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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Rome II—application and interpretationThis Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in respect of events giving rise to damage, where...
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19th May
Q&As
Can a third party rely on ostensible/apparent authority where they know the person signing a document is an employee of a company not a director and...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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Antibiotic drug Nitrofurantoin (AMCo, Morningside Healthcare, Morningside Pharmaceuticals and Alliance Healthcare) (50507)CASE HUB See further,...
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19th May
Q&As
Can the board of a co-operative and community benefit society (a registered society) delegate powers to any third party, and can the registered...
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19th May
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Rome Convention—introduction and interpretation [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The UK is no longer...
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19th May
Precedents
Coronavirus (COVID-19): In addition to the below content on force majeure generally, see also: • Coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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19th May
Practice notes
Many companies and government bodies (such as HMRC) have been exposed to loss of confidential information and many other breaches of confidentiality...
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19th May
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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 19th May
Precedents
1 Counterparts—agreement 1.1 This agreement may be signed in any number of separate counterparts, each of which when...
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19th May
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Model ADR clausesThis Practice Note considers model form alternative dispute resolution (ADR) clauses provided by a number of service providers,...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Requirements of the company sealThis Practice Note provides practical guidance regarding the requirements of the company seal. Where a company has a...
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19th May
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Brexit implementation period—enforcement [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note considers...
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19th May
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SubcontractingThis Practice Note examines the following legal and practical matters in relation to entering into a subcontract or when granting...
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19th May
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ScopeThis Practice Note explains trade mark law on parallel trade. Parallel imports, or ‘grey market’ goods, are genuine goods that are placed on the...
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Produced in partnership with Taylor Wessing LLP 19th May

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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB 13th Jul
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Patent invalidity and revocationWhat is a patentA ‘patent’ is a document conferring so-called monopoly rights to an inventor. A patent protects new...
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13th Jul
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Manufacturing agreement—pro-customerThis Agreement is made on [insert date]parties1[insert name of customer ][of OR a company incorporated in [England...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Wright of Fladgate 13th Jul
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Brexit timelineOn 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29...
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13th Jul
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Manufacturing agreement—pro-manufacturerThis Agreement is made on [insert date]parties1[insert name of manufacturer ][of OR a company incorporated in...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Wright of Fladgate 13th Jul
Q&As
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13th Jul
Practice notes
Brexit—implications for data protectionThis Practice Note discusses the impact of Brexit on the general processing of personal data under the General...
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12th Jul
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Unjustified threats of intellectual property right infringementThis Practice Note summarises the application and purpose of the law of unjustified...
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Produced in partnership with Ailsa Carter and John Coldham of Gowling WLG 12th Jul
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Brexit legislation trackerThis Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the...
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12th Jul
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Falsified medicinesA worldwide problem, for developed and developing countries alike, is the trade of falsified medicinal products. The terms...
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Produced in partnership with Elisabethann Wright of Cooley LLP and Fabien Roy, Jane Summerfield, Alexander Wenzel, Hélène Boland, Hannah Kerr-Peterson, Jessica Koffel and Silvia Lopez Arnao of Hogan Lovells 12th Jul
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Regulatory data protectionDirective 2001/83/EC (consolidated version 26.07.2019), the Pharmaceutical Code establishes a period of ‘data exclusivity’...
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Produced in partnership with Elisabethann Wright BL of Cooley (UK) LLP, Fabien Roy of Hogan Lovells, Jane Summerfield of Hogan Lovells and Richard Welfare of Hogan Lovells 12th Jul
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An introduction to the regulation of medical devices—EU Directives regimeIn the EU, medical devices are tightly regulated by laws that govern their...
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Produced in partnership with Jane Summerfield of Hogan Lovells, Elisabethann Wright BL of Cooley (UK) LLP and Fabien Roy of Hogan Lovells 12th Jul
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IP issues in 3D printingWhat is 3D printing?Conventionally objects have been made by casting in a mould or by machining material from a block of...
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Produced in partnership with David Knight of Fieldfisher and Heidi Hurdle of Fieldfisher 12th Jul
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Privilege—loss or waiver of privilegeThis Practice Note looks at loss of privilege in civil litigation in the context of legal professional privilege...
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12th Jul
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Life Sciences News Analysis—Brexit toolkit11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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12th Jul
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Life sciences—Brexit trackerThis Practice Note is intended to be used to track key developments and guidance related to Brexit in the life sciences...
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12th Jul
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Intellectual property (IP)—new starter guideThis new starter guide provides an introduction to intellectual property (IP) law. It is aimed at trainee...
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9th Jul
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Data protection, privacy and confidential information case law trackerThis Practice Note tracks noteworthy High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme...
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