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...

Life sciences—new starter guide

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.

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 submit a query to the LexisAsk team. Where something is not covered by this basic guide, use the Topics tab or Topics dropdown menu to browse further practice area content.

Those who are new to life sciences are also likely to find the Overviews in each of the subtopics in the Life Sciences practice area useful. These Overviews summarise the law relating to a particular topic or issue, providing links to relevant content within the subtopic to help navigate the area concerned. For example, see: Research and development (life sciences)—overview, Regulatory framework for medicinal products—overview and Intellectual property (life sciences)—overview.

An introduction to the life sciences sector

The life sciences sector

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