Life sciences—new starter guide
Life sciences—new starter guide

The following Life Sciences practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Life sciences—new starter guide
  • An introduction to the life sciences sector
  • Life sciences glossary
  • What do life sciences lawyers do?
  • Key topics in life sciences
  • Research and development
  • Collaboration
  • Competition issues
  • Clinical trials
  • Intellectual property
  • More...

This new starter guide provides an introduction to the life sciences practice area, the legislative and regulatory framework which governs the life sciences sector and the types of work that life sciences lawyers do. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to life sciences as a sector.

On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies, offices, bodies (except to the limited extent agreed), but it continues to be subject to EU law and must submit to the continuing jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU in accordance with the transitional arrangements in Part 4 of the Withdrawal Agreement. For further reading, see: Brexit—Life Sciences and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

It covers:

  1. An introduction to the life sciences sector

  2. Life sciences glossary

  3. What do life sciences lawyers do?

  4. Key topics in life sciences

  5. Q&As

  6. Further reading materials

  7. Key external links for life sciences lawyers

This guide is intended to help you make the most of the LexisNexis® Life Sciences materials by explaining how to find them, sign up for email alerts, access Q&As and

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