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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 22 offices across the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria. HGF’s Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys provide specialist technical and legal advice to blue chip organisations and small to medium businesses across the world. Many of our clients are household names and the work HGF does allows them to protect and exploit their inventions, new products and branding.

Professional development

The training process is a challenge (one we hope you’ll relish). We offer exceptional support in helping you get there, for example, through our dedicated learning and development platform which gives you control over your learning and our exam tutorial support network.

Current success

HGF is ranked in The Financial Times special report ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2021’. The firm is also ranked by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property and World Trade Mark Review. In addition, 14 HGF attorneys are listed as MIP stars, and 14 listed on the IAM Patent 1000 ‘World’s leading patent professionals’.

Commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion

At the heart of our values is our dynamic, diverse team – not only do our people enrich our business but they make it stronger.

Through our ongoing people strategy and EDI plan, our leadership and management teams are committed to supporting our people, helping them flourish and reach their full potential. We do this by challenging the status quo to ensure HGF is a place where everyone can be their true self. The EDI strategy comprises continual, objective assessment of where improvements are required, the setting of targets, partnerships with external expert networks and internal education and development programmes.

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  • Number of Employees: 354
  • Number of Partners: 57
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 66 excl. Partners
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 38
  • Number Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 19 excl. Partners
  • Number Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 5
  • Opportunities Offered: Graduate Jobs, Experienced
  • Career Sectors: Patents, Trade Marks
  • No. of Graduate Jobs: 10-15 p.a.
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Electronics, engineering, physics, chemistry, life sciences and law
  • No. of Days Holiday: 27
  • Benefits: Healthcare, Performance Bonus, Season Ticket Loan
  • Other Benefits: Holiday purchase scheme
  • UK Office Locations: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield and York
  • International Office Locations: Amsterdam, Basel, Bern, Dublin, Heidelberg, Munich, Rennes, Salzburg, The Hague and Westport
  • How to Apply: By Email
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