At Morton Fraser Lawyers we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
We are life sciences legal specialists with a cross-disciplinary team including our intellectual property, corporate, IT, commercial contracts and data protection teams.
We provide a seamless and comprehensive service to our life science clients. Dr Julie Nixon holds a PhD in molecular biology, giving her a unique insight into our life science clients' business requirements and a profound understanding of their intellectual property assets. Julie was a post-doctoral research scientist at Harvard University and University of Edinburgh during her scientific career.
We act for life science spin out companies through to NASDAQ listed corporations. Julie also advised the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh as part of a secondment. Our clients from the medtech, drug development, diagnostics and agriculture/aquaculture sectors include:
Clinspec Diagnostics Limited
Neurocentrx Pharma Limited
Softcell Medical Limited
MGB Biopharma Limited
Scotland's Rural University College (SRUC)
We help our life science clients identify their intellectual property assets, protect these assets and advise how best to commercialise products incorporating such intellectual property rights.
Our team has extensive experience advising on angel and venture capital investment and mergers and acquisitions. We acted for Mercia Asset Management PLC on its investment in Invizius Limited, which included advising Mercia on a licence of intellectual property.
We can provide expert data protection advice in relation to medical research and clinical trials.
The practice (asset finance and Corporate) is very well regarded. Morton Fraser is a large but independent Scottish firm with a very hands-on approach which helps to drive matters forward effectively. Very good and in-depth knowledge of the law together with a strong appreciation of the commercial backdrop/reality.
Legal 500 2019/20
Extremely quick and dedicated service. Great academic insight into the legal issues but tailored to deliver the right commercial result. Very solid and dependable service.
Legal 500 2019/20
Strong partner leadership. Real interest in getting to understand your business. Advice born of relevant experience.