Peter Feldschreiber

Peter qualified in medicine at Kings College Hospital, specialising in general medicine, anaesthesia and intensive care and pharmacology and therapeutics. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. After a career in senior international management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, Peter qualified in law. He now holds an appointment as Senior Medical Assessor to the Commission on Human Medicines in the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory agency, Department of Health.

Peter practices in all areas of medical and healthcare law, including clinical negligence, personal injury and medicines regulatory law.

His casework includes Nuclear Test Veterans Litigation, Porton Down Clinical Trials Litigation, the Vioxx, Vigabatrin and Foetal anti-convulsant litigations, Aspirin Reyes Syndrome, Oral contraceptives and Kava Kava litigations. He has also worked on references to the ECJ on matters concerning pharmaceutical regulatory policy and legislation.

Peter is the editor of the Law and Regulation of Medicines (Oxford University Press 2008) and, together with Leigh – Ann Mulcahy QC, is author of the chapter on Medicines and Medical Devices, Butterworths’ Health service Law and Practice.

His medical interests span the range of medicinal product clinical development and regulatory approval and he lectures internationally on these subjects. Peter is particularly interested in the evaluation of risk:/benefit of cardiovascular, neurological and psychiatric medicines.