Lucie Fortune

Senior Associate

Lucie is a strategic litigator with a particular focus on intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution. Lucie is experienced in handling complex disputes, many of which are multi-jurisdictional and involve the strategic coordination of proceedings across the UK, Europe and worldwide. She also provides clients with advice on how best to protect and enforce their IP and regularly provides freedom to operate and validity opinions.

Lucie’s IP practice covers the full spectrum of IP rights, including patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. Lucie has particular expertise in the cross-border coordination of patents proceedings. Lucie also has experience of competition litigation, litigating disputes in the Courts and Competition Appeal Tribunal.

She advises clients across a broad range of industry sectors, from pharmaceuticals and life sciences to cutting-edge technology, digital media, luxury brands, fashion, retail and consumer products.

Lucie also has industry experience, having spent six months on secondment to the litigation department of a major retailer.

Lucie was named a Rising Star in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2018 edition and a Notable Practitioner in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2020 edition.

In 2021, Lucie was awarded a prize for best contribution to a Study Question by AIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) UK, for her work on the Patents Study Question on the inventiveness and sufficiency of disclosure in AI inventions.


  • BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Cambridge
  • LLB (Hons) Law, The College of Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice, University of Oxford
  • Qualified 2014 (England and Wales)

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