Isobel McLeod

Isobel McLeod

Trainee Patent Attorney

Isobel brings a strong commercial understanding combined with experience in microbiological academic research.

For her Bachelor’s degree in zoology, Isobel undertook a research project on the evolution of bacterial resistance strategies and as a result contributed as author on two papers published in Nature.

Isobel obtained an MPhil in biochemistry, specialising in medical microbiology. Her work involved investigating the physiological impacts of prophages in a mouse model bacterial pathogen.

She subsequently worked at a healthcare financial communications firm in London, supporting clients’ corporate objectives by strategically creating and sustaining value.

Isobel joined Potter Clarkson’s London office in 2022.



Life sciences, biotechnology and microbiology


Isobel obtained a first-class Bachelor’s in zoology at the University of Exeter and an MPhil in biological sciences (biochemistry) at the University of Cambridge.


BSC (Hons), MPhil


Outside of work, Isobel enjoys partaking in Les Mills BodyCombat and GRIT classes, reading and exploring new places to eat.