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.

Key contact

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

“‘Very professional’ head of practice Teresa Edmund operates across a range of sectors including TMT, life sciences and garden-centre retail; in the latter area she advised Blue Diamond on the acquisition of the land and assets of Harlow Garden Centre. Edmund was also active for key client The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, which she advised on the re-development and pre-letting of 11 Stone Buildings to Edwin Coe LLP.”

Legal 500 2017

“Bristows LLP provides ‘consistently high-quality service’ and ‘works hard to understand its client’s objectives’”.

Legal 500 2019/2018

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