James Tunstall

Technical Assistant


Having joined Dehns in 2020, James is currently a Technical assistant in the Engineering team.

He graduated from the University of Warwick in 2018 with a degree in Physics and stayed on to study a Master’s degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering, graduating in 2020 with a distinction.


Types of clients and client work

James works with a variety of clients, including small/medium-sized enterprises and multinational companies. James handles prosecution of patent applications in Europe, and has experience of prosecution in a number of other jurisdictions including Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, the UK and the US. James also assists with client work outside of prosecution, including patent application drafting.



Whilst James is confident working with subject-matter from a variety of technical fields across physics and engineering, particular areas of technology he works with include smartcards, medical devices, gas turbine engines, fire detection systems, HVAC, transport refrigeration systems, oil and gas, and offshore wind turbines.


Professional Qualifications and Memberships

  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London, 2021
  • Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)


Higher Education

BSc (Hons) in Physics, University of Warwick, 2018

MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering, University of Warwick, 2020

During his studies James covered a wide range of fields including thermal physics, optics, electronics, fluid dynamics, and precision engineering.  As part of his Master’s degree, James’ research project involved using computational fluid dynamics to optimise the profile of aerofoils.

Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7632 7200 +44 (0)20 7353 8895


mechanical engineering, physics