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Maree Gallagher

Maree Gallagher is an Irish qualified solicitor who advises clients on EU food and life sciences law and policy. She has been elected President of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce for 2022/2023.

Maree has over twenty years of experience working with companies to bring their products to market. She is regarded as one of Europe's leading crisis management experts and has extensive experience advising FMCG companies on product recall and reputation management across the EU.

Maree’s expertise covers drugs and devices with a particular emphasis on biologics and GxP, food and beverages, AGRI, and consumer products. Her practice covers a very wide spectrum from product licensing to composition, labelling, and marketing. Her clients include large public companies as well as multinationals operating in the Life Sciences and FMCG sector across Ireland and the EU. Chambers Global listed Maree as a "Notable Practitioner" in their 2021 Guide to Crisis & Risk Management.

Maree also represents businesses facing regulatory enforcement action and she acts as a strategic and public affairs adviser in her specialist areas.

The Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) today announced the introduction of an expedited review process for human health research related to COVID-19.

The Irish Minister for Health also announced the setting up of a dedicated COVID-19 National Research Ethics Committee (NREC-COVID-19).

Applications for clinical trials of human medicines or clinical investigations of medical devices

Over the past months, the Government has regularly  posted technical guidance notices on what it calls a “no deal” Brexit, i.e., a scenario in which the UK and the EU will not reach an agreement and the UK will become a third country on 29 March 2019.  The UK Government has now published four notices