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Samantha R

Samantha R

Senior Legal Consultant/General Counsel

Overview of Experience

With over two decades of post-qualification experience gained internationally, I am a legal professional admitted in several jurisdictions with a diverse background in contract negotiation, research operations, and intellectual property rights.

Prior to joining Life Science Law, I was the Head of Clinical Contracts at the University of Cambridge, where I led a team of 20 lawyers and post-doctoral scientists in facilitating research collaborations and managing contracts for academic and clinical staff.

Throughout my career, I have successfully navigated the intersection of academia, industry, government, and regulatory bodies, in order to enable pioneering research while ensuring compliance, and fostering fruitful partnerships.

At Life Science Law I am currently supporting an international regulatory client to map out the landscape surrounding the conduct of clinical trials in a number of jurisdictions across the globe, as well as the cannabinoids space.

Areas of Expertise

I possess a comprehensive range of transactional expertise, including:

Contract Drafting and Negotiation

Intellectual Property Protection and Risk Management

Regulatory Compliance

Research Project Management


Clinical Trials.

With a keen eye for detail, and a strategic approach which is aligned with a client’s objectives, I consistently deliver tailored legal solutions to meet the unique needs of academic, public, and private sector entities.

Therapeutic Areas of Expertise

I have a deep understanding of various therapeutic areas and the legal intricacies associated with them, which includes:

  • Clinical research and healthcare technologies;
  • Investigational medicinal products;
  • Medical devices.

By staying abreast of the latest advancements and regulations, I ensure our clients receive reliable guidance and support in the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare and life sciences.

Regulatory Bodies of Expertise

I am well-versed in the requirements and procedures mandated by regulatory authorities to obtain authorisation to conduct clinical trials across a number of jurisdictions, including the UK, EU, UAE, and Canada.

Track Record

Throughout my professional journey, I have accomplished and maintained an exemplary track record.

I have led international multi-party collaborations, resulting in groundbreaking advancements in the field of medical research.

I have played a pivotal role in the protection and commercialization of intellectual property rights, enabling clients to maximize the value of their innovations.

My meticulous approach to contract negotiation and project management has minimized liability and achieved commercial objectives for numerous organizations.

I am highly regarded for my ability to mentor and develop team members, fostering a culture of excellence and professional growth.

With a passion for the intersection of law, academia, and innovation, I continue to make significant contributions to the legal and research communities. My expertise, leadership, and dedication to the life sciences field has positioned me as a trusted advisor and team player, and a driving force behind impactful collaborations and advancements in healthcare and academia.