Key for many manufacturers is the sustainability and security of their supply chains.
Outsourced manufacturing - several different models have emerged in response to low cost manufacturing. Some organisations have maintained production in the UK, particularly where there are concerns around loss of IP through out-sourcing, others have moved to the other extreme of majority out-source. Some organisations have developed hybrid models, in which low value, mass produced, long lead components are out-sourced, whilst IP sensitive short lead elements are produced in the UK.
How we can help
Manufacturers often have extensive interaction with customers together with sub-contractors and suppliers. Occasionally relationships can break down requiring third party legal intervention.
We will produce well-drafted and legally binding manufacturing agreements that are essential to protect your interests. Offering a full range of commercial services, including commercial contracts, IT contracts and information law our commercial team provides cost effective and business focused advice to ensure your commercial objectives are always realised when documenting and negotiating new relationships.
Quality of the product supplied, punctuality in delivery and intellectual property rights or licensing issues require attention to detail and focus. Issues associated with termination of the contract and penalties for non-compliance should also be considered and we are well placed to ensure all your rights and options are protected and covered.
We have extensive expertise in all forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, adjudication and arbitration, to find and negotiate solutions to disputes as cost effectively as possible.