Gareth joined Barker Brettell as a trainee patent attorney in 2018. He has a background in chemistry and works with clients in the fields of coatings and pharmaceuticals to provide support on drafting patents, patent prosecution before the European Patent Office, and international patent prosecution.


  • Worked as a researcher in a multinational speciality chemicals company developing novel engine oil additives and in a small formulation chemistry company to solve transportation issues with cleaning products
  • Gained a PhD in low-coordinate, transition metal chemistry


“Gareth has transferred well from the world of academia to that of training to be a patent attorney, and clearly enjoys the challenge of learning new things, both technical and legal. He is thoughtful and dependable, asks sensible and insightful questions, and is very easy to work with.  Gareth has a fantastic work ethic and is a genuine asset to my team.”

Yvonne Johnson, Patent Attorney & Partner, Barker Brettell