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HGF Limited is one of Europe’s largest intellectual property specialist firms and one of only a few to offer a fully integrated IP solution, bringing over 200 patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors together to provide a full-service IP solution. The firm has 21 offices across the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Technical expertise

HGF has a strong group of strategic business units with experience and expertise covering chemistry, engineering, electronics, life sciences, nano-technology, trade marks and IP law.

Professional development

The training process is a challenge (one we hope you’ll relish). We offer exceptional support in helping you get there, from your own personal training budget to internal and external development courses. Mentorship is provided by experienced partners and senior attorneys, to support the journey to full Chartered UK and European qualification.

Current success

HGF is ranked by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property and World Trade Mark Review. In addition, 13 HGF attorneys are listed as MIP stars, and 13 listed on the IAM Patent 1000 ‘World’s leading patent professionals’. We regularly receive other awards including: Business Leaders Awards (Director of the Year), Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards (Golden Advisor, IP law firm of the Year) and many more.

What HGF can offer

HGF recruit graduates for traineeships throughout the year; each recruit is selected specifically for the technical team and office location.

A minimum of a 2:1 degree in a relevant STEM discipline is required. We seek to ensure that candidates’ potential is unlocked by providing high quality training, and opportunities to attend events and seminars. HGF is a friendly, sociable and lively firm, with a professional but relaxed working environment. We believe in progressing people based on merit and will strive to work with you to achieve your career ambitions.

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  • Number of Employees: 383
  • Number of Partners: 57
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 89 (total qualified fee earners)
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 54 (total trainees)
  • Career Sectors: Patents, Trade Marks
  • No. of Graduate Jobs: 15-20 p.a.
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Electronics, engineering, physics, chemistry, life sciences and law
  • No. of Days Holiday: 25
  • Benefits: Healthcare, Performance Bonus, Season Ticket Loan
  • Other Benefits: Holiday purchase scheme
  • UK Office Locations: Nationwide and Europe
  • How to Apply: By Email
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