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Pharmaceuticals Law & Life Sciences Lawyers

Pharmaceuticals Law and Life Sciences Lawyers

Bringing Excellence to Life, Together

Our motto is "Bringing excellence to life, together". We are passionate about providing an excellent service to our clients 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

Our specialist lawyers need to understand the context in which our life sciences clients operate in order to properly advise on transactions and legal issues.

The sector is experiencing budget pressures and enormous changes in the merging of medicine and technology in disease diagnosis, treatment and monitoring, in helping companies getting products to the market and patients, and in digital health.

We provide services to people from across the pharmaceutical supply chain, from manufacturers through to pharmacies. We also help people who are exploring new opportunities within the supply chain.

Our clients include entrepreneurial businesses who look to innovate and find new opportunities, as well as ‘big pharma’, and people involved in specialised medicine, biotechnology, medical devices, digital health, industry suppliers such as CROs, pharmacies and others at the healthcare product/service interface.

How Can We Help You?

We are well-equipped to assist life sciences businesses in matters where industry and health policy expertise are essential.

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

  1. Acting for pharma - clients who are involved in the supply of medicines.

  2. Medtech and the convergence of IT and telecoms with pharma, life sciences and healthcare, including the world of digital health.

  3. Pharmacy services - the provision of assistance to pharmacy in relation to the services they provide.

Our Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences team works closely with our Healthcare team, particularly in the field of community pharmacy.

Please click here for some examples of areas we have helped our clients.

Our Commitment to the Pharmaceuticals Industry

Beyond our legal services, we add value through our network of good contacts and building communities in the industry. Whether you are looking for leading recruiters to acquire new staff, an expert to help get you through clinical trials, research labs, or someone with pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, we can work together to put you in touch with the right people.


We set up the Pharmaceutical Industry Network Group (PING) in 2010, in partnership with Watford Council, the Watford Chamber of Commerce and it is also supported by the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

PING is a group designed for people in the industry right across the pharmaceutical supply chain from manufacturers through to pharmacists and many others. It is centred around Watford and the surrounding areas, but people from further afield also get involved. PING provides real value to its members through personalised networking with the right people and knowledge and best practice sharing opportunities.

Click here to view further information regarding PING and how this can help you.

SME Influence - EMIG

We are active members of the Ethical Medicines Industry Group (EMIG), an association of 200 smaller and mid-size UK pharma companies. We take lead roles in EMIG’s Compliance, Brexit, digital health and employment thought leadership groups. We are also represented on the steering committee of EMIG.

Life Starters - Setting up a Life Sciences Business in the UK

The UK offers an unrivalled environment and opportunity for life sciences businesses. There are, however, key questions that need to be addressed before reaping the benefits. That is why we have set up a one-stop shop - ‘Life Starters’ - with other industry players in our network to help businesses take care of all of their needs, beyond just law, when setting up in the UK.

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For specialist legal advice on Pharmaceuticals or Life Sciences law, please contact Paul Gershlick on 01923 919 320.

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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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Tom Cahill - Commercial Law Associate at VWV
Senior Associate
Laura Barrell - Commercial Law Solicitor at VWV
John Zucker - Corporate Law Consultant at VWV

News & Events

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
VWV's Private Client Team Grows Further
Our team in Watford continues to grow as Daniel Church joins the firm as a Private Client Partner.
14 Jun 2019
Biotech Leader Wins Innovation Award 2019
Dr Harry Destecroix of Ziylo has won the 2019 Pharmaceutical Industry Network Group (PING) Innovation Award, hosted by VWV.
1 May 2019

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