Check out our latest opportunities

Are you interested in joining one of the UK’s largest specialist intellectual property firms? Check out our current vacancies below to see if there’s something that matches your skills and ambitions and click ‘apply’ – we’d love to hear from you.

2 open positions
  • NEW - Trainee Patent Attorney High Tech -Physics/Electronics/Software Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are currently seeking a Trainee Patent Attorney to work with our Birmingham team.

    We are looking for candidates with Physics, Electronics, Software and/or Technology, Computer Science degree to join the existing team. Candidates with a combined degree of mechanical/electronic engineering and software may also be considered.

    Graduates should have a minimum 2:1 degree and should be highly motivated with good interpersonal skills. An interest in law as well as a knowledge of French or German would be advantageous, although not essential.

    For all our trainee positions, a structured training programme is provided and each trainee will work directly with a qualified attorney as well as having exposure to other attorneys and support staff in order to gain a full experience of the profession.

    Trainees are given a training budget as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes bonus, contributory pension, life insurance, private medical insurance and permanent health insurance.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR recruitment team at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

  • Qualified/Part Qualified Patent Attorney - High Tech Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are seeking qualified/part qualified patent attorneys with high tech, physics, telecoms, electronics backgrounds to work with our Birmingham based attorney team. Mechanical engineering with software/electronics will also be considered.

    Successful candidates will work closely with the lead partner in the group and will work pro-actively to contribute towards the development of the group and of the business – an enthusiastic, dynamic and outgoing approach to work is therefore essential. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work independently and to work directly with small, medium and large industrial clients and universities in the UK and overseas, as well as universities and overseas firms of Attorneys. There is a good body of existing work and in addition to this the successful candidates will have the brief to grow their own portfolio of clients with a view to becoming independently busy over time.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including bonus, contributory pension, private medical insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, car parking and/or travel loan. Salary is dependent on experience.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR recruitment team at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

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We always aim to recruit capable, intelligent and enthusiastic team players who, by working effectively together, can provide exemplary client service – and at the same time, create a great place to grow. We recognise and reward effort and hard work because we know that retaining good people is essential to our present – and our future.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all our staff and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.