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Dominic is a patent litigation specialist focusing on life sciences disputes, particularly in relation to pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Dominic has handled cases across the range of tribunals in the UK and the EPO and has coordinated litigation across the world.
Tim has experience in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions acting for a variety of clients ranging from institutional investors to private individuals.
Oliver joined Bristows in March 2020 as an associate in the corporate and tax team.
Rebecca AndersenSenior Associate
Rebecca is an experienced commercial, outsourcing and technology specialist. She advises on complex contracts and strategic projects, as well as “business as usual” matters and data protection/privacy issues.
Rachel joined Bristows in December 2018 and is an associate in the tax team.
Greg is an experienced IP and regulatory lawyer with a particular focus on the life sciences sector.
Gemma is a contentious intellectual property specialist with a focus on litigation in the chemical and life sciences sector. She acts for some of the world’s leading life sciences and technology companies.
Phil is an associate in our commercial and technology disputes department who advises clients on contentious matters including commercial disputes, issues arising from the misuse of confidential information and breach of trust claims, as well as regularly providing guidance relating to the interpretation of contracts.
Nadine advises on a range of complex patent disputes encompassing a variety of different subject matters. Her background in Physics makes her particularly suited to work in the technology, telecommunications and engineering sectors.
Jeremy is an IP specialist and has advised on many contentious matters involving trade marks, copyright, designs, patents and confidential information. He has a particular focus on trade marks, design and copyright. He has advised on a number of high profile disputes before the High Court, Court of Appeal, Court of Justice, EUIPO and General Court. He has even led the advocacy before the Court of Justice.
Edwin is an associate in Bristows’ Competition team. He works with businesses in the technology, pharmaceutical and consumer goods sectors on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and has particular experience of advising on the complex issues arising where competition law and IP law intersect
Robert Bond is a Solicitor and Notary Public and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional. He advises multinationals on data protection, information security and cyber risks. He also assists with global compliance and ethics policies.
James specialises in contentious IP matters and has a breadth of experience in advising on patent disputes in the telecommunication, electronics, aeronautics and oil and gas fields.
Xisca BorrásOf Counsel
Xisca is a dual-qualified lawyer in England & Wales and Spain who specialises in all aspects of EU and UK regulatory law in the biopharmaceutical sector.
Andy Bowler is an IP litigator with over 20 years experience. Andy’s practice covers the full range of intellectual property rights, with a particular emphasis on patents, trade marks, registered designs and trade secrets. Much of his recent work has involved Standard Essential Patents and FRAND disputes. In addition to UK litigation, he is commonly called upon to coordinate litigation round the world.
Sarah is an associate in the corporate group and advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, equity and debt financing and corporate governance.
Aimee is an associate in competition & EU. She focuses on contentious antitrust including cross-jurisdictional matters.
Francion specialises in EU and UK competition law, focussing on the IP/competition law interface. She has acted in FRAND and abuse of dominance disputes, and also advises on behavioural issues and commercial arrangements. Francion has particular expertise advising clients in the technology, life sciences, and consumer products sectors.
Mark is head of Bristows’ Commercial & Technology Disputes team. He has 25 years’ experience handling complex contract and tort disputes at all levels of the English courts and in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. He also coordinates parallel proceedings in overseas jurisdictions.
Robert specialises in patent litigation. He has a PhD in molecular genetics and is particularly active for life science companies. Many of the patent and SPC cases he has managed in recent years have required the coordination of parallel proceedings in the UK, EPO and other jurisdictions within Europe and elsewhere in the world.
Andrew ButcherSenior Associate
Andy is an IP specialist dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters across the full range of “soft” IP rights. He has particularly extensive experience in disputes concerning advertising and advertising regulatory compliance.
Alex is an associate in the patent litigation team. He works on cases in the life sciences and technology sectors.
Katie CambrookSenior Associate
Katie works in patent and trade mark infringement matters. She also has experience of copyright matters.
Fiona CampbellSenior Associate
Fiona is a data protection specialist advising on all aspects of data protection law, including GDPR compliance, data breach management, BCRs, model contract clauses, DPIAs and data subject rights. She also has expertise in dealing with Freedom of Information Act requests and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations.
Rachael is an associate in IP litigation and works with clients in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors.
Head of Bristows’ Tax practice and with over 25 years’ experience, Miranda is a corporate tax specialist advising clients from early stage companies to multi-national corporations on the full range of tax issues arising from their commercial operations, both in the UK and cross-border.
