Managing Partner: Liz Cohen, Marek Petecki
Numbers of partners: 40
Number of fee-earners: 174
Advertising, Marketing & Promotion: Paul Jordan
Brand & Design Protection: Simon Clark, Jeremy Blum
Charities & Not-For-Profit: Miranda Cass, Mark Hawes
Commercial Contracts: Matthew Warren
Commercial Litigation: Mark Brown, Angela Fouracre
Copyright & Digital Business: Simon Clark, Myles Jelf
Corporate: Iain Redford, Mark Hawes
Dispute Resolution: Mark Brown
Employment: Justin Costley, Lidia Poczok
EU & Competition: Sophie Lawrance, Stephen Smith, Pat Treacy
Information Technology: Mark Watts, Toby Crick
International Arbitration: Mark Brown, Jeremy Blum
IP Commercial Transactions: Laura Anderson, Matthew Warren
IP & Patent Litigation: Brian Cordery, Myles Jelf
It Disputes: Anna Cook, Angela Fouracre
Life Sciences: Laura Anderson, Liz Cohen
Outsourcing: Chris Holder
Partnership: Marek Petecki, Iain Redford
Privacy & Data Protection: Mark Watts, Robert Bond
Public Sector: Chris Holder, Adrian Sim
Publishing, Defamation & Media: Mark Brown
Real Estate: Teresa Edmund, Tim Allen
Real Estate Investment & Funds: Iain Redford
Regulatory (Life sciences and IP): Greg Bacon
Tax: Miranda Cass
Telecommunication: Toby Crick
Trade Mark Portfolio: Ian Gruselle
Venture Capital: Louise Eldridge, Iain Redford
THE FIRM Bristows is an independent full service law firm that has advised innovative clients since its inception in 1837. For over 180 years, the Bristows name has represented a rigorous intellectual approach to law, as well as a practical understanding of the ever-changing demands of business.
Today the firm brings together a diverse collection of talent to deliver high-quality advice, working with world-leading clients across its key sectors, including technology, life sciences, and consumer products. The firm offers an unusually deep knowledge of the industries it serves — a high proportion of Bristows’ lawyers have specialist technology and life sciences backgrounds: technical degrees, PhDs, and practical experience working in industries such as IT, media, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and biotech.
Bristows clients include new entrants as well as established businesses from the UK, Europe, North America and the Far East, across the full range of legal disciplines. Much of the firms’ work is cross-border, as Bristows works alongside leading US legal practices and independent firms in European jurisdictions and East Asia, to provide an integrated international service to clients as required.
The firm has an enviable reputation for collegiality and team working. It has rejected billable hour targets for its lawyers and partners to encourage teamwork and increase the focus on the quality and value of the service it provides to its clients from its offices in London and Brussels.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK With a market-leading strength in IP and technology, the firm has generated unparalleled expertise in litigation, corporate/commercial transactions and legal advisory work for businesses with significant IP and technology assets.
RECRUITMENT Bristows recruits outstanding trainee solicitors each year and boasts a 100% retention rate for 2018. The long-term prospects are excellent and many of the firm’s present partners trained with Bristows. Applicants from all academic disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply and scientific degrees are particularly relevant for certain areas. In-house training is comprehensive and many trainees and associates spend time on secondment at client companies, including Google, McDonald’s, Capgemini, AstraZeneca, Samsung, Novartis, Sony and WPP.