Our expert manufacturing solicitors provide legal advice and guidance for manufacturers. Offering innovative commercial solutions on all types of legal issues across a wide range of sectors.
Despite the obvious challenges faced in recent years manufacturing continues to be one of Northern Ireland’s most important sectors of the economy here, with significant opportunities for growth.
Carson McDowell has unrivalled experience in the Manufacturing sector. Our cross disciplinary team of manufacturing solicitors is experienced in providing legal services for manufacturers on the full range of legal issues that arise at all stages of the manufacturing process. Our manufacturing solicitors work across the firm with legal specialists from other departments to give you a wide spectrum of legal expertise and manufacturing law knowledge.
Whether you are a growing company or a multi-national corporate, our team can provide you with a complete service. We can help you navigate the increasing complexities of manufacturing law in a full range of areas including drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating commercial contracts of all types, corporate governance, finance and investment, intellectual property protection and infringements, disputes, mergers or acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures, employment law, data protection, sustainability and environmental issues, real estate and others.
Our team act for a range of client groups within this dynamic and wide-ranging sector, including:
Food and agriculture
Fast moving consumer goods
Industrial products and equipment
Aviation and Aerospace
Recycling and waste management
The team's experience in this sector makes us a market leader and our in-depth knowledge of the industry ensures we are always responding to the latest challenges and opportunities faced in an ever- changing landscape.
If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, please get in touch today.
We act for leading FMCG brand owner and manufacturer, SHS Group, across all aspects of its business. We advised the group on all its acquisitions over recent years, including leading brands such as Meridian Nut Butters, WKD and Sunny Jim firelighters . We also advise the group on a full range of commercial contracts, including manufacturing and logistics agreements, agency, distribution and supply agreements as well as on product labelling and liability issues. Our employment advises SHS on the full range of employment issues and policies and our real estate team deal with the group’s property portfolio.
We act Eakin Healthcare a leading manufacturer of medical devices on all aspects of its business. For example, we have advised the group on a number of acquisitions including the recent acquisition of Armstrong Medical a manufacturer of respiratory equipment and products. Our advice also extends to advising on the protection and commercialisation of its IP portfolio and its research and development activities. We have also helped the group in building its distribution network across its global business.
We advise leading equipment materials handling manufacturer, CDE Global on a full range of commercial and corporate matters across its global business.
We act for leading timber frame housing manufacturer, Fasthouse, across all aspects of its business, including supply and customer contracts and product liability issues.
We advise Denroy group, a leading NI based designer and manufacturer of engineered polymer components and solutions across the various strands of its diverse business from aircraft parts, to hair brushes under the Denman brand and more recently to PPE. We have provided guidance on many types of supply and customer agreements, from the haircare sector to the global aircraft supply chain and the NHS.
We advise leading artisan food producer and innovator Finnebrogue Artisan on all aspects of its business, including its market leading new product development including the development and manufacture of the Naked range of products.
Creative Composites is an advanced composites manufacturer operating in a number of sectors. We provide an ongoing advisory service and recently advised this client on matters involving the design, manufacture and supply of components to Bamford Bus Company, Tesla Inc, McLaren Automotive, LaVazza, The London EV Company, Siemens Rail and Framery.
In its ongoing efforts to realise the impact of its research and innovation in Northern Ireland, Queen’s University is leading a number of the Belfast Region City Deals including the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Centre. We are advising the University on all aspects of this exciting project, including the procurement, construction and grant funding arrangements for it.
— The Legal 500
The practice is very quick to identify appropriately qualified and experienced individuals who make themselves readily available to discuss issues and to volunteer solutions to even the most complex and confusing situations.
— Chambers UK
“Carson McDowell is a "brilliant" firm. They are very accommodating and empathetic in terms of understanding the requirements of our business."