Viral is a commercial solicitor with extensive experience drafting and advising on commercial agreements and related matters. Viral specialises in the healthcare and medical technology sector advising clients on distribution, agency, servicing, clinical trials, technology and outsourcing. Viral also advises on regulatory issues concerning medical devices, drugs and healthcare organisations, as well as general regulatory matters such as data protection and Bribery Act compliance. Viral has particular experience of advising on manufacturing, distribution and testing.

Examples of recent work

  • Advising on and drafting distribution agreements for a major multi-national medical and industrial devices manufacturer for its distribution network in Europe and the Middle East and Africa region
  • Advising on competition law issues, such as dominant position and state aid
  • Advising on termination of distributors
  • Advising on the establishment of telemedicine services
  • Advising a Royal College on a variety of agreements, including its arrangements with healthcare organisations and the development of software for a medical research project
  • Advising a major charity on acquiring a complex medical device
  • Advising on the status of commercial agreements as a consequence of the dissolution of a major hospital
  • Advising a healthcare charity with a multi-million pound turnover on its projects in the Middle East and Africa region
  • Advising on the supply of industrial products to Russia valued at $1m
  • Advising on outsourcing agreements

Qualifications and career

  • University of Leicester, LLB, 2004
  • Sir Thomas More Bursary Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn, 2004
  • Called to the Bar in 2005
  • University of Nottingham Postgraduate Scholarship for LLM, 2006
  • University of Nottingham, LLM Human Rights Law, 2007
  • Trainee solicitor at Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2009
  • Admitted as a solicitor advocate in 2011

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Trustee of MyBnk
  • Parish Councillor, Croxley Green