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Meet our team

Richard Gillard
Partner
Richard has 20 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 E + F 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 Chartered 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
Recommended in the Legal 500 (2018 and 2019 editions), Rob is known for his "wonderful advice and understanding".
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, handling a diverse range of subject-matter.
Erik Scheuermann
Partner
Erik has been practising intellectual property since 2003. Before joining the profession he studied Chemistry in Germany, France and the UK.
Mark Scott
Partner
Mark has experience across a broad range of patent matters, with particular expertise in prosecuting applications before the EPO.
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.
Rob Zijlstra
Consultant
Rob has particular experience in patent drafting and prosecution covering a wide variety of technical areas.
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 15 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.
Henrietta Rooney
Associate
Henrietta specialises in the life sciences, with particular expertise in biotherapeutics. Henrietta joined Elkington and Fife in 2016.
Allister McManus
Associate
Allister is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and an authorised representative at the EUIPO.
Ellie Seymour
Associate
Ellie joined E+F in 2013 and has experience in a variety of patent work including prosecution, drafting and oppositions.
Neil Fenwick
Associate
Neil spends the majority of his time drafting and prosecuting new patent applications.
Alison Daniels
Associate
Alison's work relates to a wide range of chemistry inventions including inks, medical devices and materials.
Zachary Jelley
Associate
Zachary's day-to-day practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of electronic and computer-implemented inventions.
Paul Brookes
Associate
Paul enjoys working on a broad range of chemical subject-matter. Specialising in synthetic chemistry and pharmaceuticals.
Sally Bovill
Associate
Sally enjoys working on a broad range of chemical subject-matter, including pharmaceuticals, inks and materials.
Joshua Matley
Associate
Joshua read Chemistry at the University of Oxford and obtained his Master of Chemistry degree with First Class Honours in 2015.
Richard Scott
Associate
Richard obtained a first class MChem degree form the University of Oxford in 2009, completing a DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry in 2013.
Andy Nicoll
Associate
Andy specialises in pharmaceuticals and nutrition. He has experience prosecuting patent applications in many major jurisdictions.
Callum Anderson
Technical Assistant
Callum studied Physics at Imperial College London and graduated with a BSc honours degree in 2016.
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.
Samantha Southern
Technical Assistant
Samantha received a first class MEng honours degree in Materials Science from the University of Oxford in 2018.
Michael Reda
Technical Assistant
Michael studied General Engineering Specialising in Mechanics at Durham University, and graduated with an MEng honours degree in 2016.
Dominic Pye
Technical Assistant
Dominic studied chemistry at the Universities of Manchester (MChem) and Bristol (PhD).
Nick Breakspear
Practice Manager
Nick joined E+F in 2019 with an extensive financial background gained in education, insurance and financial services.
Matthew Hendey
Records Manager
Matthew has spent over a decade working in top-tier IP law firms and joined E+F as Records Manager in 2019.
Elizabeth King
HR Manager
Liz joined E+F in 2015, becoming HR Manager in 2018. She is responsible for all aspects of HR and running the monthy payroll.