Leading IP law firm Powell Gilbert boosts team with three Associate hires

Top-ranked IP firm continues to expand with the additions of Ashley Stansfield, Jessica Rosethorn and Gabriella Simon

LONDON – Specialist IP law firm Powell Gilbert LLP today announces three new additions to its market-leading team with the hire of newly qualified associates Ashley Stansfield, Jessica Rosethorn and Gabriella Simon. The firm is continuing to recruit exceptional young IP litigators to provide clients with a first-class, and cost efficient, service as businesses recognise the opportunities provided by their IP assets in the current economic climate.

Ashley Stansfield joins the firm from Taylor Wessing where she worked with the contentious patents team, notably on pharmaceutical patent litigation and providing freedom to operate advice relating to medical devices. Ashley has a First Class Honours degree in Biological Sciences from Durham University.

Jessica Rosethorn joins Powell Gilbert from Herbert Smith Freehills, where she worked on patent litigation involving diagnostic testing technologies as part of her training in IP. Jessica has a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Bristol.

Gabriella Simon joins from Simmons & Simmons, where she worked on trade mark disputes, as well as numerous contentious IP matters including patent disputes involving semiconductors, biosimilars and medical devices. Gabriella holds a First Class Honours degree in History from Trinity College Dublin.

Dr Penny Gilbert, Partner at Powell Gilbert LLP, commented:

“In these challenging times, the demand for IP expertise has continued to increase as businesses seek to innovate their way to growth and see potential opportunities to exploit the IP assets they hold, whether to defend market share or to generate new revenue streams. We continue to expand our team of IP litigators to provide first class support for our clients’ commercial strategies. We’re very pleased to welcome Ashley, Jessica and Gabriella to the firm and look forward to them contributing their strengths and talents to the team.”