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.

3 open positions
  • NEW - Facilities and Travel Administrator Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are now seeking a full time Facilities and Travel Administrator to provide support within facilities. Daily tasks and activities will be as directed by Kevin Aldham, Head   of Office Management and Compliance.  Due to the nature of the responsibilities this role is predominantly office based.

    Responsibilities will include making travel arrangements for partners, fee earners and staff both in the UK and overseas. Undertaking varied facilities duties including liaison with management agents, contractors, suppliers, cleaners and supporting office moves. Monitor the parking arrangements and rota in line with the Car Parking Policy. Process DHL courier shipments using the online service. Undertake general administration duties   including providing support for Support Administration and Professional Services departments as required.

    A confident, friendly and can-do manner is essential for this role in addition to the ability to change priorities as the need arises and a pragmatic approach to getting things done. You  should have a methodical and organised approach to work with good attention to detail and be able to demonstrate a degree of initiative and be able to work without close supervision.

    Candidates should have prior experience of working within an office environment. A high level of IT literacy is required to include MS office, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    Knowledge of the travel booking industry and process would be advantageous as would a broad understanding of health and safety requirements within an office environment.

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

  • New opportunities for Trade Mark Attorneys – Part qualified up to 3 years PQE Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are looking for additional attorneys to join our friendly, busy and highly successful team working out of the Birmingham office.

    We have a huge breadth of experience in the team with a wide range of skills and backgrounds with the expertise to generate large amounts of new business in addition to providing a pro-active and person centered service to our existing client base

    Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

    Candidates can be newly qualified through to 3 years PQE  and ideally have experience of working within private practice. You should be enthusiastic and dynamic and prepared to get immediately involved in a very busy department, working with the whole Trade Mark team providing great service to our clients.

    Part Qualified trade Mark Attorney

    Trainee candidates will need to have a minimum 2:1 degree, preferably in Law or English and be part qualified.  Ideal candidates will have successfully completed the Queen Mary’s Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice or the Bournemouth University Post Graduate Certificate in IP law and ideally will have a couple of years relevant work experience. We would expect to see excellent organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure, a great attention to detail and very good communications skills.

    For the successful candidate, funding will be provided (subject to certain conditions) in order to undertake the Nottingham Law School full course.  Additionally a structured training programme will be provided and you will work directly with a qualified attorney as well as having exposure to other attorneys and support staff in order to gain full experience of the profession.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salary, dependent on experience, bonus, contributory pension, private medical insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance and support with travel costs if required. While positions are based from our Birmingham office , we are also supporting partial homeworking.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department 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.

A great place to work

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.