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Meet our team

Richard Gillard
Partner
Richard has 15 years of experience in the full range of patent services, including drafting, prosecution, opposition and opinion work.
Nick Ertl
Partner
Nick has 20 years experience in the drafting of patent applications and their prosecution around the world, especially before the EPO.
James Anderson
Partner
James has experience across all aspects of patent practice. A large proportion of his time is spent working on high value European patents.
Oliver Kingsbury
Partner
A qualified European and UK Patent Attorney since 2002, Oliver has experience in providing a broad range of IP support.
Richard Cooke
Partner
Richard joined Elkington and Fife LLP in October 2005 and qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2008 and a European Patent Attorney in 2010.
Chris McLeod
Partner
Chris McLeod is a registered trade mark attorney and an authorised representative at the EUIPO, with over 30 years' experience.
Glyn Truscott
Partner
Glyn's practice spans a wide range of biotechnology subject-matter, from combination immunotherapies to PCR-based diagnostic assays.
Daniel Portch
Partner
Daniel's specialities include computing, computer programs, communications technology and electronic engineering.
Rob O'Callaghan
Partner
Rob is an electronics engineer with an active opposition practice. He specialises in inventions related to digital signal processing.
Samantha Busher
Partner
Samantha handles a full range of patent work, ranging from prosecuting applications, handling opposition and appeal work.
Lee Mullen
Partner
Lee prosecutes patent applications for a wide range of clients before the EPO and UK Patent Office, as well as instructing attorneys globally.
Simon Greene
Consultant
Simon is a former EPO examiner with extensive experience in prosecution of difficult cases and drafting for clients both locally and abroad.
Peter Charlton
Consultant
Peter has over 30 years experience dealing with contentious Patent and Trade Mark issues.
Rob Zijlstra
Consultant
Rob has particular experience in patent drafting and prosecution covering a wide variety of technical areas.
Gordon Wright
Consultant
Gordon is a specialist in contentious patent matters, particularly relating to the pharmaceutical and life science areas.
Erik Scheuermann
Associate
Erik has been practising intellectual property since 2003. Before joining the profession he studied Chemistry in Germany, France and the UK.
Richard Maury
Associate
Richard has had experience in-house (at British Leyland and at the General Electric Company in the 1980s) as well as in private practice.
Helen Brearley
Associate
Helen has over 10 years of experience in the field of intellectual property. Helen's background is in the life sciences.
Sophy Denny
Associate
Sophy joined Elkington and Fife in April 2012 having past experience in private practice. Sophy's area of expertise covers a wide range of disciplines.
Mark Scott
Associate
Mark studied Chemistry at the University of Warwick graduating with a first class MChem (Hons) in Chemistry with Industrial Training.
Daniel Sullivan
Associate
Daniel joined Elkington and Fife in 2016 as a Registered Trade Mark Attorney dealing with all aspects of trade mark law and practice.
Henrietta Rooney
Associate
Henrietta specialises in the life sciences, with particular expertise in biotherapeutics. Henrietta joined Elkington and Fife in 2016.
Ellie Olivier
Associate
Ellie graduated from the University of Southampton in 2013 with a Master of Physics degree (1st class Hons).
Paul Brookes
Technical Assistant
Paul enjoys working on a broad range of chemical subject-matter. Specialising in synthetic chemistry and pharmaceuticals.
Alison Jones
Technical Assistant
Alison studied Chemistry at Oriel College, University of Oxford and obtained her MChem in 2011 with First Class Honours.
Zachary Jelley
Technical Assistant
Zachary received a first class honours degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton.
Neil Fenwick
Technical Assistant
Neil graduated in 2014 from the University of Bristol, obtaining a Master of Science degree in Physics and Philosophy (1st Class Hons).
Sally Bovill
Technical Assistant
Sally studied Chemistry at University College, University of Oxford and obtained her MChem in 2015 with First Class Honours.
Joshua Matley
Technical Assistant
Joshua read Chemistry at the University of Oxford and obtained his Master of Chemistry degree with First Class Honours in 2015.
Andy Nicoll
Technical Assistant
Prior to joining E+F, Andy ran a scientific programme at the MRC and he retains an Honorary Senior Lectureship at UCL.
Callum Anderson
Technical Assistant
Callum studied Physics at Imperial College London and graduated with a BSc honours degree in 2016.
Gabriel Bracken
Technical Assistant
Gabriel received a first class MEng honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 2016.
Steffi Sesuraj
Technical Assistant
Steffi completed her PhD in Electronics & Electrical Engineering (2014) and BEng (First Class Honours, 2010) at the University of Southampton.
Sally Stevenson
Technical Assistant
Sally studied Chemistry at Somerville College, University of Oxford, and obtained her MChem in 2014.
Luke Ingleton
Trainee Trade Mark Attorney
Luke graduated from University College London in 2014, obtaining a Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property Law.
Melvyn Ansell
Technical Assistant
Melvyn completed his PhD in Chemistry (2017) and MChem in Chemistry (1st Class Honors) at the University of Sussex.
Sandra Snelling
Manager
Sandra joined E+F in 2001 with an extensive financial and accounts background gained in retail banking and SME business environments.
Claire Henry
Manager
Claire joined E+F in 2016. She is responsible for Records and Systems and is supported by a highly skilled and long serving team.
Elizabeth King
HR Advisor
Liz joined E+F in 2015, becoming HR Advisor in May 2016. She is responsible for running the monthy payroll and for all aspects of HR.