Carpmaels & Ransford really appealed to me as a firm because of its focus on IP – the whole firm specialising in the area of law that I am passionate about, rather than IP making up just one department of many, as is the case for many IP litigation practices.

I also really liked that the firm combined a patent attorney practice and dispute resolution practice, an approach that made perfect sense to me. I had heard about Carpmaels & Ransford’s strong reputation in the market and had also worked with some of their partners and associates while working at another firm.

I am a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution department, specialising in patent litigation.

My practice focuses principally on a mixture of patent litigation before the UK Courts as well as overseeing pan-EU patent litigation and advising clients on the validity and infringement of patents. Sitting in a Dispute Resolution team within an IP specialist firm means I get to immerse myself in both science and IP within a firm that is full of like-minded people. The Dispute Resolution team is a closely knit and welcoming team and we all get on well together – the collegiate atmosphere in the office is certainly one of the best things about working at Carpmaels.

My role at Carpmaels & Ransford is interesting and varied. I work closely with my patent attorney colleagues and this has given me a much better insight into the work they do as well as developing my understanding of the similarities and differences between how the EPO and national courts address aspects of patent law. By working in teams comprising solicitors, barristers and patent attorneys we are able to bring multiple skill sets to bear on a problem, this is very effective and it’s also more fun working in mixed teams when you are all part of the same firm!