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Manufacturing Companies

Manufacturing Companies

Global uncertainty has increased the challenges facing manufacturers: new trading relationships, changing distribution and supply chains, automation, e-commerce, global political disruption and instability, inflation, consumer priorities and a focus on ‘green’ issues.

But these are also opportunities for growth and, although it may not be plain sailing, we’ll help our clients navigate whatever lies ahead.

Our Manufacturing Team is made up of lawyers from across the firm, which means we have the expertise to support this vital part of the economy. We provide a full legal service across the operational, regulatory and financial spectrum.

We’ve been acting for manufacturers large and small since Walker Morris began, so our knowledge of the space is considerable and sets us apart from our competitors.

Our experience means we don’t need to start from scratch on each job. We always learn from our clients and we’re proud to have our finger on the pulse of the latest innovations in manufacturing.

We always consider the industrial context of the work we do and we understand how the economy works outside of the Square Mile.  We’re pragmatic in our approach – we understand cost pressures and we know that manufacturing and supply chain are finely tuned machines: our clients don’t want to get bogged down in pointless lawyering and neither do we.

We also appreciate that manufacturing businesses rely on their relationships with suppliers, staff, customers, distributors, agents, logistics providers, partners and service providers. We help our clients make sure those relationships work – whether putting them in place in the first instance, or dealing with issues when they go wrong. This doesn’t always have to mean a lot of complicated legal processes.

Our manufacturing expertise includes the following areas:

  • Corporate – for organisations looking to buy or sell businesses, assets or divisions
  • Commercial – covering supply chain, customer contracting, distribution, warehousing and logistics
  • Technology – development, procurement or roll out of new technology solutions, large or small, along with issues with existing systems, data, AI, crypto and blockchain
  • Regulatory & compliance – across the complete regulatory spectrum including H&S, environmental, financial, data protection, consumer rights
  • Brand management – brand monitoring, trade marks & designs, intellectual property, R&D
  • Workforce management – including a full range of employment, pensions and immigration services
  • Investment and capital – working with other professional intermediaries to access funding support and deal with capital requirements
  • International trade – including export controls, trade sanctions, customs, movement of goods, people, capital and data
  • Litigation – including both UK and international litigation and arbitration
  • Real estate – full property service, from planning advice, construction contracts, real estate acquisition, disposal and leasing, to landlord & tenant issues and disputes

We work with a range of manufacturers from SMEs to blue chip global organisations, primarily based in the UK and in the US Midwest.

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James
Crayton

Partner

Head of Commercial

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Alan
Harper

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Head of Intellectual Property, Trade Marks & Designs

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Carly
Thorpe

Partner

Construction & Engineering

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Charlotte
Smith

Partner

Employment & Sport

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Nick
Lees

Partner

Dispute Resolution

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Richard
Naish

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Head of Corporate

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