Fiona joined Bristows as a partner in 2009 and is based in London. (Bristows is a UK headquartered international law firm, which advises IP rich clients). She is an IP transactional lawyer with many years’ experience in working with a large range of clients across a number of sectors including life sciences, IT, software, engineering, consumer products and academia. In addition to advising blue chip companies and public bodies, Fiona advises growing SMEs, assisting them to enter new markets through licensing and other collaborative ventures.
Fiona is a Board Member and current President of the Licensing Executives Society International. She chairs the Law Society of Scotland’s accreditation panel for IP. Fiona is a past Chair of the IP section of Lex Mundi and past President of the Licensing Executives Society (Britain and Ireland). Fiona is a founder and honorary Vice President of St. Andrews Clinics for Children.
Fiona is included in a number of legal/IP directories including; The Best Lawyers in UK 2019 in the fields of IT Law and IP Law, Transactions (IAM Patent), IP Stars (MIP) and was recently included in the Managing Intellectual Property List of the ‘50 most influential people in IP’. She also speaks regularly at international conferences and co-edited Getting the Deal Through – Licensing in 2018/19/20.