Gordons Promotes Head of Food And Drink Sector Team to Partner

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Gordons has further strengthened its leadership group by promoting the head of its food and drink sector team to Partner.

Mark Jones joined the firm straight from law school eleven years ago and has led its food and drink sector service for the past three years. During his time as sector lead, he has been instrumental in winning new business and establishing Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) training courses for food retailers and suppliers.

A specialist dispute resolution lawyer, Mark’s reputation as a sector expert is such that he regularly features in national and regional media commenting on topical issues and events impacting food and drink businesses.

Described by industry directory The Legal 500 as ‘efficient and easy to work with’, notable work Mark has undertaken includes an £11m retail supply dispute and a £5m GSCOP de-listing dispute.

Commenting on his promotion, Mark said: “Gordons is in a unique position to take advantage of how the market is developing and is rapidly becoming a leading firm in retail, grocery and supply chain. My knowledge and skill set fits perfectly with that vision. It is an exciting time to be a partner.”

Gordons’ Managing Partner, Paul Ayre, said: “Mark has consistently proven himself to be a top performer. He establishes strong relationships with clients due to his openness and legal excellence, and quickly becomes a trusted adviser.

“Mark is a deserved addition to our partnership. We are sure he will continue on the upward trajectory that he has set himself by leading our food and drink sector work.”