Emma advises on a broad range of corporate transactional matters. She has particular experience representing clients on mergers and acquisitions and private equity financings.
Adrian ChewSenior Associate
Adrian specialises in patent disputes, particularly in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.
Simon specialises in copyright and design rights, database rights, trade marks, passing off, domain names and breach of confidence. As a litigator he has acted for clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Court of Justice of the EU, as well as in the IP Enterprise Court and the Copyright Tribunal, including appearing as a Solicitor Advocate.
Julia CockroftSenior Associate
Julia is a senior associate in the tax team and has over eight years’ experience advising on a range of property and corporate tax matters.
Liz is a highly experienced and well regarded IP specialist with a focus on counselling clients in the life sciences sector on national and international patent strategy and litigation. She jointly heads up the firm’s life sciences practice and is one of the firm’s Joint Managing Partners.
Ben ColemanSenior Associate
Ben joined Bristows in May 2020 and is a senior associate in the commercial technology and copyright disputes team.
Anna Cook is a technology lawyer specialising in all aspects of dispute resolution and IT. She has more than 20 years’ experience in disputes relating to outsourcing, IT projects, software licensing, confidentiality and copyright issues.
Brian is the Joint Head of Patent Litigation. His practice concentrates on the resolution of patent disputes in the life sciences sector. This involves representing clients before the English Patents Courts at all levels and the coordination of multi-national disputes. In 2018 Brian was named Life Sciences Patent Litigation Lawyer of the Year and Patents Lawyer of the Year by Who’s Who Legal.
Justin CostleyOf Counsel
Justin is co-head of Bristows' employment law team. He primarily focuses on advising customers and suppliers in both the public and private sector on the TUPE and employment related aspects of large outsourcing projects.
Adam advises a range of life sciences and technology clients on matters such as technology transfer arrangements, research and development collaborations, IP ownership, supply chain agreements, financings, licensing deals and merger and acquisition transactions.
Toby advises on and negotiates commercial, technology and outsourcing agreements. Toby has particular expertise in working with clients to help them manage and structure complex deals and is recognised for his work on digital transformation, software and telecoms projects.
Martha specialises in all key aspects of commercial technology law, advising UK and transnational clients on complex commercial contracts, IP/IT, corporate and procurement. Martha joined Bristows after practising in a top tier Australian firm, where she worked on major technology, IT and communications projects for the Australian Government.
Nick advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters – from start-up/seed funding, through intermediate funding rounds to exit.
Hannah CrowtherSenior Associate
Hannah is a Senior Associate in Bristow data protection team, with a practice spanning both advisory and contentious matters. She advises multinational and UK clients on compliance with all aspects of EU and UK data protection and privacy law.
Amy CullenSenior Associate
Amy is a litigation senior associate focusing particularly on patent litigation. She has experience of complex multi-jurisdictional patent litigation in the pharmaceutical, telecoms and consumer product sectors.
Neelum is an associate at Bristows LLP specialising in commercial transactions related to information technology, intellectual property and data privacy. She advises clients in respect of the above and on commercial matters more generally.
Marc works with clients in all areas of information law, technology and digital matters to help them to evaluate and manage risk in these areas. With a particular focus on the intersection of technology and data protection issues, he is also particularly active in the financial services and fintech sectors.
Giles is an associate in the real estate practice and has broad experience in commercial property matters having acted for a range of occupiers, landlords, institutional investors, retail enterprises and developers across the technology and life sciences sectors.
Colette is an associate in the commercial IP/IT team. She has experience working for clients in a wide range of sectors, including, life sciences, technology and media sectors. Colette’s focus areas are commercial intellectual property, technology and data protection.
Matt advises on all aspects of corporate law. He is particularly experienced in domestic and international M&A, joint ventures, AIM listings and equity financings.
Alex is head of the regulatory team, primarily advising life sciences clients. He enjoys working with clients to devise and implement regulatory strategies throughout the product life cycle of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Chris DevlinSenior Associate
Chris advises clients on a variety of corporate and finance transactions including mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings, debt financing, reorganisations and joint ventures primarily across the technology and life sciences sectors.
Richard is a partner in the commercial IP team where his practice focuses on commercial transactions and advisory work that involves the development, exploitation and protection of IP rights.
Chloe has acted in intellectual property disputes before the English courts, including the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. Chloe also works on the coordination of international patent disputes and has experience in the enforcement of Community Plant Variety Rights.
