Specialist advice and guidance on the breadth of issues faced by manufacturers from one of the UK's leading national law firms.
Manufacturing is very important to the UK economy making up the largest component of the industrial sector. The lawyers within our national Manufacturing Sector Group regularly advise businesses – from large corporates to SMEs – on the multiplicity of legal issues that impact upon their day-to-day activities.
Our lawyers are experienced in advising clients drawn from many different manufacturing sub-sectors including automotive, food and drink, materials and engineering, automation and robotics, electronics, chemicals, aerospace and advanced manufacturing.
We are familiar with both the key opportunities and the major challenges that face manufacturing businesses operating in today's global market place including keeping pace with rapid advances in technology, the management and security of data, the need to build and manage resilient supply chains, finding, training and retaining skilled labour, dealing with the issues associated with off shoring, re-shoring and near shoring, trading in overseas markets and addressing increased competition from abroad, complying with the ever-changing regulatory framework, finding ways to operate more sustainably year on year in the face of rising energy costs and wider environmental controls and securing access to finance when needed to support both day-to-day operations and capital investment.
Whatever the nature of your business, the range of legal issues you are likely to encounter as a manufacturer is vast, including employment matters, workplace pensions, property matters, commercial contracts, protecting and exploiting your intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, resolving disputes and debt recovery, health and safety, product liability and product recalls and environmental regulation.
By drawing upon our substantial experience of advising in the sector and with members of our team regularly attending and participating in conferences and other industry events up and down the country, we really understand the issues likely to be faced by manufacturers and therefore the context within which any legal advice is needed. This background knowledge also enables us to proactively identify issues before they arise such as the likely impact of new legislation or changes in the regulatory framework.
For a no obligation discussion about how Weightmans can help your manufacturing business or for further information about our services, please contact Andrew Roberts, Head of Manufacturing.