Life sciences

Unique, specialist and extensive expertise in providing legal services to the life sciences sector

We offer a full legal service to all our clients but recognise the particular importance of strong regulatory, commercial and intellectual property advice in the life sciences sector. The details of our lead partners in these areas are set out below.

In addition, our corporate team marries a unique mix of private sector corporate and corporate finance experience with an in depth knowledge of the life science and health sectors – particularly important for transactional work and where due diligence is required.

In addition to advising in relation to medical devices and pharmaceuticals, we have particular expertise in the fields of cell and gene therapy, reproductive and genetic technologies, and embryo research. See links below for more information on each.

We work with a wide range of public and private sector clients, including hospitals and clinics, private and publicly listed companies, universities, and charities.

Our services

  • Regulation
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation
  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Data protection and information governance

Most health technology companies want to access the NHS and SMEs find this especially challenging. South East Health Technologies Alliance have spent over 10 years helping companies understand and access the NHS and have distilled all this knowledge and experience into this Guide which has been supported by Hempsons.

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  • Development of healthcare apps

    Advising on development of healthcare apps for patients, including advising NHS Northern England Strategic Clinical Networks on its Deciding Right app for making care decisions and NHS South East Commissioning Support Unit on its Health Help Now app to enable users to find the right service for their health needs.

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  • Setting up new healthcare businesses

    Advising entrepreneurs on setting up new healthcare businesses including businesses delivering primary and community health services, medical services for foreign visitors to the UK and supplying locum doctors and nurses, including via online marketplace/gig economy models.

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