“As Brexit looms, the manufacturing sector will remain a cornerstone of the Scottish economy, and our ability to adapt and exploit the changing political and economic landscape will determine whether we succeed or fold in such unprecedented times. At MacRoberts, our manufacturing team has a special insight into this sector and we have the experience to help you move forward with confidence.”
Michael Kelly, Head of Manufacturing
Michael Kelly, Partner
Michael Kelly is a Partner in our Corporate team, and also an owner and director of a successful family-owned, manufacturing business. He is an accomplished lawyer, with direct insight and experience of life in the manufacturing sector, and he is uniquely positioned to understand and advise companies operating in that space. He is widely considered as a balanced and pragmatic advisor, working through complex legal issues in a straightforward and commercially sensitive manner.
Norman Martin heads our Banking & Finance team. He has over 20 years’ experience acting for corporates of all shapes and sizes, including start-up finance, growth capital and acquisition finance. Growth capital is of particular interest to his manufacturing clients who are looking for different forms of advice. These include term debt, overdrafts, asset finance, invoice financing, leasing options and others.
Acted for a leading engineering business in relation to a £4m funding round. MacRoberts have now advised this business in relation to funds totalling £16.4m in the cleantech industry.
Acted in a re-bank for a manufacturer of chemical products looking for a Scottish banking partner with overseas capability.
Acted in the transfer of the ownership of a joinery manufacturer and interior fit-out specialist from the existing shareholders to an Employee-Ownership Trust.
Defended a manufacturing design company prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Acted for a large UK-wide timber manufacturer in relation to complex discrimination and bullying and harrassment collective grievances which were causing significant disruption to the workforce. With our assistance the grievances were successfully dealt with, allowing normal operations to resume.
Acted for a manufacturing client in relation to disciplining an employee for a serious breach of health & safety and dishonesty, including advice on conducting the suspension, disciplinary hearing and appeal.
Represented a timber manufacturing company investigated after a fatal accident on site.
THE UK IS THE WORLD’S 9TH LARGEST INDUSTRIAL NATION
MANUFACTURING MAKES UP 10% OF GVA AND 45% OF UK EXPORTS
THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
DIRECTLY EMPLOYS 2.7 MILLION PEOPLE
What our clients say about us
MacRoberts exceeded all our expectations in delivering high quality and commercially sensitive advice. They expertly guided us through a complex funding round with institutional shareholders and public bodies. Their excellent interpersonal skills meant that the process was smooth and free of complications.
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