Legal expertise joined up with science and technology backgrounds means we understand your business and can talk the same language
James JohnstonTrainee Solicitor
James joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2023 and is part of the competition team.
Patrick NewlandsTrainee Solicitor
Patrick is a trainee solicitor in the patent litigation team at Bristows. Patrick competed his MEng Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bath.
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 a broad range of transactional commercial real estate experience acting for clients ranging from institutional investors and blue chip technology companies to high net worth 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 is an associate in the Bristows tax team with valuable experience advising on a wide variety of tax matters, particularly in relation to corporate tax, employee incentives and real estate tax.
Emily completed training in September 2020 and is now working in the employment team.
Hafsa BabarTrainee Solicitor
Hafsa is a trainee solicitor in the commercial technology and copyright disputes team at Bristows.
Greg is an experienced IP lawyer with a particular focus on patent litigation in the life sciences sector.
Victoria BaronSenior Associate
Victoria specialises in contentious media and data protection matters. She primarily acts for technology and media companies in relation to disputes concerning content, with a particular emphasis on privacy, data protection and defamation.
Gemma is an experienced patent specialist with a focus on advising clients in the chemical and life sciences sector in relation to patent disputes and strategy. She has experience before the English Patent Courts and in the worldwide coordination of patent portfolios.
Christopher BatesSenior Associate
Chris is an senior associate in the regulatory team at Bristows, where he advises clients on a wide range of regulatory issues that impact life sciences products including medicines, medical devices and cosmetics.
James completed training in September 2020 and is now working in the competition team.
Camille BeckmannTrainee Solicitor
Camille is a trainee solicitor in the commercial technology and copyright disputes team at Bristows.
Drishi R BeeharryAssociate
Drishi is an associate in the corporate & tax team at Bristows and advises domestic and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate matters.
Henry joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2019. He completed training in September 2021 and is now working in the commercial technology & copyright disputes team.
Nadine BleachSenior Associate
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 technical fields.
Jeremy is dual qualified and acts before the UK courts and also EU institutions such as the EUIPO and CJEU. He is an IP specialist and has advised on many high profile contentious cases involving trade marks, copyright, designs, and confidential information.
Edwin BondSenior Associate
Edwin 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.
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 is a dual-qualified lawyer in England & Wales and Spain who specialises in all aspects of EU and UK regulatory law in the biopharmaceutical and medical technologies sectors.
Andy Bowler is an IP litigator with over 20 years experience. He is joint head of patent litigation. Andy acts for a range of leading companies across different sectors. In addition to UK litigation and related advisory work, he is commonly called upon to coordinate litigation round the world.
Sean-Paul BrankinOf Counsel
Sean-Paul has over 25 years of experience as a competition law advisor and enforcer. His practice covers complex advisory work, merger control and competition litigation. Clients say he provides “very practical, commercial advice”.
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.
As a trainee, Sophie spent nine months in the patent litigation team working primarily on matters in the life sciences sector and was involved in litigation in the High Court, including working on Alcon v Aspire & Accord (Patents Court).
Francion BrooksSenior Associate
Francion advises on all areas of EU and UK competition law, specalising in the cross-over with IP law and focused on the digital/technology, life sciences and retail/FMCG sectors.
Mark is head of Bristows’ Commercial & Technology Disputes team. He has over 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 is joint head of patent litigation. He has a PhD in molecular genetics and is particularly active for life science companies.
Katie CambrookSenior Associate
Katie works in patent and trade mark infringement matters. She also has experience of copyright matters.
Rachael CartwrightSenior Associate
Rachael is a senior associate in IP litigation and works with clients in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors.
Miranda is a corporate tax specialist with over 30 years’ experience.
Luca CericolaTrainee Solicitor
Luca joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in September 2022 and is part of the competition team.
Emma CharltonSenior Associate
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.
Fariha ChowdhuryTrainee Solicitor
Fariha is a trainee solicitor in the corporate, tax and employment team at Bristows. Fariha completed her LLB in Law at Queen Mary University of London.
Simon specialises in copyright and design rights, database rights, trade marks, passing off, domain names and breach of confidence.
Julia is a partner in the tax team advising on a range of corporate and real estate 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.
Ben ColemanSenior Associate
Ben is a senior associate specialising in commercial dispute resolution. He advises businesses across a range of sectors in connection with disputes and litigation with contractual counterparties and other third parties, particularly in technology and related industries.
