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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 with over 35 years' experience in the field of trade marks, designs and copyright.
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, 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 is an experienced and versatile attorney specialising in proceedings before the EPO and the UKIPO.
Ellie Seymour
Partner
Ellie joined E+F in 2013 and has experience in a variety of patent work including prosecution, drafting and oppositions.
Jens Grabenstein
Partner
Jens is passionate about helping biotechnology companies build strong patent portfolios.
Paul Brookes
Partner
Paul enjoys working on a broad range of chemical subject-matter. Specialising in synthetic chemistry and pharmaceuticals.
Andy Nicoll
Partner
Andy specialises in pharmaceuticals and nutrition. He has experience prosecuting patent applications in many major jurisdictions.
Zachary Jelley
Partner
Zachary's day-to-day practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of electronic and computer-implemented inventions.
Richard Scott
Partner
Richard's practice spans the full patent lifecycle, from patent drafting and prosecution to freedom-to-practice and EPO opposition work. 
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 UKIPO.
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.
Sally Kennedy
Associate
Sally specialises in the chemical field, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals.
Laura Garlick
Associate
Laura is a UK and European patent attorney in our electronics and mechanical group.
Paul Waldron
Associate
Paul is a European and UK Patent Attorney specialising in the Life Sciences.
Emma Pratt
Associate
Emma is a UK patent attorney in our electronics and mechanical group.
Ella Blanquet
Associate
Ella is a European patent attorney in our Chemistry group, with a particular focus on inorganic chemistry and material sciences.
Conor Pey
Associate
Conor is a European patent attorney in our electronics and mechanical group, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence.
Isabel Beech
Associate
Since joining Elkington and Fife in 2020, Isabel has gained experience in prosecuting patent applications.
Daniel Wright
Technical Assistant
Daniel studied Physics at King's College London and graduated with a first class MSci honours degree.
Leanne Anderson
Technical Assistant
Leanne studied Chemistry at Durham University, where she graduated with a first class honours MChem degree in 2020.
Asher Winter
Technical Assistant
Asher studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford (MChem), graduating with a 1st Class Honours Degree in 2021.
Nickeal Sidhu
Technical Assistant
Nickeal studied Natural Sciences at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, graduating with a BA honours degree in 2021.
Catherine Dabrowska
Technical Assistant
Catherine studied Human Biology at the University of Birmingham (First Class Honours MSci) before moving to the University of Cambridge for her PhD.
Henry Hinder
Technical assistant
Before joining Elkington + Fife, Henry graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc in Physics.
Lewis Smith
Technical Assistant
Lewis studied MSci Chemistry with industrial experience at the University of Bristol (first class honours, 2017).
Letitia Harris
Technical Assistant
Letitia studied Medical Sciences at the University of Leeds (BSc Honours) and Translational Cancer Medicine at King's College London.
James Easton
Technical Assistant
James studied Chemistry at the University of Southampton where he obtained his MChem degree, before continuing on to study for his PhD.
Rebecca Southwart
Technical Assistant
Rebecca studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford and graduated with an MChem in 2022.
Max Freebairn
Technical Assistant
Max studied Chemistry at the University of Durham, obtaining his BSc before continuing to pursue an MRes in Synthetic and Organic Chemistry.
William Bouette
Technical Assistant
Will studied Mechanical Engineering (Meng) at the University of Bristol, where he graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree.
Oliver Moseley
Technical Assistant
Oliver obtained a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge, following a Chemistry degree from the University of Bath.
Jessica Tedd
Technical Assistant
Jessica studied Physics at the University of Oxford and graduated with a 1st Class honours MPhys in 2023.
James Nunn
Technical Assistant
James studied Physics at the University of Warwick (MPhys 1st Class, 2019).
Zainab Rhyman-Adam
Trainee Trade Mark Attorney
Zainab read law at the University of Bristol (LLB, 2021) before qualifying as a CITMA paralegal (2022).
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.
Wayne Williams
IT Manager
Wayne joined E+F in 2022 from one of the top design and build companies in the UK.
Nikita Shetty
Finance Manager
Nikita is a Fellow at ACCA with over 10 years of financial accounting experience gained in various sectors in the UK and internationally.