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Solicitors' practice areas

Life sciences

The life sciences sector combines a diverse range of legal practice areas, demanding expert advice from lawyers with detailed up-to-date knowledge of the relevant trends and innovations in areas as wide-ranging as food, healthcare, medical devices and biotechnology. As such, most solicitors in this area tend to specialise in either contentious (eg, patent and product liability) or non-contentious (eg, commercial and corporate) work. In addition to commercial and IP advice and litigation, lawyers are also needed to provide regulatory advice on everything from the accurate labelling and marketing of drugs to competition law issues.