Advising the innovation economy on research ethics, integrity and commercial exploitation

The UK has a world-class reputation for its research output and its innovation. Whether conducted within higher education, dedicated research institutes or as part of wider charitable activities, the UK provides a fertile environment for creating groundbreaking concepts and inspiring the entrepreneurs and investors who will develop them as part of the UK’s innovation economy.

As an international legal business with a long and proven track-record for operating within the research, technology and innovation sector, we are best-placed to support this dynamic ecosystem.  For the research community in particular, we fully understand the many pressures faced as you strive to excel at what you do – the increasing trend of macro influences, tighter regulation, conflicting academic and commercial viewpoints and greater public scrutiny of research ethics, to name a few.

We see the impact of these pressures across many of the sectors which we are involved in, notably science, technology and commercial businesses at all levels, and people related matters. This insight, plus our in-depth experience of the higher education and research sector, means we are uniquely qualified to help your organisation stay at the top of its field.

You can confidently turn to us for pragmatic and tailored advice on:

  • Research ethics and integrity
  • Engagement and management of research and teaching staff
  • Academic freedom of speech
  • Complex research misconduct investigations
  • Governance, compliance and regulation
  • Research funding arrangements
  • IP/ownership issues
  • Publication issues
  • Cross-border research collaboration

We are a multi-disciplinary legal team specialising in higher education and research and its place within the innovation economy. We are highly regarded for our knowledge of the challenges facing academic and research focused institutions today. We would be delighted to support your organisation, so please do get in touch.

Insights: Research ethics