased with all aspects of the service”  Read the full case study

Marques del Atrio

Wine Producer, Rioja, Spain. This large, long-established producer became concerned about its relationship with its UK importer and asked Andrew to advise and help manage the termination process.

“His experience of similar wine trade cases was invaluable”  Read the full case study.

Wine Export Partners New Zealand

Wine Producer, Auckland, New Zealand.  Instructed to handle the recovery of wine supplied under a retention of title (ROT) clause in their supply agreement.

“Andrew’s significant advantage is his unique knowledge of the wine industry”  Read the full case study.

Armit Wines

Wine Importer and Merchant, London, UK.  Reviewed and updated their terms and conditions of sale for trade, consumer and online sales.

“Very satisfied – the service was very good”  Read the full case study.

Copestick Murray Wine Solutions

Wine Importer, Wiltshire, UK.  Helped them with Template Agency, Distribution and Brand Supply Agreements.

“Very good – prompt and thorough”  Read the full case study.

Twaites & Jones

Fine Wine Merchant, UK.  After the new Distance Selling and Labelling Regulations took effect in 2014, T&J engaged Andrew to advise and help them achieve compliance.

“Can’t recommend Andrew highly enough”  Read the full case study.

Importer A

Wine Importer, UK.  Required a set of Templates for Agency, Distribution and Brand Supply Agreements.

“Very systematic and thorough.  Simplified a complex area”   Read the full case study.

Strike & Techel

Attorneys, Beverage Law Specialists, San Francisco, USA.  Advised on labelling and other regulatory requirements for their producer clients exporting to the UK and EU.

“Andrew is a terrific lawyer: knowledgeable, practical, resourceful”  Read the full testimonial.

Omond & Co

Specialist Wine Trade Lawyers, Melbourne, Australia.  Needed advice on agency & distribution arrangements for their producer clients exporting to the UK.

“Great value and good at what he does”  Read the full testimonial.

Allens Accountants

“I would give Andrew full marks for technical expertise on company and commercial work, and on every measure of quality of service.”   Read the full testimonial

“Andrew has more of a handle on accounting and tax issues than the average lawyer.  Also the ability and willingness to tackle things that seem difficult, novel or unusual with an open mind and really get to the bottom of them.  This is a real technical point of difference between Andrew and other lawyers I have dealt with”  Read the full testimonial

Heat Trace Limited

“Andrew is an excellent communicator, and combines excellent attention to detail with a level of pragmatism that is important in commercial matters.  The huge benefit of dealing with Andrew is consistency of service and a real understanding of how we like to operate.”   Read the full testimonial

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