Manufacturing

UK manufacturing is under constant pressure, with increasing global competition adding to the traditional challenges of quality control, employee relationships, customer satisfaction, financial management, logistics, safety, efficiency, supply chain reliability and compliance. Our clients in the sector rely on our risk management and regulatory expertise to help them reduce the time and money they spend managing legal risk, resolving disputes and defending claims.

Consumer products

Having worked with some of the best-known manufacturers in the country, we understand the importance of protecting a brand’s name and heritage. Our experience covers multiple sectors, including food and drink, electronics, pharmaceuticals and automotive. And we are the first port of call when civil and regulatory issues arise in respect of liability, product management and group litigation, as well as for health and safety prosecutions and commercial disputes.

Industrial goods

We partner with leading industrial manufacturers, managing legal risks on many fronts. We manage uninsured or uncapped liabilities, advise and assist with occupational health issues and review legal exposure in respect of products, supply chain and customers. Our emergency incident and crisis management is on hand to manage all the legal issues arising from serious incidents such as explosions, environmental incidents or employee fatalities.

International reach

We are part of a highly regarded network of international dispute resolution specialists and have established links with experts all over the world. Manufacturers depend on global supply chains and we are able to identify the best firm to assist with dispute resolution, product recall or pursue recoveries wherever required.

Related Expertise: Casualty, Employment, Health & safety, Product liability & recall

Who to contact


Helen Devery

Helen Devery

Partner,
Manchester



Jim Sherwood

Jim Sherwood

Partner,
London



Testimonials


They are friendly, professional and with a diverse knowledge of different sectors.

Chambers and Partners 2017

From the start, they've always thought about a case and are well up on it, with an idea of where they want to go with it tactically.

Chambers and Partners 2017

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Manufacturing Team

Rubina Alam

Rubina Alam

Paralegal,
Manchester


Jonathan Askin

Jonathan Askin

Partner,
London


Phillip Carney

Phillip Carney

Partner,
London


Jonathan Clay

Jonathan Clay

Partner,
Manchester


Patrick Connolly

Patrick Connolly

Partner,
Belfast


Laura D'Arcy

Laura D'Arcy

Senior associate solicitor,
Manchester


Helen Devery

Helen Devery

Partner,
Manchester


Clare Durkin

Clare Durkin

Senior associate,
Manchester


Fred Feistauer

Fred Feistauer

Solicitor,
Manchester


Cormac Fitzpatrick

Cormac Fitzpatrick

Partner and head of office,
Belfast, Derry


Nick Gee

Nick Gee

Partner,
Manchester


Nick Gianferrari

Nick Gianferrari

Partner,
Manchester


Andrew Gilmour

Andrew Gilmour

Partner,
Glasgow


James Harvey

James Harvey

Partner and head of office,
Birmingham


Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey

Partner,
London