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Welcome to Manufacturing and engineering

Modern manufacturing and engineering companies rely on innovation, efficiency and speed to market and thrive by ensuring all the parts of their business and supply chain work in partnership to achieve the end result.

That is why when it comes to legal support, you need lawyers who will spend time to understand your business and your sector, become part of your team and will add value to your processes. At Ward Hadaway, we will spend the time to do just that.

We spend time getting to know what makes your company tick – and that is why our wide range of services is increasingly in demand from companies particularly in the high value manufacturing and engineering sectors.

The sheer breadth and variety of today’s manufacturing businesses means that our commercially-focused legal experts see their skills and knowledge being put to use in a wide range of different areas.

Familiarity with international financial arrangements, letters of credit, export guarantees and trade control restrictions and a knowledge of international arrangements such as Incoterms and export clearances, bills of trading, bills of exchange and HMRC requirements are all key to our service.

Whether it is advising on contracts with suppliers, ensuring that businesses don’t fall foul of the rules on competition or negotiating a game-changing acquisition, we are here to provide the right advice at the right time to help deliver the solutions you need.

On joint ventures, outsourcing agreements, distribution deals, agency agreements or third party transactions, our specialist teams are always delighted to work alongside manufacturing and engineering companies to help fulfil their national and international ambitions.

Our extensive and highly experienced property team can advise on negotiating the right agreement for the right premises, giving manufacturers the security to get on with developing and making their products whilst retaining the flexibility to change premises if circumstances change.

Our well respected intellectual property lawyers can ensure not only that you keep hold of your best ideas, but that you can exploit them, not just in the UK but across the globe, whilst our employment team can help you ensure that your IP does not disappear with a department employee.

Our highly experienced corporate team is trusted by an ever-growing list of engineering and manufacturing businesses to deliver the goods when it comes to acquisitions and disposals. The team’s outcomes-focused approach ensures that the deal always stays centre stage, whatever it involves.

We are also here for sensible, clear-headed advice on funding deals from venture capital or private equity investors or if you are looking to take your company to the public markets.

If your funding requirement is for debt finance, the experience and expertise of our banking and finance team means that manufacturers looking for advice on funding from more traditional sources of finance are also very well catered for.

Our services include advice on:

For more details on our services, please get in touch.

Take a look at some of the corporate transactions we have advised on in this sector.

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  • "It is a pleasure working with such a professional team."

    Chris Thompson, Founder and Chairman, Express Engineering.

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Government presses on with its Apprenticeship Levy plans

posted: October, 2016

In line with its commitment to implement new apprenticeship arrangements from next May, a raft of documentation was published on 25 October 2016 on GOV.UK. Publications from the Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) set out in considerable detail how levy and apprenticeship training will interact as the Government looks to drive up both quality and quantity in apprenticeships.

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