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
Agency & Distribution Agreements
Mergers & Acquisitions
Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Defamation and Reputation Management
Real Estate Advice
Asset and Estate Management
Construction and Engineering Contracts and Disputes
Access Agreements and Easements
Planning Applications and Appeals
Property Finance and Secured Lending
Health & Safety advice and prosecutions
Intellectual Property advice
Data Protection and Information Law
Employment & Pensions advice
Management of Trade Disputes and Industrial Action