IP Support, Paralegal


Shaila has worked in the IP Sector for over 30 years. Vastly experienced she currently handles a large patent and design portfolios for a well-known group of UK clients. Shaila is driven by client satisfaction and works hard to exceed clients' expectations, delivering consistently high levels of quality service.

Areas of Expertise

  • UK, International and European patent filings and prosecution
  • National phase patent prosecution worldwide
  • UK and EPO Grant procedures
  • Renewals processes
  • Oppositions and Appeals at the EPO
  • Preparing and processing assignment documentation worldwide
  • UK & EUIPO design filings
  • Managing large/medium patent & design portfolios, including take-ons


Shaila handles a wide range of patent and design portfolios for a number of multinational engineering companies as well as universities, overseas associates and small independent clients. She also has experience of working with large pharmaceutical companies, multinational biotech corporations and chemical companies.


Shaila has a CIPA Certificate in Patent Administration and an O.A. Diploma in Forensic Science and Profiling.

Shaila joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 1995.