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Medico-Legal Issues for HEIs

Medico-Legal Issues for HEIs

Medico-Legal Issues for Higher Education Institutions

Our highly reputable experts in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors work alongside our higher education lawyers to ensure that we provide a joined up approach to HEIs and professional bodies on medico-legal issues.

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Our advice includes:

  • The regulatory framework, governance and operation of medical schools
  • Student fitness to practise (FTP) issues, including disciplinaries, complaints, advising FTP Panels and Appeal Panels, proceedings through to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator and judicial review proceedings
  • Representation at professional FTP proceedings, including those before the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Pharmaceutical Council and the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Advice and representation during Care Quality Commission inspections and investigations
  • The regulation and commercialisation of clinical trials and medical devices
  • The management and resolution of ethical clearance issues in healthcare related research
  • Industry sponsored research and university spin out companies
  • Collaborative arrangements between higher education institutions, NHS Trusts and research charities
  • Advice on funding issues, particularly involving grant and charitable funding and funds pledged by non-public sources
  • Clinical academics, including joint appointments and honorary contracts
  • Health and safety issues
  • Assistance and representation at coroner's inquests
  • Support in managing critical incidents, including complex safeguarding issues, serious injury or fatal accidents

For more information please contact Andrew Andrews on 020 7665 0864.

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The team at VWV was professional, responsive and supportive in providing advice in a fast moving and cutting edge area of law. The level of resource made available was exceptional (while competitively priced) and the focus of all the team was unstintingly to support the University and protect its reputation.

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Growth in VWV's Higher Education Team
Claire Turner, the former Director of Legal and Insurance Services at the University of Exeter, has joined VWV as a Consultant Solicitor.
17 Jun 2019