85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE
United Kingdom


Patent star 2023

Top 250 Women in IP 2023


United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Life sciences

Partner specialising in advising on IP rights including patent litigation, licence disputes and freedom-to-operate issues particularly in life sciences. Particularly experienced in advising on, and supporting, multi-jurisdictional patent litigation strategy. Has represented clients before UK High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, European Patent Office, UK Intellectual Property Office and on references to the CJEU and EFTA court. Solicitor advocate and qualified mediator.

Year Joined Firm2007


  • Colfox School, Bridport; Brasenose College, Oxford (MA Biochemistry DPhil Molecular Biology)
  • College of Law, London (CPE; LSF)
  • Bristol University (Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice).
  • MRC research student 1982-85
  • Departmental demonstrator, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University 1985-86
  • Technical assistant Bristows 1986-87
  • Trained Bristows 1989-91; qualified 1991
  • Partner Bristows 1998 - 2007
  • Founding partner Powell Gilbert LLP 2007.

Network MembershipsPast president and present advisory board member of European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), AIPPI, LSLA, IPLA, LES, Editorial boards: Bio-Science Law Review, LSIPR and Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice.