Helen Lapington

Technical Assistant


Helen joined Dehns in 2019 after completing a DPhil at the University of Oxford, in the Department of Materials specialising in the Science and Engineering of Fusion Energy. During this time, Helen used micromechanical techniques to study the effects of radiation damage in Silicon Carbide. As part of this, she also spent some time working in the US on fabrication of Silicon Carbide Composites. Helen previously graduated from Imperial College in 2013 with an MSc in Shock Physics, where she also completed her BSc in Physics.


Types of clients and client work

Helen has experience with a range of clients, from large multinationals to small companies, handling patent applications both in the UK and Europe, as well as a variety of other territories around the world. She works with several partners and associates, providing support for all aspects of patent drafting and prosecution.



Helen works on cases covering a wide variety of subject matter within physical sciences and engineering, including mechanical systems, aerospace, medical devices and electronics.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • PGCert (Intellectual Property Law), Queen Mary University of London, 2020
  • Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


Higher Education

DPhil, Material Science, University of Oxford, 2019

MSc, Shock Physics, Imperial College London, 2013

BSc, Physics, Imperial College London, 2012

Contact details

Willow Court
West Way
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1865 305 100 +44 (0)20 7353 8895


mechanical engineering, software, electronics