Bristows has a world-class reputation for representing clients in this dynamic sector which is at the forefront of change brought on by the convergence of science and technology.  We can offer a breadth of multidisciplinary legal skills for clients ranging from multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies to university and technology start-ups.

From bespoke laboratory buildings through to campus collaborations and technology clusters, our experienced real estate team works at finding the right solution for our clients.  We provide sensible, commercial and innovative advice on acquisitions and disposals through to the process of releasing capital by disposal of surplus property for redevelopment and everything in between.

Through our extensive industry knowledge and understanding of the unique workplace requirements of this sector we can pride ourselves on our ability to provide strategic support and guidance to clients at all stages of their business lifecycle enabling the organisation to focus on making the right operational decisions.

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Teresa Edmund

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Experience

Advising on the real estate aspects relating to the provision of a sequencing centre for the analysis of DNA as part of a commercial contract to deliver the high profile, government backed, ‘100,000 Genomes Project’- the biggest project of its kind in the world

Acting for a global research-based bio-pharmaceutical company on the disposal of a UK manufacturing facility as part of a business disposal to a US operator

Acting on behalf of a medical technology company on its acquisition and complex fit out of new premises on a business park and a subsequent lease restructuring to provide offices, laboratory and a research and development facility

Advising a science driven contract research organisation developing preclinical and early phase formulations and the manufacture of clinical trials materials on its investment in new facilities

Advising an AIM listed company providing clinical trials services and technology on its property holding and business relocation

Advising on the real estate aspects of a joint venture for the development of new diagnostic tools between a specialist medical diagnostics company and a leading university

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What others say

“We used Bristows to support us in our first major office move with a priority emphasis on speed of completion. They provided excellent support in terms of quality of expertise and guidance; patience with us a very inexperienced client; support and proactive communications throughout the process; a great ability to expedite the process and achieve our very aggressive deadlines.”

Legal 500 2021

“An instinctive knowledge of the law but applied in a commercial manner and providing clients with genuine and practical advice.”

Legal 500 2021

“They have a vast understanding of all sectors within the real estate industry and act for both landlord and tenants, giving them a holistic perspective.”

Legal 500 2021

“They are very commercial, take a view on best negotiation strategy for clients and are very easy to deal with.”

Legal 500 2021

“Bristows has a relatively small real estate team but they are easily my go-to people within the industry.”

Legal 500 2021

Recent rankings and awards

Real Estate: Commercial property - General / Investment 
Legal 500 2017

Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market (London) - Noted Firm
Chambers and Partners 2015