Sam Haggerty


Sam joined the Chemistry team at Carpmaels & Ransford in 2024, having previously started in the profession at another IP firm in 2020.  Prior to that, Sam graduated from St Hilda’s College, Oxford with a first-class master’s degree in chemistry. He was awarded multiple prizes for outstanding academic achievement during his studies, and undertook supplementary courses in pharmaceutical synthesis, chemical crystallography and chemical pharmacology.

For his final year research project, Sam developed and completed a 12-step total synthesis of a novel taxane compound.  Such compounds are of interest as precursors to the anti-cancer drug Taxol (paclitaxel) and open synthetic routes to new analogues. To this end, Sam worked with another research group to study late-stage enzymatic oxidation of the novel taxane compound using cytochrome P450 mutants.

Outside of work, Sam is into all things food, being a keen cook himself. He enjoys seeking out London’s best restaurants and dabbles in growing his own produce at home with limited success.


  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • MChem (University of Oxford)
  • CertIP Certificate in Intellectual Property Law