Jamie DruckerSenior Associate
Jamie is a specialist in data protection and privacy law, helping clients with a wide range of issues, from managing data breaches to ensuring a compliant approach to the adoption of new technologies.
Jennifer DzaficAssociate (Senior Trade Mark Attorney)
Jennifer deals with all aspects of trade mark matters including negotiation and settlement of trade mark disputes, clearance searches, filing strategy, domain name disputes, prosecution and maintenance, as well as the defence and exploitation of marks.
Michael specialises in commercial transactions related to information technology and data privacy. He has advised on a range of technology agreements.
Teresa is head of Bristows’ real estate practice and has many years’ experience as a commercial real estate specialist. She has particular expertise acting for clients engaged in innovative technologies and life sciences as well as those in the retail sector with a particular focus on garden centre retail.
Louise has extensive experience advising UK and International clients on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, joint ventures and private equity transactions. Her clients include high-growth companies, SMEs and multinationals predominantly in the tech, media and life sciences sectors. Louise is also head of Bristows’ multi-disciplinary fintech practice.
Zac is an associate who advises clients operating in highly regulated sectors on wide-ranging regulatory matters.
Elisabetta is a dual-qualified Italian Lawyer and UK Trade Mark Attorney advising clients on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters in relation to soft IP, with a main focus on trade marks and designs.
Lucie is an intellectual property lawyer who specialises in intellectual property litigation. Her practice encompasses the full range of IP rights, including trade marks, designs, copyright and patents. Lucie is experienced in handling both domestic and global disputes, including the strategic coordination of proceedings across the UK, the EU and worldwide.
Angela specialises in the resolution of commercial disputes, with particular expertise in dealing with IT, outsourcing and IP contract disputes as well as disputes arising out of data leaks and the misuse of confidential information.
Charlie FrenchSenior Associate
Charlie is an experienced patent litigator with a particular focus on the life sciences and biotechnology sectors. She represents clients before the English courts and also coordinates complex global patent litigation and life-cycle management strategies.
Vrinda GambhirProfessional Support Lawyer
Vrinda is a professional support lawyer in our patent litigation group. She is a foreign qualified lawyer with over four years’ experience in IP litigation and prosecution in India. She is also a biotechnology engineer and a registered patent agent before the Indian Patent Office.
Katy specialises in matters relating to transactional intellectual property, IT and data protection and also advises on general commercial matters.
Ralph is an associate in the commercial IP/IT group, specialising in transactional intellectual property and information technology, with experience in data protection matters and a keen interest in AI.
Saaira GillAssociate (Trade Mark Attorney)
Saaira advises on a range of trade mark matters, both contentious and non-contentious, as well as related copyright and design issues.
Sam is an associate in the commercial IP/IT team with a practice focused on non-contentious IP/IT and commercial matters, as well as advising on related issues such as data privacy.
Ian is head of the trade mark portfolios group. He advises on all aspects of trade marks and designs including clearance searches, registration, opposition proceedings and portfolio management.
Alexandra HarmerSenior Associate
Alexandra is a senior associate in the commercial IP team at Bristows. She has a broad IP experience and specialises in advising clients on non-contentious IP matters and general commercial matters across a range of industries, including in the life sciences, technology, film, media, brands and consumer products sectors.
Max is an associate in the Commercial IP/IT team, specialising in commercial transactions related to information technology and intellectual property. He has a particular interest in the technology, media and sports sectors and has recently advised clients on their commercial agreements within the music industry, the use of blockchain technology, and the use of open source software.
Faye HarrisonSenior Associate
Faye is a senior associate in the data protection team. Her practice includes privacy compliance strategies, individual rights requests, direct marketing and data transfer mechanisms. She also has a background in commercial IT transactions and has spent time on a number of client secondments.
Laura specialises in IP and technology transactions. While she acts for a broad range of clients on their IP and technology projects, she has a particular focus on and expertise in advising clients in the fashion, luxury goods and retail sectors.
Charlie HawesSenior Associate
Charlie is a senior associate in the commercial IP/IT team. Charlie advises on a wide range of commercial and regulatory issues relating to software, data privacy and digital communications.
Rosalie is an associate in the data protection team who has advised nearly exclusively on privacy law since qualifying, from devising GDPR projects to responding to regulatory enforcement actions.
Naomi HazenbergSenior Associate
Naomi specialises in contentious intellectual property matters. Whilst she advises on a wide range of issues and subject matters, her practice has a particular focus on patent litigation.
