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Manufacturing and industrials sector

The manufacturing and industrials sector faces unprecedented challenges, with cost inflation, intense competition, supply chain instability and a tough labour market all threatening the profitability of business across the sector. At the same time, there are significant new opportunities arising through the emergence of AI and other developments in tech. As advisors to many national and international manufacturing and industrials businesses, we understand your concerns and provide pragmatic, cost-effective legal advice on the whole range of legal issues you encounter.

We know that regulatory compliance and robust commercial arrangements in your sector are essential, and we have the knowledge and expertise to advise and support you. From product conception and beyond, we ensure that your business and its reputation are protected.

The UK manufacturing, automotive and food and drink industries are vulnerable to changes in rules and what is defined as best practice continually evolves.

Our experienced team constantly review legislative changes that may impact our manufacturing and industrials clients so that we can help you plan ahead and remain competitive.

It’s an exciting time to be involved in industries where tech developments present so many unique opportunities for businesses. While ensuring you remain up to date with the evolving legal landscape in light of AI, we’ll help you embrace the opportunities available.

We’re well placed to support businesses in navigating their way through these changes. Together we can share our insights from working with clients across the manufacturing and industrials sector.

What we do

We’re a dedicated multi-disciplinary, full-service team focused on delivering legal advice and knowledge to the manufacturing and industrials sector. 

Partner led

We believe in smaller, partner led teams – but we can field significant resources when required.

Commercial

We add commercial value through providing innovative, practical and thoughtful advice.

Commitment

We’re committed to helping you achieve your business aims and ensuring you only pay for value.

Sector expertise

Our advice is underpinned by sector and matter specific knowledge and experience.

Collaborative

We understand the intricacies of transactions in this sector and as such we approach transactions in a collaborative and open minded manner.

Strategic partner

We strive to build long-term relationships with our clients, recognising this will require investment and energy.

Solution oriented

We believe that legal and commercial issues should be met with solutions.

Timely completion

We are focussed on achieving your deadlines and transaction milestones.

Team

Our focus is on building a mutually beneficial relationship which lasts. We adopt a hands-on approach and work with you as a trusted partner, taking stress away from you.

We provide access to our scalable resource and various levels of seniority to call upon, with the assurance of certainty, efficiency, effective costing and high-quality advice at all times.

We represent a variety of world-leading brands and household names including both manufacturers and principal businesses within the supply chain, ranging from small bespoke manufacturers to international market leaders. Our stellar client list includes Lotus Cars, Sanglier, Goodyear, Baxi Group and Samworth Brothers. 

General Manager
"On a personal note can I please thank you for your support and guidance on this matter. From the outset your help has proven to be very professional, timely and informative."

As a full-service law firm, our manufacturing and industrials lawyers are well-placed to offer advice across the entire range of issues which may impact your manufacturing and industrial business including intellectual property, commercial contracts, tax, commercial litigation, corporate, competition, grant funding and subsidy control, product recall, employment, real estate, data and technology.

We can cater for all your legal requirements and act as an extension of your own teams understanding the need for good, pragmatic advice which is cost-effective

We’re also ideally placed to support you with commercially considered, robust advice around key manufacturing and industrial market issues, including issues arising from technological developments, digital disruption, environmental, post-Brexit changes, health and safety, distribution, supply chain issues and social change. 

Full service capabilities with top tier specialists

We provide a range of fixed-price products to assist you with issues ranging from intellectual property to employment.  

IP Assess 

IP Assess is our new, free, no-obligation assessment app designed to help you understand your current IP position. It quickly sets out the strengths, opportunities, risks, and areas for improvement.  

Gateway 

Gateway is a portal-based tool which supports retainer arrangements, products, services and professional collaborations with market leading technology for ease of access. 

We use Gateway to deliver Instant In-House, offering more power and closer connectivity with your team, and providing transparency to ensure that the model works for everyone.  

Instant In-House 

Our Instant In-House service provides instant access to a team of lawyers (at various levels of experience), dedicated to you, who can work with you remotely or at your offices. 

Our team has a global reach, making us ideally placed to support our manufacturing and industrials clients with international aspects to their business.

We combine our relationship focus with the legal strength and experience of a UK and Ireland law firm. 

We have strong connections with other leading firms sglobally (including through our membership of our international network, Pangea Net).  We can add value by taking ownership of your requirements and be your single point of contact for all advice – streamlining the process for you.

