Close enough to London that you can be regular at CPD and industry events, but far enough way to enjoy the beautiful countryside and lower cost of living. A firm with multiple offices across the UK and Europe is growing their operation with a number of hires into their electronics and engineering teams to help manage their significant work load. They have one of the largest groups of specialists in the UK and encourage cross departmental/office working, so there will be plenty of hands on deck to help with your training. The firm believe in promoting from within and really look after their attorneys as a result.
Recent internal changes at this firm has resulted in an opening for a finalist level patent attorney with an interest in both chemical and biotechnology subject matter. The firm is very well run with a dedicated marketing/BD team, approachable HR, experienced support staff and very visible Partners, all of whom work closely with the attorneys to ensure every aspect of their role and overall career is how it should be. The office facilities and location are fantastic, and are used regularly for hosting firm specific and wider industry events.
Support and guidance are key aspects of this firm’s working ethos and it is reflected in their attorney exam pass rates and staff retention levels. There is the option to have a say in how you learn with regular one-on-one sessions with your supervisors and as much (or as little) freedom as you like in managing your own work portfolio. The firm has a strong client base in the US, in particular Silicon Valley, as well as handling more contentious work for a range of interesting names across Europe. All training costs are covered so there’s no need to worry about a claw back if you decide to make the move before you qualify.
Gain control of your own career in a firm that encourages an open dialogue between fee earners and the management team. They ensure that each individual attorney is happy with their own portfolio, the level of support and is clear on the targets they need to achieve to progress further through regular appraisals and an open-door policy of approachable Partners. The IT&E team is very communal and have regular lunches/socials to promote a collaborative working dynamic. They pay at the top end of market average and the bonus scheme is incredibly generous and wholly achievable.