Toby HeaddonSenior Associate
Toby specialises in intellectual property law, focusing mainly on contentious work. His legal areas of interest include copyright, database rights, trade marks, design rights, domain names and confidential information. A significant proportion of his work is for clients in the technology sector, often involving new and emerging technologies.
Tim's experience covers both contentious and non-contentious matters, with a focus on trade mark and copyright disputes, patents, confidential information and advertising advisory work.
Thomas works in the IP litigation department. Whilst he primarily advises on patent matters, he also has experience working on technical arbitrations.
Julian HitchcockOf Counsel
Julian provides practical policy and regulatory advice on emerging biomedical products, services and research to commercial, clinical, academic, charitable, regulatory and governmental clients. He also acts in relation to life science regulatory disputes and international arbitrations.
Chris is an experienced commercial IT lawyer who was one of the first specialist IT outsourcing lawyers in the UK and one of the first to recognise the significance of AI and robotics for the future. He has worked all over the world and is co-chair of the IBA Technology Committee.
Suzanne HooksSenior Associate
Suzanne has experience in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, with an emphasis on real estate finance.
David is a corporate lawyer who advises on a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings, spin-outs from universities and research institutions, international capital markets and corporate restructurings.
Matthew has significant competition litigation experience, having worked on a number of abuse of dominance and FRAND cases. He advises regularly on competition law issues arising in distribution, licensing and settlement agreements, as well as on competition compliance more generally.
Sarah is an experienced lawyer, advising on all aspects of trade marks and designs including clearance searches, filing strategies, international portfolio management and disputes. She has a particular expertise in representing clients before the United Kingdom and European Union Offices, as well as the French Courts.
Sean IbbetsonSenior Associate
Sean specialises in disputes and litigation relating to brands, designs and copyright. He also regularly advises clients on compliance with the UK’s advertising regulations and ASA investigations.
Emma qualified into the patent litigation team in September 2018, after having completed her training contract at Bristows.
Louisa is an associate in the Commercial IP/IT Group. She specialises in transactional and non-contentious intellectual property matters with a particular focus on the life sciences industry, advising on R&D collaborations, IP licences and a range of other commercial arrangements.
Remya JayakkarAssociate (Trade Mark Attorney)
Remya advises on contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters, as well as related copyright and design issues. She has substantial experience with brand clearance searches, devising filing strategies, portfolio management and UK and CTM prosecution.
Myles is joint head of patent litigation. While his practice covers the full range of intellectual property rights it has focused in recent years upon high-tech patent litigation for multinational companies.
Paul specialises in advertising and marketing law and brand protection matters generally. His wide range of clients includes major brand owners, car manufacturers, retailers, airlines, financial service providers and media companies.
Alex is an experienced litigator specialising in contentious media and data protection matters. He primarily acts for media and technology companies in relation to content, with a particular emphasis on libel, privacy and data protection disputes.
Vik is a commercial technology lawyer, advising clients in a diverse range of sectors on strategic sourcing, technology-based transactions, software, cloud and digital strategy, and issues arising in disruptive technology sectors including AI and digital health.
Gemma KirschSenior Associate
Gemma is an associate in our real estate department with a broad range of experience in all aspects of commercial property work with a particular focus on acquisitions/disposals, asset management and corporate occupier work.
Tejmin advises employers in relation to all aspects of employment law. She advises clients in relation to corporate M&A deals as well as drafting documents for clients such as employment contracts, policies and handbooks.
Ellen LambrixSenior Associate
Ellen is a senior associate in our commercial IP team. She specialises in advising on non-contentious IP matters, particularly in the life sciences sector. Her clients range from multinational companies to start-ups and research organisations. She has significant experience advising on high value transactions including licensing, R&D collaborations and settlements.
Sophie specialises in EU and UK competition law. She has a particular interest in working with businesses in technology and pharmaceutical sectors, and in relation to the competition issues that arise in connection with standardised technology.
Elisa LindemannTrainee Solicitor
Elisa joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2019.
Emma Macalister HallAssociate
Emma advises on a range of data protection and privacy issues, including those raised by the General Data Protection Regulation, e-Privacy and the UK Data Protection Act 2018. She also advises on regulatory investigations and contentious data protection matters.
Mac MacmillanOf Counsel
Mac advises on all aspects of IT law with a particular focus on data protection and the provision of IT related services.
