Camberley, UK – 18 November 2020: 360 Law Group, listed in the Times Newspaper’s top 200 UK law firms for 2020 and 2021, welcomes Wendy Lloyd- Goodwin as head of its life sciences practice area. Wendy brings with her over 15 years of legal and compliance expertise in pharmaceutical, medical device, animal health and consumer wellbeing laws (including cannabinoids).
Wendy will be providing lead support to one of 360’s clients, Grow Group PLC, a business focussed on bringing medical cannabis to the patients who need it through importing and distribution, education, training, and research. She will help the company to navigate and build on the initial UK legislation that was passed in October 2018 that allows for the import and delivery of cannabis-based medicines to patients who need them.
Wendy’s considerable expertise includes nearly six years as Head of Legal and Compliance for the UK and Irish arm of Bristol-Myers Squibb, a global biopharmaceutical company. Prior to this, Wendy was at Illumina, a leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, where she was a member of the EMEA Leadership Team, the Genomics England Steering Committee, and leader of the EMEA Legal and Contracts Team. Previously, Wendy was head of legal affairs for the UK/Ireland Merck Group, including Merck Serono, Merck Chemicals, Merck Millipore, Seven Seas, and Lamberts, and whilst at the healthcare company Novo Nordisk, she led the Legal and Compliance Department for its UK and Ireland divisions.
Robert Taylor, CEO of General Counsel at 360 Law Group says, “We are delighted to have a lawyer of Wendy’s calibre and experience on the team and a real bonus to have a life sciences specialist. Our clients that operate in the pharmaceutical sector, such as Grow Group, need to navigate a very complex legal and regulatory environment and Wendy has a fantastic track record as a business enabler, helping clients to realise their goals and expectations by ensuring their marketing is aligned with regulations.”
Wendy adds, “Robert has created a very modern, flexible and innovative law practice that is aligned with my own views as to how legal support needs to change in order to provide what businesses need. This move fits perfectly with my desire to work as a remote based in-house legal service, or as an extension to an in-house legal team, giving clients commercial-based advice that helps them to achieve their objectives but with the flexibility to call on support only when needed and at a cost-effective rate. I was also keen to be part of a team of trusted lawyers whom I could call upon if I need expertise outside of my own area of specialisation.”
360 Law Group directly challenges the traditional law firm model. 360 Law Group has proven to its clients and colleagues since 2014 that by effectively eliminating the costs of fixed premises and significantly reducing administration costs, legal services can be performed cost-effectively, and deliver substantial savings to clients without degradation of service. Its secure, state-of-the-art technology enables the firm to operate a distributed team of 250 highly qualified lawyers across 65 countries.