85 Fleet Street

EC4Y 1AE, United Kingdom


Patent star 2022


United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Technology hardware

Specialises in contentious intellectual property matters; practice covers full range of IP rights, acting for clients across a broad range of technical areas and industry sectors, from IT/electronics to biotech/ pharma. Particularly known for her expertise in advising clients in complex patent disputes, with experience before UK High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, European Patent Office, UK Intellectual Property Office; and extensive experience of co-ordinating parallel litigation in a number of jurisdictions. Also advises on related issues arising from international technology standards, such as patent pools, licensing and FRAND, and counsels on patent litigation strategy, including pharmaceutical lifecycle management, with a wealth of experience in providing freedom to operate and due diligence advice. Teaches on the Oxford University Diploma in IP law and is a contributor to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Act.


Year Joined Firm: 2007


  • Westcliff High School for Girls; Newnham College, Cambridge (MA Cantab Natural Sciences and Law)
  • College of Law (prize for LPC result, awarded by the Law Society)
  • Bristol University, Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice (top mark in year).
  • Trained Freshfields; qualified 1996
  • Joined Bristows 1996
  • Six-month secondment to De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, The Netherlands, 2003
  • Partner Bristows 2004
  • One of the founding partners of Powell Gilbert LLP 2007

Network Memberships:

  • IPLA
  • ChIPs


Last updated 12th February 2021