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Science & Technology

Sector expertise from regenerative medicine, high value manufacturing and the digital economy.

Our Innovation team works with business researchers and funders to deliver advice that will help to maintain UK STEM's world leading reputation.

Many years of collective experience collaborating with some of the UK's most innovative organisations means that we understand the environments in which our clients operate. This, we are told, is why we advise most of the UK's STEM's fund providers and are retained by many of the learned societies and fastest growing STEM companies.

We have specialist sector expertise borne out of this experience. We are known, in particular, for our work in regenerative medicine, high value manufacturing, transport, advanced materials, space and satellite applications and the digital economy.

Corporate Governance

We appreciate that high quality corporate governance helps to underpin long-term company performance.

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State Aid

We regularly act for actual or alleged recipients of State aid, awarding authorities and public bodies.

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Public Procurement

We are able to help you to choose your procurement route, advise on running the tender process, prepare contract notices, review and advise on PQQ and ITT documents, drafting tender documents, deal with challenges and review and challenge the process.

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Relationships with Public Funders

We are experienced in dealing with the particular sensitivities often attached to maintaining effective relationships with Government departments and other public funding bodies.

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Data Protection

We advise on a comprehensive range of data protection law.

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Freedom of Information

We mainly advise on how best to respond to receipt of Freedom of Information requests.

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Big, Open, Linked and Meta Data

Our Innovation team distinguish themselves through their fundamental understanding of the fast changing approaches that are being taken towards data sets.

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Large Scale Commercial Contracts

We continually advise public and private sector organisations on multi-million pound funding agreements that relate to major capital investment.

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Collaboration Agreements

We were involved in the early adoption of the 'Lambert Agreements', established for universities and companies that wish to undertake collaborative research projects with each other.

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Intellectual Property

Working in an environment where knowledge is all powerful, the ability to identify what can be protected and the most appropriate methods for doing so in the sector(s) in which a client operates is, our clients tell us, very valuable.

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Confidentiality Issues

We protect employers against misuse of software, data and other materials where issues of breach of confidence and breach of contract also arise.

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Directors/Senior Executives Service Agreements

Our Innovation team has extensive experience of drafting, negotiating and effecting such agreements.

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Termination of Employment Advice/Settlement Agreements

We provide not just employment law advice, but also taxation and company law advice, which is often very valuable if you have a directorship and/or shareholding liked to your employment.

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Restrictive Covenants

We advise employers on how to enforce restrictive covenants and obtain injunctions to prevent breach of restrictive covenants.

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TUPE Regulations

We appreciate the pivotal role these regulations play in the legal and HR aspects of buying and selling businesses, insourcing and outsourcing.

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