Practice Areas

On joining the firm, you will work within one of three practice areas: Software and Electronics, Chemistry and Life Sciences, or Engineering and Physics. Depending on your academic background, you may have the opportunity work across more than one area.

Whichever field you work in, you will make a real contribution to interesting, often challenging, and rewarding work.

Software and Electronics

M&C has one of the largest software and electronics teams in Europe and we are the leading firm in Europe for artificial intelligence. Our expertise enables us to work with world-class clients across a range of digital technologies, including hardware and software, and non-digital technologies such as quantum computing.

Our team includes academic backgrounds in neural networks and automated reasoning, bioelectronics and organic electronics, semiconductors and many more. This enables you to learn from experts and work on ground breaking technology.


Chemistry and Life Sciences

The chemistry and life science team at M&C is one of the largest in the UK and prides itself on its team work and collegiality. The team works across all areas of chemistry and life sciences including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, agritech, polymers, food and drink, paint, nanomaterials, fuel cells, and oil and gas. Our clients include a significant number of well- known corporates, as well as medium sized companies and universities.

Our team usually work directly with our clients’ in-house IP team and/ or research team, and regularly work alongside our solicitor colleagues.


Engineering and Physics

The engineering and physics team encompasses a wide range of technologies, from simple mechanics to relativistic physics. The team is integrated across our UK offices, giving us flexibility to match attorneys to clients based upon interests and technological expertise. Our clients operate in technology sectors such as oil and gas discovery and extraction, brewing and bottling, optical sensing systems for mobile phone sensors, internal combustion engines, industrial assembly, and lithographic systems.

Our team has leading expertise in the protection of inventions relating to additive manufacturing (3D printing), and is at the forefront of the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

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