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Pharmaceuticals Law & Life Sciences Lawyers

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Pharmaceuticals Law and Life Sciences Lawyers

Connecting life sciences expertise in a changing world

Our motto is "Connecting life sciences expertise in a changing world" where we are:

  • Adding value - as thought leaders and helping people with connections right across life sciences.
  • With expertise - in specialist life sciences sector legal work.
  • Helping innovative, disruptive teams to realise opportunities in a changing world.

We are passionate about providing an excellent service to our clients - both national and international - in the life sciences sector and helping them and our wider network through our thought leadership, so that they in turn can bring excellence to others’ lives.

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Our approach to pharmaceuticals and life sciences law

The sector is experiencing enormous changes. Government spending constraints and the changing environment following Brexit are massive challenges, but where there is change, there is opportunity.

The industry is also experiencing positive change, including:

  • the trend towards use of genomics
  • personalised treatments
  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • the merging of medicine and technology in disease diagnosis and treatment

We help our pharmaceuticals and life sciences clients to exploit those opportunities.

Our solicitors are at the forefront of industry activity to really understand the issues different areas of the sector are facing. We build long-term relationships with clients, by understanding their business and having a commercial approach.

How can we help you?

We provide services to pharmaceutical organisations in the United Kingdom and across the world who are involved with different parts of the pharmaceutical supply chain. From early stage drug development through to manufacturing, distribution and retail pharmacy, our experienced pharmaceuticals lawyers can provide specialist legal advice.

Our clients range from entrepreneurial, innovative businesses, to ‘big pharma’, and include those involved in specialised medicine, biotechnology, cell and gene therapies, CROs, CMOs, suppliers, medical devices, digital health, distributors, importers/exporters and retail pharmacies.

We focus our legal advice and support on three core areas:

  1. Acting for pharmaceutical clients who are involved in the development and supply of medicines, including advice on clinical trials and parallel trade.
  2. MedTech, medical devices and the convergence of IT with pharma, life sciences and healthcare, including the world of digital health.
  3. Emerging life sciences - new niche areas such as genomics and personalised medicine, and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) with pharma to achieve better medicine outcomes.

We support clients across multi service lines, being seen as their trusted service provider across different areas of legal need.

Our team works closely with our Healthcare and Technology teams in the fields of community pharmacy, MedTech and Digital Health, and our Higher Education team on R&D opportunities.

Please see our recent examples of areas we have helped our clients.

International reach

Our international reach combines both inbound non-UK businesses with a need for advice and assistance in the UK. We have an extensive network of contacts and close relationships throughout the world, to enable us to place clients and our wider sector contacts in expert hands, whatever their need might be.

We can introduce you to our global network of lawyers and professionals who advise and support the work of our clients in the Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences sector. These include contacts within the Association of European Lawyers (of which we are a founding member) and Eurojuris.

Commitment to the industry

Beyond our legal services, we add value through our network of excellent contacts and building communities in the industry and internationally. This includes making introductions to our array of contacts.

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If you would like to keep abreast of legal news in the sector, please subscribe to our Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences Law Brief.

For specialist legal advice on Pharmaceuticals or Life Sciences law, please contact Paul Gershlick on +44 (0) 1923 919 320 or +44 (0) 7795 570 072. Alternatively, you can make an enquiry using our form below.

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Meet the Team

Our pharmaceuticals & life sciences lawyers have a broad variety of legal expertise and offer a full legal service to the pharmaceuticals & life sciences sector

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Paul Gershlick - Partner & Commercial Lawyer in Watford - VWV Solicitors
Tom Cahill - Commercial Law Associate at VWV
Senior Associate
John Zucker - Corporate Lawyer in Watford - VWV Law Firm

News & Events

Mantara Health Wins PING Innovation Award 2023 for its Transformative  PGx Test
National law firm VWV, are delighted to announce that Mantara Health, a provider of a saliva-based pharmacogenomics (PGx) test, has won the prestigious 2023 PING Innovation Award for its transformative PGx test.
30 Jun 2023
Industry Leaders Speak at Pharma & Life Sciences Conference;  MHRA Challenges, VPAS Management, Skills Gaps and Industry Premises Debated
National law firm, VWV, recently played host to over 140 delegates at the sector leading pharma conference, PING (Pharmaceutical Industry Networking Group), which is now in its 14th year.
28 Jun 2023
VWV Appoints New Managing Partner
National law firm VWV have confirmed that with effect from 1 May 2023 their new Managing Partner will be Commercial Property Partner Steve McGuigan. 
4 May 2023