Withers & Rogers - Advanced Engineering Practice Group
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Our Advanced Engineering group is enthusiastic about great engineering. With the strongest group of specialist engineering attorneys in private practice in the UK and Europe as well as a commercial, pragmatic approach, we are the ideal partner for engineering businesses.

Our Experience

We advise clients in fields as diverse as road, rail & marine; consumer appliances; packaging; engineering materials and housing & construction.

Internationally, we advise first-tier automotive suppliers in the US and Japan, medical device manufacturers and a global home improvement products company in the US, along with other direct clients as far afield as Iceland, Malaysia and Australia.

In Europe, we advise aerospace and automotive primes, aerospace and automotive first-tier suppliers, specialist and off-highway vehicle manufacturers, a leading supplier of taps, shower and bathroom fittings, a global automotive engineering consultancy and a leading international manufacturer of packaging products. We also act for start-up companies, SMEs and a number of leading UK universities.

Our Expertise

The group is headed by Dave Croston who is qualified to act for clients in the High Court in litigation matters as well as being a patent attorney. The group’s members have first degrees in a number of areas including Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering.

Many of our attorneys have spent valuable time in industry. This experience includes the design and testing of vehicle braking and transmission systems, systems integration, aerospace gas turbine ancillary component design, the testing and evaluation of agricultural machinery, the non-destructive testing and evaluation of components, highway and rail infrastructure analysis, vehicle-crash worthiness evaluation, and medical device design.

Wider perspectives

Helping us to understand the business and technological environment in which our clients operate, the Advanced Engineering group has links with a number of industry bodies including the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Ingénieurs des Techniques de l’Automobile (FISITA), the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), the Railway Industry Association (RIA) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

For further information please contact the group's lead attorney:

Dave Croston

Dave Croston




+44 1926 310700

Office: Warwick