Manufacturing

Our manufacturing lawyers offer expert legal advice to advanced manufacturing and engineering businesses of all shapes and sizes across the UK, advising on operational, financial and regulatory issues that affect the running and success of your business.

Our full service law firm is based in the very heart of the Midlands and have strong links and an unparalleled reputation in the area.

"Lindsay Ellis is considered "a really good tech lawyer" by market commentators"

Chambers UK

According to research shared by the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the wider advanced manufacturing and engineering sector has a particularly strong footprint with over 400 businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire, employing some 15,000 people. Annual investment is over £100m.

Coventry & Warwickshire is home to some of the most well known names in the sector.

Our manufacturing and engineering solicitors understand the sector inside and out. They know the pressures you face in the manufacturing and engineering sector including increased regulations, tighter margins on materials, supply chain, logistics, outsourcing, product liability, brand and product protection and funding. Our team will work with you to ensure that your business runs smoothly and you are well placed for any hurdles you may encounter - whether negotiating contracts or corporate matters, dealing with disputes, protecting your IP, helping with your real estate or sourcing the right staff locally or internationally.

We also work with accountants, banks and other professional intermediaries with strengths in manufacturing and engineering to ensure that we can provide whole business solutions to you.

Our engineering and manufacturing lawyers work across the firm with colleagues with other legal specialists giving you access to a wide spectrum of legal expertise and manufacturing law knowledge. We are able to provide practical manufacturing legal advice that is specifically tailored to you and your business.

Case studies

December 11th, 2018 Engineering your terms; disputes in manufacturing

We were recently instructed by one of our long-standing manufacturing clients in a dispute regarding unpaid invoices.

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August 5th, 2017 Corporate manslaughter

This was a sad case where an employee who was asked to work in a part of a factory where he did not usually work was killed by a piece of equipment that he was not familiar with. He was doing a job that he had not been trained to do.

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March 9th, 2016 Electric Bike Corporation Limited

We acted for the Electric Bike Corporation Limited (EBC) as tenant in taking a new lease of larger premises to help accommodate their recent and planned future growth.

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Corporate

Our corporate lawyers work with a range of manufacturing and engineering businesses from new ventures and start-ups through to multinational corporations.

Our corporate solicitors can also offer strategic advice for any stage of the corporate lifecycle from routine company law through to regulatory advice for the manufacturing and engineering sector.

Our corporate team can advise on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, collaboration agreements, funding and investments, private equity funding, shareholder agreements and restructuring.

Intellectual property

We have a specialist team of intellectual property solicitors who can advise manufacturing and engineering businesses on the best way to manage, protect and exploit the intellectual property they have created with their brand, designs and products. This can be by registering trademarks or patents and monitoring for infringements of copyrighted materials.

If the intellectual property rights created are infringed our lawyers can enforce them through commercial negotiation and agreement and, where appropriate, court proceedings.

"Peter Maguire and Christine Jackson show exceptional pragmatism in their advice - giving clear workable legal solutions to problems."

Legal 500 UK

Employment law

Our employment law solicitors work with employers across a range of businesses in the engineering and manufacturing sector advising on all types of employment law matters.

Our employment team work with expert colleagues across the business who specialise in employment tax, benefits and incentives, EMI options, HR management and information governance to provide employers with a comprehensive employment-related service, whatever the size of your workforce.

Our team can advise on all human resources related matters including employment contracts, policies and handbooks, settlement agreements, employment tribunals, redundancy and restructurings, TUPE transfers.

Health and safety

Our team can provide expert advice on all regulatory matters involving health and safety, including your responsibilities to make sure that your team are working safely within your corporate guidelines and the legal regulations.

We can advise on the steps that must be adhered to in order to ensure the safety of all those working within your team. As a minimum it is your legal responsibility to ensure everyone is competent and has the necessary resources to carry out work safely.

Outsourcing

Our outsourcing lawyers have experience advising businesses in the manufacturing and engineering sector on the sometimes complex area of outsourcing and technology law.

Outsourcing projects, by their very nature, can be lengthy and become very complex; it is not uncommon for various different issues to arise, regardless of whether the project involves business services, logistics, software, hardware or related services.

In our team we have experienced outsourcing solicitors who can assist in outsourcing projects across an array of areas including IT, technology, facilities and business services.  We can help with managing supply chain risk including advising on commercial contracts, standard and bespoke terms and conditions, contract reviews and dealing with insolvency in the supply chain.

Data protection

If you handle personal information about individuals, you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information under the Data Protection Act 1998. Our data protection solicitors offer guidance to any business on their obligations and all aspects of data protection compliance and information governance.

Recent articles

December 11th, 2018 Engineering your terms; disputes in manufacturing

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