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 specialises in intellectual property dispute resolution with a focus on patent litigation in the life sciences sector.
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 CoughlinSenior Associate
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.
Jamie assists a portfolio of technology, media and telecoms clients with a variety of commercial, IT and data protection matters, including commercial technology procurement and outsourcing deals.
Toby advises on and negotiates commercial, tech and outsourcing agreements. He 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.
Nicholas CrossSenior Associate
Nick advises on a broad range of UK and international clients on a range of corporate and commercial transactions.
Hannah advises on all areas of data protection and privacy law, helping multinational and UK organisations navigate the changing landscape of EU and UK data protection law including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy.
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 DassSenior Associate
Neelum is a senior 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 is a technology specialist with over 25 years' experience in private practice and in-house at Equifax and Microsoft.. He advises clients in the technology, life sciences and financial services sectors on data protection, cyber risk and digital matters.
Matt has over 30 years’ experience in advising on all aspects of corporate law in particular domestic and international M&A, equity financings and venture capital, joint ventures, IPO’s and other securities issues.
Alex is passionate about the life sciences sector and advises about regulatory issues all day every day.
Krishiv DesaiTrainee Solicitor
Krishiv is a trainee solicitor in the patent litigation team at Bristows. He graduated in 2021 with a MSci in Physics with Theoretical Physics.
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 DicksonSenior Associate
Chloe has acted in IP disputes before the English courts, including the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. She also works on the coordination of international patent disputes and has experience in the enforcement of Community Plant Variety Rights.
Melissa DixTrainee Solicitor
Melissa joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2023 and is currently working in the regulatory team. Melissa completed her BA in History at the University of Oxford.
Jamie DruckerSenior Associate
Jamie specialises in data protection and privacy law.
Sally DunstanSenior Associate
Sally has particular expertise in relation to trade mark prosecution, registry disputes, and brand protection and commercialisation.
David advises clients in relation to technology disputes, including distressed IT projects, copyright, cyber and media litigation.
Jessica EbhomenyeSenior Associate
Jessica has broad experience across all aspects of commercial property, specifically landlord/tenant, acquisitions/disposal, asset management and property finance.
Mike EdgarSenior Associate
Mike 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 advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings (including IPOs and secondary public offers) and joint ventures.
Alice specialises in commercial transactions relating to information technology and intellectual property. She has advised clients in a wide range of industries, with particular expertise in advising consumer-facing clients.
Lizzie FieldOf Counsel
Lizzie is of counsel in the employment team at Bristows. She specialises in employment and immigration law with a particular expertise in international HR matters.
Emily FloodProfessional Support Lawyer
Emily is a professional support lawyer in the patent litigation team at Bristows. Emily qualified in Australia after completing her science and law degrees, and diploma in Chinese. Prior to moving to London, she practised IP law in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Naomi FoaleTrainee Solicitor
Naomi is a trainee solicitor and is currently working in the commercial IP/IT team at Bristows. She is particularly interested in the interaction between technology and the law.
Lucie FortuneSenior Associate
Lucie specialises in intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution. Her practice encompasses the full range of IP rights, including patents, trade marks, designs and copyright.
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 intellectual property litigator, focusing predominantly on patent disputes in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. In addition to her experience in the English courts, Charlie assists parties in arbitral disputes and the coordination of international patent litigation and life-cycle management.
Gemma GibbsSenior Associate
Gemma specialises in transactional and advisory matters involving intellectual property across a range of sectors, including life sciences, technology, media and retail.
Katy is an associate in the commercial IP/IT group. She advises on a wide range of matters relating to intellectual property and information technology, as well as a variety of commercial matters.
Ralph is an associate in the Commercial IP & IT group. He advises on a variety of commercial matters, with a focus on intellectual property and information technology transactions and public procurement matters.
Saaira GillSenior Associate (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.
Iva is an associate working in the brands, designs and copyright team at Bristows, with previous experience in international IP law. Iva holds an LLM in IP law and focused her work on the interface of the international IP legal framework with the UN’s sustainable development goals.
Robert GrahamOf Counsel
Robert is a disputes lawyer, with a specific focus on the resolution of technology-related disputes, including those relating to software development, outsourcing projects, software licensing and data security.
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.
Portia joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2020.
Anna HallTrainee Solicitor
Anna is a trainee solicitor and is currently part of the patent litigation team at Bristows. She is particularly interested in the interaction between business, science and the law.
