Louise Golding

Head of Chemical Group


Louise joined Dehns in 1990 after graduating from the University of Oxford where she obtained an Honours Degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry). Her studies at Oxford included a year’s research in quantum physics. Louise became a Partner in 2002 and Head of the Chemical group in 2020.


Type of clients and client work

Louise handles patent work in all areas of chemistry including pharmaceuticals, medical methods and devices, nutraceuticals, oil and gas technology, and polymers. Her clients range from Universities and start-ups to multi-national corporations. She has many long term clients in Scandinavia, in particular in Norway.



Louise has considerable experience in patent drafting for a number of direct clients and routinely provides advice on IP strategy. She also has many years of experience in handling worldwide prosecution of patents in a diverse range of chemical fields, but especially in the area of pharmaceuticals. For several clients her work also involves the preparation of due diligence reports for potential investors and providing advice on freedom-to-operate issues.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023
  • Basic Litigation Skills Course, 2017
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 1995
  • European Patent Attorney, 1995
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute
  • Certificate in IP Law, Queen Mary College, University of London


Higher Education

MA, Natural Sciences (Chemistry), University of Oxford, 1990



Louise was mentioned in The Legal 500 2022 edition.

Contact details

Willow Court
West Way
United Kingdom

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