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D&D Wines: Angove’s five year battle to get paid

Published:  08 June, 2017

Many readers will recall the collapse of D&D Wines in 2012, leaving numerous wine suppliers from around the world owed large amounts of money for wine supplied. In such cases there is not usually much left for unsecured creditors once the liquidators have taken their fees. However, Australian producer Angove Family Winemakers was in an unusual position, which gave it a prospect of being paid in full. But Angove had to battle with D&D’s liquidators for nearly five years, and all the way to the UK Supreme Court, to obtain payment.


March for Independents: new online and EU labelling regulations for merchants

Published:  18 February, 2015

There is a whole raft of legislation that retailers need to be on top to make sure they are on top what are termed as "distance sales", wine lawyer Andrew Park advises.   


TescoGate: what suppliers can do if unfairly treated by Tesco or any other majors

Published:  24 October, 2014

Suppliers who feel aggrieved at their treatment at the hands of any major retailer can take action now by complaining to the Groceries Supply Code of Practice adjudicator, writes wine trade lawyer Andrew Park.


Andrew Park on protecting customers from wine investment scams

Published:  02 December, 2013

We regularly hear of fine wine investment companies going bump and customers' supposed holdings turning out to be non-existent. Wine trade law specialist Andrew Park of  APP Wine Lawlooks what reputable merchants can do to ensure that their customers are not at risk.


Retention of Title: Part two

Published:  25 July, 2013

In the second of a series of articles, wine law specialist Andrew Park looks further at the problems that can arise when enforcing Retention of Title (ROT) claims for wine supplied, and how suppliers can maximise their chances of success


Retention of Title: Part one

Published:  01 March, 2013

In the first of a series of articles, wine law specialist Andrew Park looks at wine trade-specific problems that arise when enforcing retention of title claims, and how suppliers can maximise their chances of success.