GC of a major international automotive business.
“They are trusted, innovative and commercial. Three things I need to be a successful General Counsel. They understand the challenges we’re facing day to day, and they tailor their advice.”

We’re a dedicated multi-disciplinary, full-service team focused on delivering legal advice and knowledge to the manufacturing and industrials sector. 

Partner led

We believe in smaller, partner led teams – but we can field significant resources when required.

Commercial

We add commercial value through providing innovative, practical and thoughtful advice.

Commitment

We’re committed to helping you achieve your business aims and ensuring you only pay for value.

Sector expertise

Our advice is underpinned by sector and matter specific knowledge and experience.

Collaborative

We understand the intricacies of transactions in this sector and as such we approach transactions in a collaborative and open minded manner.

Strategic partner

We strive to build long-term relationships with our clients, recognising this will require investment and energy.

Solution oriented

We believe that legal and commercial issues should be met with solutions.

Timely completion

We are focussed on achieving your deadlines and transaction milestones.

Team

Our focus is on building a mutually beneficial relationship which lasts. We adopt a hands-on approach and work with you as a trusted partner, taking stress away from you.

We provide access to our scalable resource and various levels of seniority to call upon, with the assurance of certainty, efficiency, effective costing and high-quality advice at all times.

We represent a variety of world-leading brands and household names including both manufacturers and principal businesses within the supply chain, ranging from small bespoke manufacturers to international market leaders. Our stellar client list includes Lotus Cars, Sanglier, Goodyear, Baxi Group and Samworth Brothers. 

General Manager
"On a personal note can I please thank you for your support and guidance on this matter. From the outset your help has proven to be very professional, timely and informative."

As a full-service law firm, our manufacturing and industrials lawyers are well-placed to offer advice across the entire range of issues which may impact your manufacturing and industrial business including intellectual property, commercial contracts, tax, commercial litigation, corporate, competition, grant funding and subsidy control, product recall, employment, real estate, data and technology.

We can cater for all your legal requirements and act as an extension of your own teams understanding the need for good, pragmatic advice which is cost-effective

We’re also ideally placed to support you with commercially considered, robust advice around key manufacturing and industrial market issues, including issues arising from technological developments, digital disruption, environmental, post-Brexit changes, health and safety, distribution, supply chain issues and social change. 

Full service capabilities with top tier specialists

We provide a range of fixed-price products to assist you with issues ranging from intellectual property to employment.  

IP Assess 

IP Assess is our new, free, no-obligation assessment app designed to help you understand your current IP position. It quickly sets out the strengths, opportunities, risks, and areas for improvement.  

Gateway 

Gateway is a portal-based tool which supports retainer arrangements, products, services and professional collaborations with market leading technology for ease of access. 

We use Gateway to deliver Instant In-House, offering more power and closer connectivity with your team, and providing transparency to ensure that the model works for everyone.  

Instant In-House 

Our Instant In-House service provides instant access to a team of lawyers (at various levels of experience), dedicated to you, who can work with you remotely or at your offices. 

Our team has a global reach, making us ideally placed to support our manufacturing and industrials clients with international aspects to their business.

We combine our relationship focus with the legal strength and experience of a UK and Ireland law firm. 

We have strong connections with other leading firms sglobally (including through our membership of our international network, Pangea Net).  We can add value by taking ownership of your requirements and be your single point of contact for all advice – streamlining the process for you.

GC of a major international automotive business.
“They are trusted, innovative and commercial. Three things I need to be a successful General Counsel. They understand the challenges we’re facing day to day, and they tailor their advice.”

Our expertise

Freshpak Chilled Foods

Advised a leading chilled food manufacturer on the introduction of MRP software, enabling it to connect factory floor personnel directly with its ordering system.

Hopwells

Advised on various corporate, banking and property matters, including the recent acquisition of Windsor Food Services.

Eco2Solar

We advised the owners of Midlands based solar panel manufacturer Eco2solar on the sale of a 49% stake in the business to utility giant E.ON for an undisclosed consideration.

Euro Car Parts

We advised on a suite of data sharing and processing agreements with suppliers and garages to cover the sharing of personal data by and with Euro Car Parts. This involved advising on international transfers of personal data outside the UK and EEA.

Testimonials

UK and Ireland law firm with international reach.


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