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

“They provided us with great advice and were commercial about it, which really helped.”

Chambers and Partners 2022

“They have all been extremely good to work with – professional, efficient, excellent communicators and always on top of the matter at hand.”

Chambers and Partners 2022

“They are a refreshing source of calm, support and reassuring knowledge in an otherwise complex and often frustrating field.”

Chambers and Partners 2022

“They work incredibly hard out of sight on very detailed and complex issues, yet are able to relay important information in a calm, concise way.”

Legal 500 2022

“Their ability and willingness to update the client and relay progress at regular and important stages is commendable.”

Legal 500 2022

Recent rankings and awards

Commercial property - corporate occupiers - Tier 2

Life Sciences and Healthcare - Tier 1