Appleyard Lees is a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys with offices in Halifax, Leeds, Manchester and Cambridge with 19 partners and 120+ staff.
We provide a full range of intellectual property (IP) services covering patents, trade marks, designs and copyright in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We use our technical and legal skills, and many years of experience, to identify and protect IP assets and to uncover and eliminate the risks posed by other people’s IP rights.
Our specialist patent attorneys in electrical technology, electronics and computing have deep technical knowledge, and sound commercial understanding of our clients’ business operations and objectives. Both characteristics are needed to do the best work.
Our clients include multinational corporations and universities, as well as SMEs. We have a well-earned reputation for handling complex technical subject matter and for giving exceptionally clear advice. We ensure that we understand our clients’ business objectives.
Our clients choose us because we offer the combination of technical knowledge, clarity and commerciality whilst taking the time to get to know them.
We are looking to recruit new graduates or recent entrants to the profession with a background in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering and Software. Telecommunications experience would be advantageous.
Candidates will need to have an excellent academic record including a high-class degree in Computer Science, Electronics or Electrical Engineering and should also have excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and an eye for detail and precision.
We value all our employees and reward with an environment that is:
We are flexible on location across our offices in Manchester, Leeds, Cambridge and Halifax.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) has always been part of the core values of Appleyard Lees. This isn’t just about the partners, or how we do things at Appleyard Lees, this is about everyone. Appleyard Lees offers a career path within a structure that encourages development for everyone.
We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.