Manufacturing & Engineering
For organisations in the manufacturing and engineering arena, even seemingly simple products and projects have vastly complex operations behind them.
Safeguarding IP in pioneering manufacturing processes or software engineering systems is vital to secure and build market share. Supply chains must be well-managed both upstream and downstream to drive efficiency and reduce risk. Outsourcing arrangements and sub-contractor relationships must enhance rather than undermine operational delivery. And mobilising and retaining staff with the right skills and talent holds the keys to unlocking growth and innovation.
We are renowned as the go-to law firm for creators, makers and innovators – the kinds of dynamic businesses like yours which need access to insightful and forward-looking legal advice if they are to make the most of the opportunities in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Our lawyers understand the need to make the complex simple, supporting both leading names and niche businesses from food & beverage to consumer goods, healthcare to construction, and automotive to software for all their legal requirements from the running of their day-to-day business to major strategic transactions.
HR Academy Advanced17 July 2017
Following on from our popular HR Academy, the HR Academy Advanced is a one day course suitable for more experienced HR professionals or those looking for a deeper insight into some of the more complicated areas of employment law.
Beware of handing matters over to the court’s discretion16 June 2017
How often in negotiations do parties “duck” issues deemed “too difficult” and try to cope with them by adopting “reasonable” (or other) “endeavours” obligations?
Warranty and Indemnity Insurance – the what, why and how of it?13 June 2017
Whilst the use of W&I Insurance in M&A transactions has been available for some time, its use has increased dramatically in the past few years, particularly in the technology, real estate and manufacturing sectors.
TUPE update25 May 2017
This session will provide an update on all key TUPE developments over the past year or so.
GDPR and the effect of Brexit18 May 2017
What attitude should professional services firms take to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
Employment status workshop11 May 2017
Employment status is the hot topic of the moment, with various legal challenges being brought in relation to the status of individuals working in the “on-demand” economy.
Will you pass the red face test? - Naming and shaming of late payers has now arrived10 May 2017
From 6 April this year, all large UK companies (and limited liability partnerships) are now subject to a new regime which requires them to publish, on a Government website, detailed reports on their supplier payment policies and practices. The Regulations are designed to create public transparency of large businesses’ payment policies and practices, primarily for the benefit of small and medium-sized suppliers.
Helping to shape the Global Driverless Revolution03 May 2017
In this article, we look at the road ahead for autonomous vehicles.