Sukanya MajumdarTrainee Solicitor
Sukanya joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2018
Luke MaunderSenior Associate
Luke specialises in intellectual property disputes in the technology sector. He has degrees in both computer science and law. His experience spans all levels of the Court system, as well as a variety of interim applications. He also frequently advises on jurisdiction disputes, particularly in FRAND litigation.
Elizabeth specialises in contentious intellectual property matters, with a particular interest in patent litigation.
Sarah is an associate in the patent litigation team with a particular interest in the life sciences sector. She has experience of UK patent litigation as well as international litigation, co-ordinating multijurisdictional patent disputes.
Jerry MertonPartner/Chief Financial Officer
Jerry is a Partner and Bristows’ Chief Financial Officer, and works with the Joint Managing Partners in devising and implementing the firm’s strategy. He is responsible for all of the financial affairs of the firm, and works closely with the heads of the various business services departments to ensure that they enable the firm to provide clients with the service that they need.
Nick is an associate in the patent litigation team. He works across a variety of sectors but has a particular interest in the life sciences field.
Christopher MillardSenior Counsel
Christopher Millard is Professor of Privacy and Information Law and head of the Cloud Legal Project in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. He has over 30 years' experience in technology law, both in academia and legal practice.
Ben joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in 2015, before qualifying into the IP litigation team in 2017, where he specialises in patent disputes.
Rachel MumbySenior Associate
Rachel advises on patent litigation matters across a broad range of subject matters, but with a particular interest in the chemical and life sciences sectors.
Samuel qualified into the corporate department in 2017, having trained with the firm, and advises on a broad range of corporate transactional matters for technology-focused and life sciences clients.
Erik is a commercial lawyer with a background in life sciences who advises a range of clients in innovative industries on the effective commercialisation of intellectual property and technology assets.
Senior Partner from 2016-2018 and until 2016, the long-serving head of patent litigation. Hugely experienced, he was responsible for more than 100 patent cases, including landmark decisions concerning validity, infringement, cross border injunctions, damages, stays pending EPO, entitlement to priority, patent amendment and cross undertakings in damages.
Kate joined Bristows as a trainee in 2016 and qualified as an associate in the IP litigation department in 2018.
Max joined Bristows as an associate in March 2019 and is currently working in the commercial and technology disputes team.
Marek is a partner in the Corporate Practice. He advises companies and investors who are active in IP-rich sectors; in particular the life sciences, technology and consumer products sectors.
Claire Phipps-JonesSenior Associate
Claire is a senior associate specialising primarily in patent litigation in the life sciences sector. Her biochemistry background provides an excellent basis for the technical aspects of such disputes. She has experience in both UK litigation and in the coordination of cross-border disputes.
Richard is a partner and solicitor advocate with an engineering background. He specialises in IP disputes with a focus on patent litigation and the technology sector.
Florence PlisnerTrainee Solicitor
Florence joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2018
Lidia PoczokOf Counsel
As co-head of the employment law team, Lidia has considerable experience in advising on the employment law aspects of cross-border acquisitions and disposals and outsourcings, both from a supplier and customer perspective and providing practical assistance in drafting and presenting information for employee consultations.
Rob operates across the firm’s commercial IP, IT & data privacy practice, offering practical and commercially focused advice and assistance in each area to clients of all sizes, primarily in the tech and media sectors.
Edward PullicinoTechnical Advisor
Edward is a technical advisor, advising and assisting in forming opinions on technical aspects of litigation and provides in-house technical sessions on both general and specific technical queries.
Charlie works in the commercial, technology and copyright disputes team.
Verity is an associate in Bristows’ commercial and technology disputes team who has experience advising clients in relation to a number of issues arising out of commercial and shareholder disputes. Verity also has experience assisting clients in relation to commissions of inquiry and investigations.
Matthew RaynorSenior Associate
Matthew specialises in intellectual property litigation with a particular focus on patent litigation in the technology sector.
Iain is a partner in the corporate group. He has 25 years’ experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other securities issues, as well as corporate finance, private equity and venture capital transactions. Iain also acts as principal adviser for numerous Bristows clients.
Sophie ReesSenior Associate
Sophie is a senior associate in the corporate team. She advises clients across a range of industries on corporate transactional and advisory matters, with a particular emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and equity financing.
Manuel ReyTrainee Solicitor
Manuel is currently working in the commercial IP/IT team as a trainee solicitor. Prior to becoming a trainee solicitor as of August 2019, Manuel worked as a Professional Support Lawyer in our IP litigation department.
