is a partner and has over 12 years' experience handling pan-EU, business-critical patent actions in the life sciences sector. She acts on ground-breaking patent litigations before the High Court and Court of Appeal and has also represented clients in the House of Lords and CJEU. Charlotte has been involved in many of the precedent-setting life sciences patent cases in the UK. Charlotte understands well the commercial aspects of clients' businesses and the advisory work she undertakes is in the context of product management and securing timely market access. Her recognition of her clients' commercial goals is reflected in her approach to litigation and associated market access/freedom to operate advice. Charlotte recognises the need to be innovative in her practice, continually to enable her clients to succeed and to achieve a commercial edge.