Life Sciences Law

Lexis®PSL Life Sciences is an online practical guidance product for contentious and non-contentious lawyers providing advice to and supporting the UK’s Life Sciences sector.

Our content is written and structured to cover each stage in the life-cycle of a Life Sciences product from research and development to manufacturing, marketing and sale, including analyses of sector specific IP and data protection issues.

Our practice notes set out key principles supported by relevant authority and links through to in-depth commentary and underlying sources in Lexis®Library, all of which are designed to speed up the task of advising in this fast-moving and innovative sector.

LexisPSL Life Sciences is supported by an in-house legal team with extensive experience in practice and dedicated to producing content specifically for busy practitioners. This experience, combined with extensive customer research, has shaped our practical guidance on issues affecting the UK’s Life Sciences sector. We have built and continue to develop our product with the assistance of leading experts in the field.

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An intellectual property (IP) owner may choose to license its IP to a third party. This can be an effective route to generating revenue while...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Stretch 4th May
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What is a co-operative or community benefit society?A co-operative society or community benefit society (previously known as industrial and provident...
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This Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in respect of events giving rise to damage, where such events occurred on or before IP...
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When does the concept of apparent or ostensible authority arise?In the context of contract law, 'authority' is the power an agent has to affect the...
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CASE HUB See further, timeline ,commentary and related cases.Case factsOutlineCMA Article 101 TFEU/Chapter I investigation into AMCo (now Advanz...
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A registered society is a body corporate with limited liability and its own legal personality, registered by the Financial Conduct Authority under the...
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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This Q&A explains when it is possible to remedy a mistake made in an executed deed by manuscript amendment and the surrounding issues of which to be...
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Produced in partnership with Emma Holland of Stewarts Law 4th May
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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Produced in partnership with JJ Shaw of Lewis Silkin LLP, Alex Kelham of Lewis Silkin LLP and Rob Meredith CTA of PKF Francis Clark 4th May
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Many of the following model ADR clauses specify that the form of ADR to resolve the dispute shall be mediation. If another form of ADR is chosen, the...
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Option 1—contract signed on behalf of a company, where the authorised signatory is an individual Signed by [insert name of...
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This Practice Note provides practical guidance regarding the requirements of the company seal. Where a company has a seal and it is being utilised,...
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Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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1 Set-off permitted by either party Each party may set off any amount that the other party owes it under this agreement[ or...
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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CASE HUBSee further, timeline and commentary.Case factsOutlineEuropean Commission Article 102 TFEU investigation into Aspen concerning whether it has...
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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 10 March 2020; it is no longer maintained.NOTE—Supreme Court has...
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This Practice Note explores issues and best practice relating to the sharing of personal data between controllers (including joint controllers and...
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29th Jan
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This Practice Note primarily addresses the UK data protection laws where a processor will process personal data on behalf of a controller in a...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. This Practice Note introduces:•the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation...
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This Practice Note primarily addresses the UK data protection laws.On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the...
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Produced in partnership with Marina Paul 29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered a Brexit implementation period. This Practice Note introduces the general...
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered a Brexit implementation period. This Practice Note introduces the approach to...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered the Brexit implementation period. This Practice Note provides a high-level...
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29th Jan
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This Q&A looks at the impact of Brexit on cross-border transfers of personal data involving the UK and EEA, under the General Data Protection...
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29th Jan
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Background to the standard contractual clausesThere was a general prohibition in Directive 95/46/EC (the Data Protection Directive), on controllers...
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29th Jan
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The training materials are customisable.Click the links below to download the training presentation and speaker notes.Contents•What is the EU...
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This Practice Note aims to assist dispute resolution practitioners seeking to understand the fast-moving changes to civil court processes and...
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EU and UK legal framework governing medicinal productsA complex array of requirements and guidelines developed at EU, EU Member State and UK levels...
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CASE HUBARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 26 November 2020; it is no longer maintained.See further,...
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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