We care about our colleagues – bring your talents to our team.
Qualified or near qualified attorney job. Opportunities in London, Bath and Cardiff for patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys.
Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience
We recognise the benefit of diversity of thought that comes from welcoming talented people from backgrounds and training regimes different from ours.
We have enjoyed steady growth over recent years helped by a culture that promotes a first-rate work-life balance for our people while showing our clients that we truly care about their intellectual assets. Doing great work for our clients requires great people and we are always on the look-out for new people to join our team. We’d love to hear from you.
Whether you’re qualified or nearly qualified, it’s an opportunity to work with an inspiring range of clients in innovative sectors. We are happy to consider applications from those looking for part-time or full-time working.
While you’ll be a new recruit to the business, you’ll also quickly become involved in building our firm’s future – helping to shape our client portfolio and seek out new business opportunities.
What you’ll be doing
Although there’s no such thing as a ‘typical day’ as an Abel + Imray attorney, your position will involve:
- Dealing directly with clients, daily, whether it’s in-house counsel for a global brand or the entrepreneur behind a high-growth start-up. That means you’ll swiftly get to grips with a variety of different businesses, technologies and/or brands. You’ll speak your clients’ language – no matter how technical. And you’ll build enduring partnerships along the way.
- Drafting and prosecuting successful applications will make up a large part of your role, drawing on both your legal expertise and technical knowledge. There will be opportunities to get involved in more adversarial proceedings too. You’ll join us in finding a way to succeed, despite legal or technical challenges presented by the facts of a case – and working with your clients to find solutions and commercially sound results, shielding them from the detail that may need to be dealt with on their behalf.
- Working closely with a number of partners and working across our offices. We’re truly collaborative here at Abel + Imray and teamwork involves everyone from new starters to long-established partners.
Put simply, a diverse workload and a mandate to protect some of the world’s most pioneering ideas and brands will keep you on your toes. Plus, we’ll put plenty of opportunities to help direct the future of our firm your way.
Where you’ll work – and what we offer
We’ll expect a lot from you, and will offer a lot in return. As well as day-to-day support, we’ll make sure your working environment is dynamic and inclusive – one where your career can really blossom and flourish.
In fact, you’ll be joining our steadily growing firm at an exciting time. Whichever office you are based in, you’ll also get to know the people in our bases in London, Bath, Cardiff, and Delft as our team works collaboratively across all offices.
Alongside a competitive salary, you’ll have a generous holiday entitlement to play with. And you can also choose from a host of other lifestyle benefits, including private healthcare, a pension and season ticket loans.
Home-working and flexible-working are part and parcel of normal working life for many and our firm recognises the possibilities that modern-day technology and remote working has to offer. This, balanced with plenty of face-to-face time in the office makes for a collegiate, inclusive and collaborative atmosphere. We want you to be part of our team and for a lively office to be part of your regular working routine.
More about us
From the ideas we protect, to the way we run our business, everything we do is about looking to the future. Right now, we’re proud to partner with many of the world’s ground-breakers and future world-beaters. At the same time, you’ll be joining a firm with a prestigious history and reputation.
We are committed to continuing to be a leading training firm of IP professionals, whether attorneys or paralegals. Training, coaching and mentoring are available for all. No matter what stage you are at in your career, there are still opportunities to grow, learn and improve.
We’re also proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer and members of IP Inclusive. That means treating everyone at Abel + Imray fairly, as well as respecting each employee’s personal goals and ambitions. However yours line up, we’ll champion them.
How to apply
If the above sounds like you – and you like the sound of us – please get in touch.
To share your speculative CV click on ‘Apply Now’ button.
We very much welcome direct applicants for roles with our firm and may be able to offer a joining bonus if you approach us directly, rather than via an agency.
If you have any questions about opportunities for joining us, please feel free to contact our senior partner, Jim Pearson, for a confidential chat if you would prefer that as a first step.
Note for recruitment agents: While we love to hear from you and indeed regularly use your services when we need them, this particular recruitment drive is one for which we do not currently require your assistance. Those agencies who respect this will be the ones we favour in future when we again need your help!