Gill McGuire

Professional Support Attorney


Gill is a European patent attorney and a Chartered UK patent attorney. She joined the IP profession in 2002 after graduating from the University of Cambridge with a first-class degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Chemistry. Having spent a number of years as a partner in a different firm, Gill joined Dehns in January 2023 to take on the role of Professional Support Attorney.


Type of clients and client work

In her role as Professional Support Attorney, Gill oversees Learning & Development at Dehns, including training, CPD, knowledge management and recruitment. Her role also involves working with various teams within Dehns to support best professional practice.

As a qualified attorney, Gill is experienced in working with both large multinationals and small start-up companies in the fields of both pharmaceutical chemistry and industrial chemistry, in particular drafting, prosecuting and defending cases. In addition to advising on prosecution in Europe and the major global jurisdictions beyond Europe, including US, Japan, China and Korea, she has extensive experience in advising clients on the management of global patent portfolios, including advising on commercial products with the requisite handling of the complex interplay between patents, supplementary protection certificates and regulatory data protection. Gill also has significant experience of running oral proceedings at the EPO, in particular opposition and appeal proceedings.



Having spent several years as training partner with overall responsibility for the training of all the trainee attorneys at her previous firm, Gill has extensive experience of supporting professional staff including providing support to the trainees in the preparation for professional qualifying exams.

As a qualified attorney, Gill’s experience lies in the broad field of chemistry, with particular expertise in the diverse fields of polymer chemistry, catalysis and pharmaceutical chemistry.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2007
  • European Patent Attorney, 2006
  • Certificate in IP Law, University of London, 2003 (awarded Bill Caro prize for top overall mark)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute


Higher Education  

MSci (Natsci) MA (First Class) University of Cambridge, 2002



People are at the centre of every firm and this is particularly true of Dehns. With this in mind, Gill qualified as a certified coach in 2023.

Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7632 7200


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