• According to EEF, the UK manufacturing sector employs 2.7 million people, contributes 10% of GVA, accounts for 45% of total exports, represents 68% of business research and development and provides 14% of business investments. The UK is now the 9th largest manufacturing economy in world.

    There is no doubt that the opportunities presented to those within the manufacturing sector are vast. Industry 4 brings with it opportunities to do more, better, faster and to focus on changes to customer delivery.

    But alongside those opportunities comes uncertainty arising from Brexit and the increasing challenges of securing a skill workforce and robust supply chain, dealing with regulation and the pressure of foreign competition, and the availability of finance.

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    Our skilled and experienced lawyers are adept at helping you to overcome the legal challenges you face to seize the opportunities available. With deep sector expertise you can expect us to be with you every step of the way from production through to logistics and reputation/brand management. We offer pragmatic and commercially focused advice. If there is a problem you can expect us to work hard to provide the answer.

    Working with clients

    Examples of the support we are able to offer our manufacturing clients include:

    Corporate and Commercial Advice
    Supply and Purchase Agreements
    Logistics Agreements
    Agency & Distribution Agreements
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Corporate Restructuring
    Insolvency advice
    Licence Agreements
    Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    Defamation and Reputation Management

    Real Estate Advice
    Asset and Estate Management
    Property Litigation
    Construction and Engineering Contracts and Disputes
    Access Agreements and Easements
    Planning Applications and Appeals
    Property Finance and Secured Lending

    Regulatory
    Regulatory compliance
    State Aid
    Health & Safety advice and prosecutions
    Intellectual Property advice
    Data Protection and Information Law
    Competition Law

    Workforce
    Employment & Pensions advice
    Management of Trade Disputes and Industrial Action
    Immigration

     

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