Peter specialises in helping businesses navigate regulatory challenges and liability risks, particularly in the life sciences, healthcare and consumer products sectors. 

Peter advises a range of businesses including medical device companies, software producers, service providers and manufacturers of lifestyle products.

His regulatory experience includes advising on the regulation of medical devices and consumer products, as well as CE/UKCA marking, clinical trials, regulatory investigations and ongoing compliance matters.

The litigation and risk management side to Peter’s practice involves defending manufacturers of complex products against liability claims, often across multiple jurisdictions.

Peter is ranked in the Legal 500.

Peter Rudd-Clarke is amenable and knowledgeable. He is capable of putting complex legal arguments into easy to understand English. He has the ability to interpret the clients’ requirements and compile a robust defence.

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Peter Rudd-Clarke is an outstanding lawyer. Highly regarded for his attention to detail and strategic insight.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I am passionate about working alongside clients in the life sciences and healthcare sectors to bring products to the market and keep them there. I am enthusiastic about staying on top of legal, regulatory and societal developments to help clients capitalise upon commercial opportunities whilst also meeting the expectations of regulators, patients and consumers. 

 

Work

Multiple manufacturers

Defending liability claims, including under the Consumer Protection Act 1987/Product Liability Directive.

Resolving multi-claimant disputes, including under Group Litigation Order and involving multiple jurisdictions.

Responding to investigations carried out by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and the UK Health Security Agency.
 

Healthcare group

Advising on compliance with the Medical Devices Regulation 2017 and related Brexit legislation.

Telemedicine provider

Advising on establishing a telemedicine service in the UK and EU.

Cosmetic product manufacturer

Drafting clinical and patient literature to account for latest regulatory and scientific developments.

Software developer

Advising on developing an app relating to dietary and nutritional services.

Consumer product manufacturer

Providing advice on the regulatory classification of products and the implications of applicable regulations.

'Wellness’ company

Advising on the provision of regulated activities and use of medical devices.

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