Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

Manufacturing and engineering are critical to our economic success but generating investment and growth within the UK market raises legal and commercial challenges at every stage.

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Spanning the advanced manufacturing, engineering, aerospace, automotive and chemical industries, our multidisciplinary team of legal experts works with everyone from start-ups and multi-nationals through to developers, funders and investors.  

We have a proven track record for providing decisive, clear solutions and for innovation and sustainability. Whether managing the design and manufacturing cycle, leading on a merger or acquisition, importing or exporting goods, raw materials and components, exploiting intellectual property assets, resolving disputes, tackling fraud, navigating EU, competition law and state aids, managing your workforce, providing real estate advice or advising on funding for expansion, we work hard to reduce risk and help you make smarter decisions. 

Our understanding of commercial needs, objectives and working environments is recognised internationally. Operating both within the UK and cross jurisdictionally our clients include Aga Rangemaster plc, Volkswagen, Jaguar Land Rover, BASF, Bentley Motors, Bombardier Transportation GmbH and Doosan Power Systems.

How we can help

We can help you go further with a range of services and products for industrials.

Some of our experts

Rehman Noormohamed

Partner - Head of Education & Head of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

I have extensive expertise in acting for UK public sector clients, private international businesses and IT consulting houses on complex and large-scale IT, communications and business transformation projects and e-commerce, cloud computing, data protection and intellectual property matters.

Mark Gibson

Partner - Head of Corporate (Birmingham)

I am Partner and Head of Corporate for the firm’s Birmingham office.

Paul Matthews

Partner - Head of Regulatory (Yorkshire and North East)

I am a Partner in the Regulatory team and a corporate defence specialist who provides up-front regulatory compliance advice and representation to businesses and senior managers in relation to investigations and prosecutions by regulatory bodies.

Hannah Robbins


I am a very experienced employment lawyer and advocate in tribunal. I act on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues.

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