I'm a senior associate in our Intellectual Property Group in London and have been with Bird & Bird since 2011. Today, I work on contentious and non-contentious matters concerning IP rights both in the UK and on a pan-European basis.

Whilst I have experience of matters relating to all key intellectual property rights, my work in contentious IP principally concerns patents and copyright.

I have a physical sciences background and therefore take a particular interest in technology relating to the chemical and life sciences sectors. Many of the patent cases I have recently been involved have had an international element and I have therefore gained significant experience in advising on and coordinating pan-European patent strategies both with colleagues in Bird & Bird's international offices and with other European counsel.

I also have experience of a broad range of matters concerning copyright law and in particular have worked on numerous projects concerning the application of copyright law to innovative digital products and services.

Having spent a portion of my training with our Employment practice, I also take an interest in trade secrets and confidential information. In this area I recently acted for the claimant in a high value arbitration against a Chinese state owned enterprise concerning chemical engineering technology.

Regarding non-contentious IP, I have worked on a range of transactional and advisory matters including contracts relating to software development and the ownership of rights in financial trading data.

I am a case officer in the IPEC's new IP Pro Bono scheme, working as one of four Bird & Bird IP lawyers in the UK who have volunteered their services to help individuals and SMEs involved in IP disputes.

  • Corbiere Ltd and Others vs Mean Trading Systems LLP and Others (HC11C04301) (Breach of confidence).
  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd vs Icos Corporation and Eli Lilly & Co [2016] EWHC 1476 (Pat).
  • Confidential SCC Arbitration (2016-17) - acted for co-licensors of chemical engineering technology in a trade secrets claim against a Chinese state owned enterprise in an arbitration under English law. The matter went to trial where our client was awarded injunctions and damages in the sum of US$100 million.
  • Accord Healthcare Ltd, Teva UK Ltd, and Actavis UK Ltd vs Eli Lilly & Co [2017] UKSC 48.
  • Resman AS vs Tracerco Ltd (HP-2017-000073) (Patent infringement/revocation).
Education
  • University of Oxford, Post Graduate Diploma, IP Law and Practice (Distinction)
  • Kaplan Law School, LPC (Distinction)
  • BPP Law School, GDL (Distinction)
  • University of Oxford, MChem, Chemistry (1st Class)
Admissions
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2013