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Leading intellectual property and medical lawyer joins Lawford Davies & Co

Professor Kathy Liddell, one of the UK’s preeminent intellectual property and medical lawyers, joins Lawford Davies & Co (LD&C) to boost the firm’s expertise in the fields of science and technology law, and bioethics.

Professor Liddell is the Director of the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences (LML), and the Herschel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property and Medical Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. She is also a Steering Committee Member of Cambridge Reproduction, a strategic research initiative exploring inter- and multidisciplinary approaches to reproduction. Her work focuses on innovations in health, medicine and society, with the aim of understanding and improving the legal frameworks that govern and support these fields.

Speaking of her appointment, Professor Liddell said: “I see an excellent fit between LD&C and my own ethos – Lawford Davies & Co is a law firm bridging the divide between legal advice and the sciences, being, as it is, deeply embedded in both worlds.”

James Lawford Davies, founding partner of LD&C, said “We are thrilled that Kathy has agreed to join us. She will be an invaluable colleague and her expertise will significantly enhance our ability to serve our clients. We are delighted to welcome her to the firm.”.

Notice to editors: Lawford Davies & Co is a specialist life sciences law firm, advising clients on all legal issues arising out of innovative research, product development, and clinical application. The firm’s particular strengths are in tissue and cell-based therapies, IVF and embryo research, genetics, medical devices, and cross-border aspects of the life sciences. LD&C combines advice with commercial awareness, a unique understanding of scientific processes, and unrivalled expertise in biomedical ethics. Members of the firm are leading academic commentators in the life sciences, as well as experienced lawyers.

Nils Hoppe, nils.hoppe@lawforddavies.com, +44 (0)1904 900 4