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.

I also provide IP advice in commercial and corporate issues, with experience of trade mark, passing off and copyright matters for clients in pharma, agriculture, aviation and chemicals.

As a case officer in the IPEC's IP Pro Bono scheme, I am one of four of Bird & Bird's UK IP lawyers who volunteer their services to help small businesses and individuals involved in IP disputes, providing support before the dispute becomes 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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Year in Review: notable 2020 patent cases in the UK

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Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA February 2020

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