Lara graduated from the University of Glasgow with a first class Master’s Degree in Chemistry in 2012. Her Master’s project involved the synthesis of novel polynuclear metallic complexes for use as single molecule magnets (SMMs).She also holds the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, from Queen Mary University of London.
Other Languages: French
Prior to joining the firm, Lara worked as a chemistry teaching assistant in southwest France for one year and undertook a 12-month research placement investigating the use of ternary nitrides in hydrogen storage as a component of her degree.
Lara joined GJE in 2013. Lara qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2017.
Lara handles a wide variety of work in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. She has drafted and prosecuted applications relating to polymer chemistry, pharmaceuticals, cleantech devices, and man-made vitreous fibres such as insulation products and industrial horticultural growth media.
Lara has experience working with large multinational companies as well as start-ups and SMEs. She ensures that her clients understand the importance of matching an IP strategy to their business plan by providing commercial advice and developing cost effective IP strategies. Lara enjoys handling contentious issues, such acting before the EPO in opposition and appeal proceedings. She seeks to provide strategic IP advice which is tailored to her clients’ commercial goals.
In her spare time, Lara enjoys travelling and learning new languages.