Vanessa RieuSenior Associate
Vanessa is an experienced litigator specialised in all areas of intellectual property. Due to her international background, her practice concentrates primarily on complex and cross-border patent litigation within Europe and beyond.
Victoria is a dual-qualified solicitor specialised in all aspects of brand protection and trade marks including portfolio management, clearance searches and trade mark disputes. She has particular experience in managing large international trade mark portfolios for iconic media brands as well as leaders in medical and dental goods.
Helen RoseSenior Associate
Helen specialises in transactions involving intellectual property and information technology. She advises clients for whom intellectual property and technology are a priority across a range of sectors, including life sciences, cloud computing and digital services.
Jonathan joined Bristows as a trainee in 2017, having completed a PhD in organic chemistry and protein structure at Oxford University.
Nicholas has experience working with a broad range of technical subject matters including mobile telecommunications and broadcast technology, magnetic resonance medical devices and the use of electromagnetic signals as an indicator for the presence of oil or gas.
Elizabeth joined Bristows as an associate in September 2019 and is currently working in the real estate department.
Sara is an associate in the brands, designs and copyright team and works on both contentious and non-contentious matters across all areas of soft IP. She is currently on secondment part-time with a luxury goods holding company, advising on IP and commercial matters.
Leane ShanksterSenior Associate
Leane works in the corporate practice and advises clients across a variety of sectors on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.
Adrian is a leading technology transactional lawyer with recognised expertise in negotiating and advising on business critical technology deals. He always brings his depth of experience in customer and supplier side transactions coupled with a responsive and effective approach to client care to every matter.
Claire specialises in commercial transactions that involve the development and commercialisation of IP rights and in corporate and investment deals where IP is an important asset. She works with a wide variety of clients, particularly those in the life sciences, technology, media and consumer product sectors.
Dual-qualified in England and Wales and as an Advocaat admitted to the Brussels Bar in Belgium, Stephen spends time in both our London and Brussels offices. He provides clients with pragmatic, commercial advice and has a broad EU and UK competition law practice covering transactional, advisory and investigations, including cartels.
Trecina SookhooAssociate (Trade Mark Attorney)
Trecina joined Bristows in March 2019 and is part of the brands group.
Rowena StentProfessional Support Lawyer
Rowena is a Professional Support Lawyer in Patent Litigation.
Christopher StubbsTrainee Solicitor
Christopher joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2018
Richard SwaineOf Counsel
Richard has a broad range of experience advising both UK and international clients, including both listed and private companies as well as high net-worth individuals, on corporate and commercial issues.
Stephanie TaylorSenior Trade Mark Attorney
Stephanie is Chartered Trade Mark Attorney with over 10 years’ private practice experience.
Isobel joined Bristows in March 2020 as an associate in the competition team.
Aida has experience predominantly in patent disputes before the English Courts, as well as global life-cycle management projects regarding small-molecule and antibody pharmaceutical products. Such projects have involved assisting with litigation in many countries worldwide.
Pat is an experienced, effective and pragmatic competition lawyer with decades of experience of litigation, transactions and competition investigations. She is renowned for her understanding of the competition issues that affect IP rich sectors.
Emma is an associate in the patent litigation team. Her practice focuses on pharmaceutical patent litigation. Emma has completed two six month client secondments to the patent litigation teams of two global pharmaceutical companies, one innovator and one generic.
Westley WalkerSenior Associate
Westley is a dispute resolution lawyer with substantial experience advising clients on their business-critical disputes.
Zoe is an associate in the commercial IP/IT team, specialising in data protection.
Paul is an industry-acknowledged leader in all aspects of brands law. He specialises in the entirety of the work - from brand and design creation to brand enforcement and exploitation.
Matthew is the head of Bristows’ Commercial IP group and advises on transactions involving the development, exploitation and transfer of intellectual property rights.
Mark is a technology specialist with over 20 years’ experience. He advises companies on technology issues such as cloud computing, machine learning, apps and facial recognition.
Claire WilsonSenior Associate
Claire specialises in intellectual property with a particular emphasis on patent litigation in the life sciences sector. Claire’s background in chemistry gives her a valuable understanding of the technical issues that can underlie intellectual property matters and enables her to provide clear intelligible advice.
Abigail WiseSenior Associate (Trade Mark Attorney)
Abigail advises on all aspects of UK and EUTM trade mark law and practice and liaises with foreign agents on a regular basis.