Rachel Mumby

Senior Associate

Rachel trained with Bristows and qualified into the firm’s Patent Litigation team in 2010.

Rachel advises clients from a variety of sectors, but has a particular interest in the Life Sciences sector due to her background in Chemistry. In addition to her practice in UK patent litigation, Rachel also has extensive experience in the co-ordination of IP litigation relating to global pharmaceutical products. This involves managing IP litigation in a range of jurisdictions and she therefore regularly works closely with lawyers elsewhere in Europe and the USA.

Rachel recently spent seven months on secondment to the patent litigation team of a US pharmaceutical company where she gained a first-hand appreciation of life as “the client” and a valuable insight into how best to provide good client service and useful, commercial advice.

Rachel co-ordinates a team of writers at Bristows for the EPLAW patent blog.

Claire is actively involved in Bristows’ Corporate Responsibility efforts and chairs the CR Charities Committee.


  • MChem Chemistry, University of Oxford
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford
  • Qualified 2010

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