Mairi joined the patent profession after working in the fields of synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. After obtaining an MChem in Chemistry with Industrial Experience from the University of Edinburgh, Mairi remained with the same university to graduate with a PhD in the field of transition metal-catalysed organic reactions.
In her day-to-day work, Mairi assists a wide range of clients, including large multinational companies and local universities. She advises on various patent matters, including prosecution strategy, infringement and validity and has assisted in Appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office. Mairi handles a diverse range of subject matter, but specialises in the area of medicinal chemistry, medical devices and the use of chemicals in the oil and gas sector.