Qualified Trade Mark Attorney or Trade Mark Solicitor
(Any level of experience. Part Time or Full Time; 3 – 5 days/week)

Bates Wells

This is a rare opportunity to be part of the development of the trade marks practice at this highly-respected city-based firm with a strong and unique ethos.

The firm

Most noted for its work in the charity and non-profit field – our clients include household name charities, international NGOs, family and corporate foundations and social enterprises – Bates Wells also has a burgeoning reputation in the field of more conventional commercial work.

As the first UK law firm to be independently certified as a B Corporation, our commitment to positive social impact lies at the very heart of our business. We are a firm for people creating positive impact and we have an agreed set of values consistent with our purpose, ensuring that we provide a uniquely friendly, supportive and flexible environment.

The role

In line with our growing client base, we are looking for a top-notch trade mark attorney or solicitor with excellent legal and analytical skills, to become an integral part of a small and closely-knit team.  We welcome applications from all levels from newly-qualified to more experienced.  The only prerequisites are enthusiasm and technical excellence.

The role will see you working as part of an in-house dedicated trade marks team, alongside three experienced attorneys, plus support staff.  You would, after an initial period of getting to know the firm and its clients, work on your own caseload with a degree of supervision commensurate with your level of experience.  You would also play a key role in the team’s business development activities.

The role is unique in that the majority of the work is for our charity and not-for-profit clients.  However there is also a growing commercial sector clientele, many of whom are within the impact economy sector.  This is a bona fide and unique opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a real difference.

We are committed to flexible working.  The role is offered on a blended working basis, with around 40% of the time spent in our riverside Central London office, and the remainder working from home.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity, or to apply for the role, please contact our Head of Trade Marks, Mathew Healey, at [email protected], or on 020 7551 7777. Applications should comprise your CV together with a covering email.

Vacancy posting date: 18 March 2022

Location: London (hybrid working arrangement)