Life Sciences & Healthcare

The life sciences and healthcare industries are expanding and ever evolving. It is ever more important to have legal advisers who have expertise in the sector in order to maximise opportunities and minimise risk.

Our firm’s Life Science and Healthcare team comprises lawyers with specialist expertise in the sector derived from many years’ industry experience gained through working in-house, advising boards of businesses and organisations involved in the sector, and advising universities operating within the field.

We advise clients in the life sciences and healthcare sector on a broad range of issues, ranging from corporate transactions, Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) issues, product development and commercial services, as well as providing broader commercial services including in relation to employment, procurement, disputes, health and safety, general commercial and real estate.

  • product development, health and safety, research and development agreements, technology licensing, GDPR and privacy
  • procurement, licensing and distribution and competition law issues
  • corporate services, including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, financing
  • tax related issues
  • contractual risk management and dispute resolution
  • entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • life science companies
  • universities and research institutes
  • organisations from the public sector

Digital Health

Our Digital Health lawyers combine their expertise in the Life Sciences/Healthcare and Technology/Telecommunications sectors in order to give Digital Health businesses tailored, relevant legal advice tempered with an understanding of the real-world commercial challenges and opportunities in this cutting-edge sector.

This includes advising on issues such as data protection compliance and privacy, IT outsourcing, IP protection, licensing and enforcement, complex IT infrastructure arrangements, contractual risk-management, product liability and dispute resolution.

The UK is a hot-spot for cutting-edge Digital Health development and commercialisation, and innovation in the sector is disproportionately driven by SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs, all of whom Spencer West is particularly well-placed to advise on a full-service and cost-effective basis.

We advise on
  • product development, health and safety, research and development agreements, technology licensing, GDPR and privacy
  • procurement, licensing and distribution and competition law issues
  • employment- and immigration-related issues for talent recruitment and retention
  • corporate services, including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and financing
  • tax-related issues
  • contractual risk management and dispute resolution
We work with
  • entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • life science companies
  • hardware and peripherals manufacturers
  • telecoms companies
  • researchers/data analysts and data processors
  • universities and research institutes
  • organisations from the public sector

Contact us



Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

Partner – Corporate

Paolo Caldato

Paolo Caldato

Partner – Commercial Dispute Resolution

Jowanna  Conboye

Jowanna Conboye

Partner - Intellectual Property; Technology; Commercial

Delia Orabona

Delia Orabona

Partner - EU Regulatory & Trade, Technology, Media and Telecoms, ICT, Gambling and Sport, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Textile and Fashion

Gavin Persaud

Gavin Persaud

Partner - Financial Services, Banking Regulatory, Technology

Philip Solomons

Philip Solomons

Partner – Corporate and Commercial

Simon Ward

Simon Ward

Partner – Corporate & Commercial | Technology

Janis Wilderspin

Janis Wilderspin

Partner – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Property, Intellectual Property, Business and Finance