Advanced manufacturing

North East England is one of the UK’s principal locations for advanced manufacturing.

These businesses use innovative technology to improve products or processes and since lockdown we have seen an increasing number of our clients integrate new technologies and pivot their businesses where they see opportunities to create new products that will be beneficial during the pandemic.

One such company is Tharsus. They have developed a Personal Motion System called Bump. It has been designed to help people understand the way they move around a workplace and when they interact so is a crucial tool for creating safer workplaces and help people keep their distance.

At Square One law we work alongside our manufacturing clients to help identify and minimise potential risks.

By building relationships with them and understanding their business and commercial needs we can provide a focussed, bespoke service that enables us to anticipate issues before they arise, often preventing them arising in the first place.

Our lawyers have extensive experience of working within the manufacturing sector and can help with everything from intellectual property protection, manufacturing agreements and trade disputes to personnel issues.

We provide practical and proactive advice on the full range of services including:

  • Commercial contracts, inclosing design, supply and manufacturing agreements
  • Corporate law, including acquisitions and disposals
  • Dispute resolution
  • Financing
  • HR and employment
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Debt recovery

Membership organisations

This project has led to the creation of a strong group of companies with synergies in sharing expertise, best practice and commercial opportunities. I cannot speak too highly of the team at Square One Law who played a pivotal role in the successful delivery of the transaction. They were always supportive and their experience in the private equity investment market, particularly with businesses in industries such as energy and chemicals was a real advantage.

Paul Stonebanks OBE, Managing Director, 3T Energy,
3T Energy – Corporate/Advanced Manufacturing

Throughout the process the team at Square One Law were exceptional, their professionalism and communication in support of our vision of becoming a world class engineering business made it a pleasure to work with them. This investment is key to our growth over the next few years.

Graeme Parkins, Managing Director, Dyer Engineering,
Dyer Engineering – Corporate/Advanced Manufacturing

The support myself and the board received from Square One Law during the process of the sale has been excellent and the professionalism they demonstrated was second to none.

Dr Raouf Kattan, Managing Director, Safinah Ltd,

We work with companies who share our Tekmar values. Square One Law share our value on the importance of delivering technical excellence in a robust and effective solution. The support of the team was excellent throughout on what was a landmark first acquisition for Tekmar Group plc.

Sue Hurst, Finance Director, Tekmar Group plc,
Tekmar – Corporate/Advanced Manufacturing

I have known Gill for many years and have worked with her on a number of projects in the automotive industry including long term supply arrangements, international distribution agreements and IP issues. I have always valued her commercial, pragmatic approach and ability to get deals done rather than create legal barriers. Her arrival at Square One Law adds further strength to a team who already have substantial sector experience.

Matt Boyle, Non-Executive Director, NEAA,


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It is important to have a strong and trusted team of professional advisers. That is why I use Square One Law.

Peter Stephenson, Executive Chairman, Able UK,

The Square One Law team are excellent. They always provide us not only with rapid, detailed and most of all, cost effective guidance but also advice that is very commercial.

Trevor Silver, Chairman, Landid,

We’ve worked with Square One Law across our business from the start. They understand our proposition and can deliver in terms of us achieving quick turnaround times for our customer base, which will promote new benchmarks for the industry.

Stephen Pratt, Head of Originations, Atom Bank,
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