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Welcome to Life sciences and pharmaceuticals

For businesses in the pharmaceutical and healthcare technology sectors, success depends on developing innovative products and securing markets for those products.

In times of constrained healthcare budgets, it is increasingly important to deliver a compelling product at a price that gives you access to the market while ensuring your business is sustainable.Bionow Member logo

Achieving this balance while managing a supply chain, funding the product pipeline and navigating stringent sales and marketing regulations make this a complex and fascinating area of business.

At Ward Hadaway, we understand these operational and strategic challenges.

We have worked with (and within) businesses in all parts of the sector to provide them with tailored legal solutions.

Our lawyers have experience of advising research-based and generic pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors; suppliers of over-the-counter and veterinary medicines; university spin-out companies; medical device manufacturers and suppliers of healthcare informatics; funders and investors.

We assist and advise a range of businesses working in the healthcare and medical technology fields including manufacturers and developers of medical devices, research companies and specialist investment firms.

Importantly, we also have a deep understanding of the economic and policy environment in which these businesses’ customers and partners – notably the NHS – operate and we use our in-depth knowledge and expertise to assist clients to make the most of the opportunities available.

We offer a full legal service and expertise tailored to the requirements of the sector and focused on providing the best outcomes for your business, whatever its stage of development.

For example:

  • as you expand your sales in the UK and beyond, our commercial team can work with you to identify the optimal routes to market, to protect your intellectual property and to minimise legal risk by negotiating contracts with your suppliers and customers.
  • if you are seeking growth through acquisition or additional financing, or considering an exit strategy, our corporate specialists will guide you through the options and manage the transaction to deliver your objectives.
  • if you need advice on regulatory matters, or are facing a potential investigation or litigation, our specialist lawyers on hand to help at short notice.

Whether you require additional, ad hoc support for your in-house legal team or a full-scale commercial legal service, we can provide what you need, when you need it.

Our services include advice on:

For more details on how we can help you, please get in touch.


What Our Clients Say

  • “We are impressed by Ward Hadaway’s experience in our field of business and very pleased by having the firm as CLS’ legal advisor in the UK."

    Hans von Celsing, Chairman, Clinical Laserthermia Systems.

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Government presses on with its Apprenticeship Levy plans

posted: October, 2016

In line with its commitment to implement new apprenticeship arrangements from next May, a raft of documentation was published on 25 October 2016 on GOV.UK. Publications from the Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) set out in considerable detail how levy and apprenticeship training will interact as the Government looks to drive up both quality and quantity in apprenticeships.

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