James Fry > Mills & Reeve LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Life Sciences


James is head of Mills & Reeve’s fast growing multi-disciplinary life sciences team.


James advises businesses and organisations in the life sciences sector on intellectual property issues and commercial contracting, with longstanding and deep knowledge of research and technology collaborations, intellectual property licensing and the distribution of medical and medicinal products.

He also advises on regulatory issues relevant to the sector, such as product classification and advertising. His clients include pharmaceutical and biotech businesses, medical device and technology businesses, universities, charities, research institutes and government organisations.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

James Fry heads the Mills & Reeve LLP multi-practice life sciences offering which is valued for its ‘in-depth biotech sector knowledge’. Fry brings wide experience of transaction in the technology/digital health and IP fields including research collaborations and clinical trial agreements. Mark Pearce handles contentious and non-contentious IP matters and the team also provides expertise in areas including employment (Melanie James) and corporate finance (Zickie Lim). Other IP experts in the team include Alasdair Poore.

East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

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James FryMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large roster of regional, national and international clients in the technology, life sciences, automotive, food and agriculture, education and sport sectors. Its work includes corporate support, IP protection and commercialisation, R&D and collaboration contracts, branding, technology transfer, licensing and contentious matters. The practice is led from Leeds but the firm’s Cambridge office houses key lawyers in consultant and patent attorney Alasdair Poore, IP and life sciences partner James Fry and principal associate Nicola Hanglin who is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney and leads the firm’s trade mark filing and prosecution practice.

East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Biotechnology

Mills & Reeve LLP operates a full-service multi-disciplinary practice for life sciences companies. Its clients include global organisations as well as small and mid-sized biotech companies, universities and research institutes. Led by James Fry, the practice draws on the experience of IP consultant Alasdair Poore and corporate finance partner Zickie Lim, as well as lawyers in the firm’s employment, pensions, immigration and litigation groups.