Special Counsel, Auckland

Aisling Weir

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Aisling is a senior commercial lawyer who specialises in health and technology matters.

Aisling works at the business end of the health sector, and has extensive expertise in health contracting, the commercialisation of health technology and the regulation of therapeutic products (including medicines, medical devices and dietary supplements).  She has worked for private surgical hospitals, private health providers, life sciences businesses, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, medicinal cannabis businesses, as well as Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (and previously, various DHBs), PHOs, primary care practices. responsible authorities, and medical colleges and associations.  Aisling has advised on projects relating to the outsourcing of complex medical and diagnostic services, the licensing and implementation of health systems and solutions, and the establishment of online and app based health and wellness services.

Aisling also specialises in credentialing processes, systems and documentation, and advises on clinical governance structures.

Aisling has held various in-house roles including with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Auckland City Council, and secondments to Te Whatu Ora, Auckland Council and Chevron New Zealand.

Work highlights

Advising various businesses and an industry association

on the implications of the Therapeutic Products Bill

Drafting and negotiating an agreement to re-platform a blood management system

to the cloud and provide the system as a SaaS product

Advising on the establishment of various online health businesses

including an online medicinal cannabis clinic

Drafting and negotiating an agreement

to allow a large primary care provider to expand its online platform to include integrated pharmacy services

Advising a wellness business

on the regulatory matters relating to direct-to-consumer DNA testing, including Human Tissue Act issues

Advising on a trans-Tasman clinical trial

relating to head and neck cancer