About J A Kemp

J A Kemp is a leading European IP firm, with approximately 240 people based in our offices in London, Oxford, Cambridge and Paris.

We have a highly respected Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals team, operating at the cutting edge of technologies ranging from pharmaceuticals, to battery technology and from green construction materials to cosmetics.  We act for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical businesses and also for a variety of other companies, small and large, as well as university clients.  We have an active opposition practice and are also involved in obtaining Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) for pharmaceutical products. Each of our attorneys works with a variety of technologies and clients, so each day brings new challenges and fresh ideas.

Whilst many of J A Kemp’s patent attorneys joined the firm as graduate trainees, our home-grown talent is complemented by a good number of attorneys who have come to us with experience gained in other patent attorney firms, legal practices or industry. We welcome their different perspectives on our business.

Skills and Qualities

We are looking for a newly qualified patent attorney to join our Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals team in London, Oxford or Cambridge.  You must be able to produce high quality work, have good written and oral communication skills, enjoy working collaboratively in a team, and be able to organise your workload.

What We Offer

  • The advantages of working in a firm that is a market leader in the IP profession: the firm has an excellent client base, technical expertise, training/CPD programme, and knowledge of IP law and practice.
  • The benefits of a caring and responsible employer: a good work-life balance and mentoring, flexible hours, remote working for up to 40% of your time, excellent remuneration and benefits, regular social events, and strong commitments to diversity and the environment.
  • A supportive, open and friendly partnership culture.


  • 20 to 25 days annual holiday depending on level of experience
  • Flex scheme allowing for an additional 8 days’ leave per year (1 day per month).
  • Flexible working around core hours including up to 40% remote working
  • Group Income Protection (after three months’ probation)
  • Life assurance scheme (4 x annual salary)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension scheme (with contributions up to 5% of salary matched by the firm)
  • Travel and personal accident insurance for business and pleasure
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Staff Introduction Bonus
  • Long Term Service Award Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual season ticket loan (after three months)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity package (after 1 year)
  • Annual social events including Christmas party, summer party and quiz night
  • Employee Assistance Programme covering wellbeing benefits

J A Kemp LLP is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter/email by clicking the link below.

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  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Chemistry
  • Experience Level: Associate, Newly Qualified
  • Location: London, Oxford or Cambridge
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Date Posted: 09 Jul 2024
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