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Lifesciences & Healthcare lawyers

Discovery, innovation, market awareness and understanding are key to those life sciences and healthcare entities providing services and finance towards, and developing therapies and services for, the improvement of patient outcomes.

Due to the highly regulated nature of the industry, as an operator, investor, adviser, developer or licensee, you will be dealing with complex legal and regulatory requirements to launch, maintain and deliver your products and services to the market.

Our Life Sciences team is immersed in the sector and we appreciate our clients' technology; we are not just lawyers, we are immunologists, geneticists, chemists and engineers. With this background we are ideally placed to really understand your business, how it is changing and what you want from a trusted advisor. Highly relevant to this sector is our fully integrated European patent attorney practice. Spanning multiple disciplines, both legal and scientific, our lawyers and patent attorneys operate as one team with a common outlook and objective for our clients - providing pragmatic, innovative and effective advice, efficiently.

Our Healthcare team is truly immersed in the sector with over 25 years of advising and shaping the sector through in depth experience, knowledge and sector associations and collaborations. We have significant experience of working within the public and private sectors, giving us a complete perspective of the issues you face, allowing us to offer you commercial and well rounded advice.

With active memberships in major industry bodies such as the ABPI, ABHI, BIVDA, EUCOMED / MedTech Europe, Healthcare UK and the BPF, we help shape the legal and compliance frameworks impacting the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

As well as clients' significant, complex and strategic transactional, financing and structuring matters, we regularly advise on day-to-day business operations, covering areas such as public procurement, tax, competition, IP protection, exploitation and enforcement, product liability, supply chain, outsourcing and other commercial agreements and employment and pensions matters, as well as regulatory, disputes, risk and compliance advice. Truly a full service.

 
Kate Badr
Kate Badr
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Kate is a partner in the Corporate Transactions team, with particular expertise advising on transactions in the life sciences and technology sectors. Kate works with both private and public companies...
Candice Blackwood
Candice Blackwood
Partner
Co-Chair Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector
United Kingdom, London
Candice Blackwood is Co-Chair of the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector and she is also a Partner in our Real Estate team. She specialises in large scale investment and development transactions acting...
Louise Boswell
Louise Boswell
Partner
Solicitor Advocate
United Kingdom, London
Louise Boswell advises on disputes and dispute risk areas in a range of sectors.  She regularly acts on complex commercial contractual disputes including post-acquisition and on termination, and disputes...
David Bridge
David Bridge
Partner
Solicitor Advocate
United Kingdom, London
David is a Partner and Solicitor Advocate with 18 years of experience handing large and complex claims, involving litigation, arbitration and all forms of ADR. David has a particular focus on the life...
Karen Clarke
Karen Clarke
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Karen Clarke is a partner in the Construction and Engineering team with over 20 years’ experience specialising in the drafting and negotiation of construction and asset management contracts. She has...
Anna Cope
Anna Cope
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Anna Cope is an employment law specialist and a partner in the CMS UK Employment Team working across Bristol and London. She is an adept and strategic employment tribunal litigator with a wealth of experience...
Hannah Curtis
Hannah Curtis
Partner
United Kingdom, Bristol
Hannah Curtis is a partner in the Technology & Media Team and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Sector Group. Hannah works across a number of sectors but has a particular focus on life sciences &...
Kate Darracott
Kate Darracott
Partner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Kate Darracott is a partner in the Corporate Department. She specialises in international and domestic capital markets transactions (e.g. international public offerings, equity, debt and convertible follow-on...
David Dennis
David Dennis
Partner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
David Dennis is a partner in the CMS Technology Team. He enjoys a wide range of commercial, technology and intellectual property-related work, with a particular interest in the life sciences sector. David...
Jane Evenson
Jane Evenson
Partner
European and UK Patent Attorney, UPC representative
United Kingdom, London
Jane focuses on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields, with an extensive EPO opposition practice and parallel prosecution practice. Jane has over 25 years of experience and is ranked at the top...