Rachel Lygoe

Rachel is an Associate in our health and life sciences practice. Prior to joining Global Counsel, Rachel worked at a political monitoring company where she produced research and analysis on health policy, with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical sector. She has a BA in History and an MA in International Relations from the University of Leeds.

At GC, she supports health and pharmaceutical clients across a range of issues in the UK including life sciences, R&D and health data.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Supporting a major pharmaceutical company with their engagement strategy, identifying relevant R&D stakeholders and writing background briefings. 
  • Helping a free-trade zone in the Middle East understand the UK’s regulatory requirements for vaccine production and export.
  • Working on a political due diligence project, identifying trends and risks in relation to NHS waiting lists and the workforce.

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Can the UK innovate its way beyond the frictions? The case of clinical trials regulations

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At the start of this year, the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) launched a consultation on its proposals for legislative changes to clinical trials. The consultation marks the latest in a series of efforts to reform the UK’s life sciences regulatory landscape post-Brexit and create a “world-class sovereign regulatory environment for clinical…

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