Sector experts,leading specialists

Legal expertise joined up with science and technology backgrounds means we understand your business and can talk the same language

Dominic AdairPartner

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.

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Tim AllenPartner

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.

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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. 

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Gregory BaconPartner

Greg is an experienced IP lawyer with a particular focus on patent litigation in the life sciences sector.

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Gemma BarrettPartner

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.

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Jeremy BlumPartner

Jeremy is an IP specialist and has advised on many contentious matters involving trade marks, copyright, designs, patents and confidential information.

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Robert BondSenior Counsel

Robert has over 40 years of experience as a legal expert and author in the fields of e-commerce, computer games, media and publishing, data protection, information security and cyber risks.

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James BoonPartner

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.

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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.

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Andrew BowlerPartner

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.

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Sean-Paul BrankinOf Counsel

Sean-Paul is an of counsel in the competition team based in Brussels. He is dual English and Belgian qualified and has over 25 years as both a competition law advisor and an enforcer. His practice covers complex advisory work, merger control and competition litigation. Clients say he provides “very practical, commercial advice”.

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Francion BrooksAssociate

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.

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Mark BrownPartner

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.

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Robert BurrowsPartner

Robert specialises in patent litigation. He has a PhD in molecular genetics and is particularly active for life science companies.

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Fiona CampbellSenior Associate

Fiona joined Bristows in January 2019 and is now a senior associate in the commercial IP/IT group. Fiona advises on data protection, privacy law, freedom of information, PECR and the re-use of public sector information regulations.

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Simon ClarkPartner

Simon specialises in copyright and design rights, database rights, trade marks, passing off, domain names and breach of confidence.

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Liz CohenPartner

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.

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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.

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Brian CorderyPartner

Brian specialises in intellectual property dispute resolution with a focus on patent litigation in the life sciences sector.

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Toby CrickPartner

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.

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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.

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Marc DautlichPartner

Marc is a technology specialist with over 25 years' experience in private practice and inhouse at Equifax and Microsoft.. He advises clients in the technology, financial services and life sciences sectors on data protection, cyber risk and digital matters.

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Giles DavySenior Associate

Giles is a senior 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.

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Alex DenoonPartner

Alex is passionate about the Life Sciences sector and advises about regulatory issues all day every day.

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Louise EldridgePartner

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.

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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.

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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.

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Katy GibsonAssociate

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Toby HeaddonSenior Associate

Toby Headdon is an intellectual property lawyer specialising in soft IP and contentious aspects of data and data protection. He works mainly with clients in the technology, design, digital media and life sciences sectors.

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Sarah HillSenior Associate

Sarah is a senior associate in the commercial and technology disputes team at Bristows with particular expertise in litigation project management. She has over 15 years’ 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.

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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.

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Chris HolderPartner

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 development of technology and the law.

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Matthew HuntAssociate

Matthew specialises in EU and UK competition law.

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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.

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Sean IbbetsonSenior Associate

Sean is a senior associate in the brands, designs and copyright team.

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Nellie JacksonPartner

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.

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Remya JayakkarSenior Associate (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.

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Myles JelfPartner

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.

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Alex KeenlysidePartner

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 defamation, privacy and data protection disputes.

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Vik KhuranaPartner

Vik is a commercial technology lawyer, advising clients in a diverse range of sectors.

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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.

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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.

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Sophie LawrancePartner

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.

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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.

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Luke MaunderSenior Associate

Luke specialises in intellectual property disputes in the technology sector, and has particular experience of patent litigation and jurisdictional disputes.

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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. Freya’s experience spans a range of sectors including IT and computing technology, financial services, retail, healthcare and education.

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Daniel OwenAssociate

Daniel is an associate in the commercial IP/IT team. He 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. He has represented clients in various sectors, including technology, life sciences, luxury goods, automotive, sports and media/entertainment.

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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.

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Richard PinckneyPartner

Richard specialises in IP disputes with a focus on patent litigation and the technology sector.

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Matthew RaynorSenior Associate

Matthew specialises in intellectual property litigation with a particular focus on patent litigation in the technology sector.

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Sara SeftonAssociate

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.

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Adrian SimPartner

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.

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Claire SmithPartner

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.

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Stephen SmithPartner

Stephen has 20 years’ experience advising across a broad range of EU and UK competition law matters.

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Pat TreacySenior Counsel

Pat has specialised in EU law and competition law since the 1980s, handling landmark cases at EU and national level and helping clients from all over the world with their competition law needs.

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Matthew WarrenPartner

Matthew is the head of Bristows’ Commercial IP group and advises on transactions involving the development, exploitation and transfer of intellectual property rights.

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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.

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