Vital Signs Spring 2024


As we push on into 2024 and towards summer, both the weather and some legal areas are hotting up. This edition of Vital Signs looks in detail at recent developments in four diverse legal areas. First, we review the current risks and trends in commercial contracts in the life science sector. Second, we consider how the law on supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) is developing, including the status of the EU pharma law package, CJEU referrals and national case law at the supreme court level. Third, brace yourself for an important decision in UK law on public procurement and the test for the awarding of damages, in the context of orthodontic services. Finally, we consider people and HR issues, such as whistleblowing, return to office policies and possible discrimination against users of medical devices and wearables for the management of medical conditions.

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