Phil Pugh, Partner at Acuity Law

MedTech & Life Sciences

Lead Partner

We have a highly experienced team of specialist lawyers who have a strong track record of acting for a broad spectrum of MedTech and Life Science organisations, and a solid understanding of the sector.

By understanding the breadth and depth of the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses operating within the sector, we are able to progress and manage the delivery of our legal services in a way that is tailored to the needs of clients who are operating in this sector and helps them to achieve their objectives.

As a medium-sized law firm, we can create a responsive multi-disciplined client services team to suit the requirements of our MedTech and Life Science clients.  As a well-established and experienced legal team, we will ensure that your matter is managed effectively and in a commercially astute and timely manner.

We are proud to have a growing portfolio of MedTech and Life Science clients and one that is built on long-standing relationships, and a model of working in partnership. 

Through this model, we have assisted clients from their early formation as start-ups and spin-offs in their journey to acquisition or floatation. We are aware of the complexities, pressures, risks, and opportunities MedTech and Life Science companies are steering through.

From starting-line issues like formation, structure and shareholders’ agreements; through to operational matters such as employment, fundraising, and IP protection and commercialisation; as well as mergers, acquisitions, and public share offerings, we can support MedTech and Life Science businesses in a wide range of transactional work as well as their routine business needs.

Clients looking for support with their routine business needs often receive support through our Acuity Counsel Service.

Here are just a few examples of our work in the sector:

  • Acting for Telonostix – a Cardiff University spin-out working in in-vitro diagnostics – in connection with their equity arrangements and commercial contracts.
  • Acting for Bond Digital Health in connection with multiple rounds of investment by Development Bank of Wales and Wealth Club Investors.
  • Acting for Independent Clinical Services in connection with its acquisition of ProClinical, a company that provides an innovative suite of staffing and consulting solutions in the Life Sciences sector.
  • Advising award-winning university spin-out company, Alesi Surgical – a company that has produced an innovative smoke clearing system for use in surgery – on multiple investment rounds, as well as commercial contract advice.
  • Advising Pill Time on multiple funding rounds for its automated drug delivery business.
  • Advising Wales’ Life Sciences Hub on corporate governance and a variety of commercial contracts.
  • Advising Potters Bar Eye Care – a company that markets proprietary software used by opticians for assessing acuity issues – on a reorganisation of its business.
  • Leading contractual negotiations for Pharmatelligence – a market leader in the analysis of healthcare data – and advising on multiple investment rounds.
  • Providing GDPR audits through our Acuity DataGuard offering and advising on GDPR compliance.

Our MedTech and Life Science services team comprises a talented team of partners and associate lawyers across multiple disciplines, including corporate, commercial, real estate, intellectual property, TMT, HR, and dispute resolution lawyers.

Phil Pugh

Lead Partner
Data Privacy & Cyber Security
[email protected]
+44 (0) 7805 389 252

Claire Knowles

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+44 (0) 7896 671 817

Hugh Hitchcock

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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+44 (0) 7545 702 212

Jonathan Geen

Jonathan Geen

Real Estate & Construction
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+44 (0) 7841 800 093

Jon Lawley

Jon Lawley

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+44 (0) 7812 086 320

Rachelle Sellek

Rachelle Sellek

[email protected]
+44 (0) 7867 987 927


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