BCL Legal Recruitment
0845 241 0933

Intellectual Property Solicitor

Leeds and West Yorkshire
£40,000.00 - 55,000.00
Private Practice
Contract Type:
Permanent role
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Intellectual Property Solicitor / Associate Leeds

A new opportunity has arisen with one of the biggest IP teams in the North, who are looking to hire a further solicitor to join the team in Leeds.

About the firm

- A key player in the Leeds legal market
- Regiional, national and international clients
- Regularly attracts top tier lawyers looking to combine high quality work with a better work life balance
- Forward-thinking and entrepreneurial firm which has seen steady growth across all areas
- Low turnover of staff and one of the highest NQ retention rates
- Strong commitment to ongoing training & development

About the team

- One of the largest teams of specialist IP lawyers in the North
- Broad cross sector client base ranging from SMEs to multinationals
- Sector spread includes life sciences, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, engineering, digital, university and retail
- Strong specialist experience across all areas of contentious and non-contentious IP matters

Focus of the role

- A broad remit to include patents, confidential information, designs, trademarks, copyright, advertising law and defamation
- Includes litigation and dispute resolution, as well as advising on IP strategy, registered IP protection, IP agreements and exploitation
- Drafting research & development agreements, licences and assignments
- Working closely with other members of the team and the 2 partners on complex IP matters
- Handling your own caseload of PQE-appropriate matters

What's on offer?

- A strongly competitive salary & benefits package
- A great team ethos
- Ongoing investment in training and development, including the opportunity to undertake the Post Graduate Diploma in IP
- Excellent exposure to clients from day one, and strong BD exposure

Who are they looking for?

- A qualified solicitor with experience in IP matters, ideally both contentious and non-contentious
- They're quite happy to look at a wide range of PQE as it's a niche area, but ideally with at least a year's PQE, although NQs with a full seat in this area are very welcome to apply
- A solid academic record as this can be an intellectually demanding area of law
- A science degree or some scientific background would be particularly welcome but is by no means essential

If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.
If this job isn't quite right, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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