Panelist Profile


Emily O'Neill

Spectrics, Chief Counsel - IP & Litigation (UK)


Dr Emily O’Neill is the Chief IP & Litigation Counsel for Spectris Plc, a FTSE 250 technology company headquartered in the UK. Emily develops risk management strategies and is responsible for running global litigation for the Spectris group as well as advising Spectris’ 14 operating companies in their strategies to safeguard and exploit their intellectual property and confidential information. Emily’s previous experience includes general counsel within an international analytics business and big-ticket litigation in a leading IP law firm.

Emily sits on the In-House Division Committee of The Law Society as a representative of the corporate sector. Prior to law, Emily worked in chemistry research in the pharma and agrochemical sectors.