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 is head of Bristows’ real estate practice and 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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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 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.

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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 BorrásPartner

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.

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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 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”.

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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.

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Mark BrownPartner

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.

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Robert BurrowsPartner

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

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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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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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Jamie CoxAssociate

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.

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Toby CrickPartner

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.

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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 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.

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Matt DennisPartner

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.

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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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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.

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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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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 with particular focus on patent litigation.

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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.

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Will HewittAssociate

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.

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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.

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Matthew HuntSenior Associate

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 within, and co-head of, 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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Myles JelfPartner

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.

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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 tech 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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Ellen LambrixPartner

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.

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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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Elisa LindemannAssociate

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.

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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.

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Erik MüürseppAssociate

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Helen RoseProfessional Support Lawyer

Helen is a professional support lawyer in the commercial IP/IT team. She 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.

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Adrian SimPartner

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.

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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 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.

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Gareth WadleyPartner

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.

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Matthew WarrenPartner

Matthew 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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Sara WittonAssociate

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.

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