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Sally Field


Sally Field

+44 (0)20 7400 8000

Sally is an IP specialist who has advised on dispute resolution issues for over 30 years. Her advice covers the full range of intellectual property rights and extends across a wide range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, medical devices, mechanical and FMCG products, as well as films, music and other media.

Sally has advised on many high-profile IP disputes, primarily in the fields of patents, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets. She has worked on cases in the High Court, Patents County Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Sally has been responsible for co-ordinating litigation in Europe and the USA for multi-national corporations.  She is a member of the AIPPI and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. She teaches patent law on the Oxford University Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice course.


  • BA Law, University of Durham
  • Qualified 1981
  • Partner 1987

Recommended for

  • WIPR Leaders (2017)
  • Intellectual Property - Chambers and Partners (2017/2016/2015)
  • Patents - Who’s Who Legal Thought Leader (2017)
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology - Legal 500 (2016/2015/2014)
  • Patents, Life Sciences-IP and Trademarks - Who's Who Legal (2017/2016/2015)
  • Patent and Trade Mark - Women in Business Law (2015)
  • 6th and 4th Edition of Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for Intellectual Property Law (2017/2015)
  • IP / Litigation and Strategy and Management - LMG Life Sciences Europe (2014)
  • Patent Litigation - IAM Patent 1000 (2016/2015/2014)
  • Patents - Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2016/2014)
  • IP Law - Super Lawyers (2015/2014)

"Sally Field is a 'well-known and respected litigator' who concentrates on patent disputes. She is particularly authoritative on IP law with respect to life sciences.” - Chambers and Partners 2017

The Top 10 most highly regarded Patent lawyer in Europe - Who's Who Legal 2016

"Sally Field has specialised in high-profile patents and trademark disputes for over 30 years. She is 'one of the top names in the UK' and 'outstanding in every regard', according to client feedback." - Who's Who Legal 2016

"Peers praise the impressive scope of her practice."- Who's Who Legal 2016

Sally is one of the "Top 250 Women in IP" 2016 for Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars

Field is a “seasoned and very effective operator”; she has particular strength in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and medical devices”. - IAM Patent 1000 2016

"The "always impressive" Sally Field is a seasoned and successful IP litigator with an enviable record in disputes relating to all IP issues in the life sciences, media, consumer products and hi-tech sectors." - Chambers and Partners 2016

“Seasoned and effective operator” Sally Field ascends to the gold tier on the recommendations of her contemporaries. -  - IAM 1000 2015

Sally Field has been advising clients on patent dispute resolution matters for over 30 years, and is 'extremely well thought of' by peers.” – Who’s Who Legal – Patents 2015

"Sally Field is recognised for her "industry leading" patent and trademark expertise, having practised across the full range of IP matters for over 30 years. Field has advised on numerous high-profile disputes, both in terms of cases before the english courts and coordinating litigation in Europe and the USA for multinational clients." - Who's Who Legal 100 2015

"Sally Field is a 'vastly experienced' in IP disputes and commands 'a great deal of respect for the professionalism and knowledge she brings to a case'." - Who's Who Legal 2015

"Sally Field has a comprehensive IP litigation practice with 30 years of experience in the field behind her. Her main focus is patent litigation on behalf of clients in life sciences, chemicals, engineering and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG)."  - Chambers and Partners 2015

Sally Field is 'very experienced and an extremely capable pair of hands'”. - Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2014)

Sally Field is the superstar IP Litigator within the firm and enjoys a great deal of praise from her peers as an authority on IP disputes”. LMG Life Sciences Europe (2014)

"Sally Field is "hugely admired" by peers and has over 30 years' experience in patent dispute resolution, having coordinated complex cases for multinational companies." - Who's Who Legal (2014)

"Sally Field, a “super-effective practitioner who blends technical and industry knowledge with tactical smarts”.  - IAM 1000 2014

"Sally Field focuses primarily on patent litigation, and is admired by clients as being 'level-headed, fast and effective,' and good at 'coming up with advice to take things forward'. She represents AstraZeneca in the UK aspects of a global patent dispute concerning Seroquel XL." - Chambers and Partners 2014

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