Scotland: Lawyers and Scientist Forge New Link

Scientists and lawyers get together
A group aimed at fostering knowledge transfer between Scotland’s life science cluster and the country’s legal professionals has been launched. The Life Sciences and Law Network (LSLN) follows the successful collaboration of the Writers to the Signet Society, the oldest law society in Scotland (established 1594), with Nexxus, Scotland’s life science network, in an event earlier this year. Attended by a wide range of representatives from life sciences and the legal profession, it quickly became clear that the interaction of science and the law were of more than passing interest to the audience, and the idea for the group was born.
The group is the first of its kind in Scotland. It will operate on a virtual level with a web presence and also via a series of events that will allow lawyers and scientists to discuss and debate topical areas.
Graeme Boyle, Director of Nexxus said: “In forming this forward thinking partnership with the WS Society, Nexxus aims to help promote better understanding of life sciences to the legal profession and enhance interaction between the two.”
Robert Pirrie, Chief Executive of the WS Society agrees: “The law and science are two very complex areas and anything which can be done to give a better understanding of each to the other is to be welcomed. Lawyers will benefit greatly from an increased understanding of the complexities and needs of scientists and accordingly be better equipped to act in life science matters.”
Source: Nexxus, Scotland’s networking organisation for life scientists

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