Lucy is a European patent attorney, and holds a BSc (Hons) in biochemistry from The University of St Andrews, as well as an MSc in management of intellectual property law from Queen Mary University of London.

Lucy has experience in all areas of patent work including the filing and prosecution of UK, European and overseas applications across the biotechnology and chemistry-related fields; freedom-to-operate; and European opposition and appeal work.  She works with a broad range of clients across these fields and has particular strength within the cosmetics and medical sectors.


  • Gaining in-house IP experience at a leading global pharmacy, health and beauty enterprise
  • Assisting with the successful defence of a European patent under opposition and helping to coordinate subsequent litigation
  • Successfully restored lapsed patents in a number of territories including the UK, France, Germany and Spain


“Lucy advises clients across the biotech and medical sciences fields, working primarily with leading UK universities and pharma clients. Her excellent academic background has been strengthened by further IP specific qualifications and genuine commercial insight gained during a recent secondment in-house. Lucy provides clients with clear, practical, sound advice regarding their patent filing and prosecution work. She’s a real team player who always strives to exceed expectations.”

Jennifer Atkinson, Patent Attorney & Partner, Barker Brettell LLP