3 May 2022

Exam Success

We are delighted to announce a number of recent exam successes on what has been an outstanding year of results for our trainees and associates.

UK Patent Exams

A huge well done to our associates on their latest UK patent exams results with Louis Jolliffe passing the FD1  – Advanced IP Law and Practice exam and James Plunkett, Louis Jolliffe, Nusrat Rahman, Emma Bridgland, Emma Lonnen and Robert Holbrook successfully passing, FD4  – Infringement and Validity.

Congratulations especially to Louis Jolliffe and James Plunkett who now qualify for registration as patent attorneys in the UK.


Some fantastic results across the board from our trainees with, Tasmin Bluck, Alan Brunier, Rachel Challands, Hugh Crook, William Grace, Alexandra Gregory, Carine Makendi, Mark Pearce, Sophie Newgas and Charlotte Wilding all successfully passing the EPO’s pre-EQE exam.

Queen Mary Certificate in IP Law

Finally, many congratulations to Thomas Bridgwater, Carine Makendi, Sophie Newgas, Joseph O’Leary and Alexandra Trodd who all passed the Queen Mary Certificate in IP Law with distinction.

Partner, Jonathan Hewett commented: “We are extremely proud of all those above on their recent exam passes. We understand the pressures these exams can put onto our associates with having to study alongside their day-to-day responsibilities at the firm, and this year’s outstanding results are a credit to them and their hard work – we look forward to watching their careers grow at Venner Shipley”.

Many congratulations to all those above on their results.