Elizabeth McAuliffe


Elizabeth joined Bristows as an associate in March 2019 and is part of the patent litigation team.

Elizabeth specialises in contentious intellectual property matters, with a particular interest in patent litigation.

Elizabeth’s background in aeronautical engineering makes her particularly suited to litigating patents in the technology, telecommunications and engineering sectors.

Elizabeth has also practised in Dubai, UAE. As a result, Elizabeth has extensive experience of intellectual property disputes and enforcement matters across the Middle East and North Africa. She also has experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional actions in terms of both technical and strategic coordination.


  • MEng Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford
  • Qualified 2014