Law firm Morgan Cole has been appointed by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (OxBRC) to provide legal services, on a secondment basis, on clinical research contractual issues and providing guidance on intellectual property matters.
Morgan Cole was chosen because of their experience working with clients including the Department of Health, Universities and technology companies and their specific experience of legal and policy issues in research, development, innovation and technology transfer. The firm has seconded senior lawyer Matthew Bolsover to the OxBRC as a dedicated resource. He will work closely with Dr Mark Taylor, General Manager of the OxBRC and Ms Sally Newman, Head of Legal Services and will be supported by Morgan Cole partners Gayle Curry and Alison Patten-Hall.
Dr Mark Taylor said: “Having worked with Morgan Cole, their highly experienced team comes with a proven track record and we are therefore confident of their ability to deliver accurate, timely and cost effective advice to us.”
“With an increasing amount of contractual work, we needed a dedicated resource to ensure that we are managing activity in line with the latest legislation and NHS policy. Our aim is to maximise the benefits that come through the research we fund, thus improving patient care and NHS efficiency. Matthew will be a welcome addition to our team.”