About Me

As a legal director in our Intellectual Property group in London, my practice focuses on patent litigation, assisting clients before the UK Patents Court and Court of Appeal and coordinating multi-jurisdictional patent actions as well as providing strategic advice on forward looking projects.

I also provide IP advice in commercial and corporate issues arising from clients' new or existing projects in which IP is an important theme. In addition, I have a growing interest in Life Sciences regulation.

Throughout my time at Bird & Bird I have been involved with a variety of pro bono initiatives. Most recently, as a case officer in the IPEC's IP Pro Bono scheme, I was one of four of Bird & Bird's UK IP lawyers who volunteered their services to help small businesses and individuals involved in IP disputes, providing support before the dispute became a court case.

I joined Bird & Bird in 2011 after completing my training contract with Herbert Smith LLP. Prior to that, I had a scientific education, graduating in 2005 with a Masters in Chemistry from Oxford.
  • Anan Kasei Co. Ltd & Anor v Molycorp Chemicals & Oxides (Europe) Ltd [2018] EWHC 843 (Pat)
  • Novartis AG v Focus Pharmaceuticals Ltd and others [2015]EWHC 1068 (Pat)
  • CompactGTL v Velocys [2014] EWHC 2951 (Pat)


  • University of Oxford, Master's degree in Chemistry
  • University of Oxford, PGDip in Intellectual Property Law and Practice


  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2011

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