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 HarwoodSenior Associate
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.
Jamie joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2019. He completed training in September 2021 and is now working in the regulatory team.
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.
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 Headdon is an intellectual property and data litigator and advisor. He works mainly with clients in the technology, design, digital media and life sciences sectors.
Tim HeapsSenior Associate
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.
David is an associate in the patent litigation team at Bristows and has a strong interest in the pharmaceutical sector. Prior to joining Bristows, David obtained a PhD in Organic Chemistry.
Olivia HenrySenior Associate
Olivia is a senior associate in the IP litigation department.
Sean is a trainee solicitor and is part of the corporate team.
Will joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2019. He completed training in September 2021 and is now working in the commercial IP/IT team.
Sarah HillSenior Associate
Sarah has particular expertise in litigation project management. She has over 15 years of experience advising on and project managing intensive commercial and technology disputes at all stages of litigation and arbitration, with particular emphasis on disputes involving difficult points of contractual interpretation.
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 artificial intelligence and robotics for the future development of technology and the law.
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.
Amy HowlettTrainee Solicitor
Amy is a trainee solicitor and is part of the patent litigation team at Bristows.
Kyrana HulsteinTrainee Solicitor
Kyrana joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in September 2022 and is part of the patent litigation team.
Matthew HuntSenior Associate
Matthew specialises in EU and UK competition law.
Sarah HussleinSenior Associate
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 is a senior associate in the brands, designs and copyright team.
Zoe is an associate in the real estate team at Bristows and acts for a range of clients on their commercial property matters.
Emma qualified into the patent litigation team in September 2018, after having completed her training contract at Bristows.
Nellie is a partner at Bristows within the brands, designs & copyright team. Her experience covers the full range of intellectual property issues, with particular expertise in relation to trade mark portfolio management, brand protection and exploitation.
Louisa JacobsSenior Associate
Louisa 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.
Myles specialises in intellectual property matters and 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 techn companies in relation to content, with a particular emphasis on defamation, privacy and data protection disputes.
Antonia KendrickTrainee Solicitor
Antonia is a trainee solicitor and is currently working in the brands, designs and copyright team at Bristows.
Hugo joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2019. He completed training in September 2021 and is now working in the regulatory team.
Vik is a commercial technology lawyer, advising clients in a diverse range of sectors.
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.
Rebecca joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2020.
Alex KtoridesRisk & Compliance Manager
As the Risk & Compliance Manager at Bristows, Alex is responsible for the programs and processes that support the firm's compliance framework.
Ellen is a partner 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 and litigation. 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 joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2019. She completed training in September 2021 and is now working in the commercial IP/IT team.
Marc works in the brands, designs and copyright team.
Cosima joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2020.
Emma Macalister HallSenior Associate
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.
Ewan joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2020.
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 joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2018. She completed training in September 2020 and is now working in the commercial technology and copyright disputes team.
Naina is an associate working in the commercial IP/IT team.
Angelica MartellatoTrainee Trade Mark Attorney
Angelica has worked in intellectual property since 2016 and previously worked in London at an international law firm.
Luke MaunderSenior Associate
Luke specialises in intellectual property disputes in the technology sector, and has particular experience of patent litigation and jurisdictional disputes.
Jamie advises clients on a range of domestic and international corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, investments and reorganisations, as well as general corporate matters.
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.
Christopher MillardSenior Counsel
Christopher has over 35 years' experience in technology law, both in academia and legal practice.
Alex MocanuTrainee Solicitor
Alex is a trainee solicitor and is part of the patent litigation team at Bristows.
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 advises on a broad range of corporate transactional matters, as well as providing general corporate advice to 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.
Anna Ní UiginnAssociate
Anna joined Bristows in January 2022 as an associate in the commercial IP/IT team, having previously worked in a US firm and a leading Irish corporate law firm.
Jennifer NoelOf Counsel
Jennifer deals with all trade mark issues. She has many years’ experience in dealing with UK, International and European Union Trade Marks and in managing international portfolios.
Kate joined Bristows as a trainee in 2016 and qualified as an associate in the IP litigation department in 2018.
Nicola OkerekeTrainee Solicitor
Nicola is a trainee solicitor and is part of the corporate, tax & employment team at Bristows.
Freya OllerearnshawSenior Associate
Freya is a senior associate in the commercial and technology disputes team at Bristows. Freya advises both customer and supplier clients in relation to all aspects of technology disputes, distressed IT projects and data breaches.
Daniel joined Bristows in 2021, having trained and qualified at a magic circle law firm. He advises on transactions relating to intellectual property and information technology.
Max PalmerSenior Associate
Max joined Bristows as an associate in March 2019 and is currently working in the commercial and technology disputes team.
Jake is an associate in the brands, designs and copyright 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.
Richard specialises in IP disputes with a focus on patent litigation and the technology sector.
Utilising her background in biochemistry, Florence has worked on a variety of UK patent infringement and invalidity proceedings across the life sciences sector.
Anneke is an associate in the commercial IP/IT team at Bristows. She has experience developing bespoke agreements that intelligently reflect legal and commercial arrangements. Anneke has a reputation for working on innovative and unorthodox technology transactions.
Rob PowellSenior Associate
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.
Charlie specialises in dispute resolution with particular expertise in disputes arising out of IT and technology contracts, including copyright licensing.
Manon joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2021 and is working in the employment team.
Matthew RaynorSenior Associate
Matthew specialises in intellectual property litigation with a particular focus on patent litigation in the technology sector.
Iain has extensive experience of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, debt and equity financings, joint ventures and private equity transactions. His clients include UK and international corporates, institutional investors and technology growth companies.
Tabitha ReedTrainee Solicitor
Tabitha is a trainee solicitor and is currently working in the commercial IP/IT team at Bristows.
Sophie ReesSenior Associate
Sophie is a senior associate in the corporate team. Her experience includes advising on complex international private and public M&A transactions, supporting UK businesses with their nationwide acquisitions, and working with companies and investors on venture capital and private equity investments.
Ben is an associate in the patent litigation team at Bristows.
Prior to becoming a trainee solicitor as of August 2019, Manuel worked as a Professional Support Lawyer in our IP litigation department.
Victoria RodriguezSenior Associate
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.
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 RoundSenior Associate
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.
Alice is an associate in the commercial IP team at Bristows. She joined Bristows in November 2021, having trained and qualified at a city law firm.
Maria joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2021 and is part of the patent litigation team.
Emily RyderSenior Associate
Emily works in the commercial IP team.
Alan SansomTrainee Solicitor
Alan joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in September 2023 and is currently working in the patent litigation team.
Miriam SchröderTrainee Solicitor
Miriam joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2023.
Adrian currently serves as one of the firm’s Joint Managing Partners and 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.
Stephen currently serves as one of the firm's Joint Managing Partners and has 20 years’ experience advising across a broad range of EU and UK competition law matters.
Tarryn advises clients on numerous data protection matters, with a keen interest in the adtech industry. Tarryn has experience in both private practice and as in-house counsel, working in different jurisdictions.
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.
Sebastian joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2021 and is working in the commercial IP/IT team at Bristows.
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 Associate (Trade Mark Attorney)
Stephanie is Chartered Trade Mark Attorney with over 10 years’ private practice experience.
Hedley is an associate in the real estate team at Bristows and is experienced in advising on a wide range of commercial property matters with an emphasis on corporate occupier, acquisitions and disposals and corporate support work.
Aida specialises in intellectual property litigation with experience particularly in the life sciences sector.
Gareth is the head of Bristows’ employment team. He specialises in both employment and immigration and has particular expertise in advising clients with an international workforce, supporting them with the design and implementation of their global people strategies.
Westley WalkerSenior Associate
Westley is a dispute resolution lawyer with substantial experience advising clients on their business-critical disputes.
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.
William joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2020.
Molly is an associate in the corporate & tax team at Bristows. She advises clients on corporate transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and reorganisations. She has experience in a range of sectors including life sciences and technology.
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.
Eden is a qualified European and Chartered (UK) Patent attorney with experience across the full life cycle of patents. He works predominately in patent litigation within the tech sector, where he utilises his knowledge of mechanical/electrical engineering and physics.
Sara is an associate in the brands, designs and copyright team, advising on matters relating to all ‘soft’ IP rights including trade marks, designs, copyright and passing off as well as advertising compliance.
Harry joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2020 and qualified in 2022.
Victoria YuanSenior Associate
Victoria joined Bristows as a senior associate in April 2023 and is part of the competition team.
Rubab ZahraTrainee Solicitor
Rubab joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in September 2022, and is currently working in the commercial IP/IT team.