Patent Attorney - qualified or part qualified

Our client is offering some fantastic opportunities for ambitious attorneys with an engineering or electronics specialism in their Bristol office. Exciting new client wins and increased work from existing clients are driving the requirement to grow the team in Bristol.  They believe that their people deserve a healthy work life balance – where realistic targets can be reached and you still have time for your family, friends, sports and hobbies, whatever they may be.

About the Client

Our client is based in Central Bristol.  Their Advanced Engineering Group serves major multinational businesses in automotive, aerospace, packaging and energy sectors with direct client relationships in the UK, Europe and overseas. Internationally, they advise for example first-tier automotive suppliers and oil and gas service companies in the US, and an industrial conglomerate in Japan. In the UK, they advise for example, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment, a global automotive engineering consultancy and one of the country’s biggest manufacturers of fresh food packaging. They also advise and act for exciting start-up companies, SMEs and a number of UK universities.

Their Electronics, Computing and Physics group is one of the largest in Europe with an exciting portfolio ranging from telecommunications network providers and medical equipment to aerospace and electronic equipment companies, as well as in academic research. They focus on understanding our clients’ needs and delivering high quality practical advice with commercial context.

They want you to succeed and will provide you with the encouragement and support to do so, whether it is internal or external training or funding for business development. They offer a progressive and open career path with defined milestones to help you progress your career.

About the Role

If you are a Part Qualified or Qualified CPA/EPA with a good degree in an Engineering discipline or study/experience in Physics, Electonics, Software, Telecoms, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Qualified Patent Attorney – Associate/Senior Associate

Our client needs someone who is ready to take on and manage a significant case load. With a portfolio of work to inherit and grow, this position is ideal for someone looking for progression and the option to build and manage a team.

Consisting predominantly of direct European client work, including patent drafting, prosecution and opposition work along with top level strategic client advice, there will be minimal agency prosecution work.

Whilst joining the team responsible for a major client working on wind turbines,  there will also be variety to keep you interested, in aerospace, automotive and medical devices, as well as registered designs for household names. Clients range from multi-national companies to start ups. Experience of aerodynamics would be great, however structural engineering, high performance/composite materials and/or control systems experience would also be really interesting.

Part-Qualified Patent Attorney – Trainee/Junior Associate

Our client has a unique opportunity for a part-qualified attorney to join our expanding team working on a full service portfolio of patent work including prosecution, drafting, filing, opposition and advisory work.

This will suit an ambitious attorney who would join at a time of significant growth. Working predominantly with two major multi-national companies across the spectrum of work, there is the possibility of an in-house secondment, as well as face to face client interaction (on a weekly basis)!


  • Excellent salary, plus a discretionary Christmas bonus

  • Flexible working patterns available, including 3-4 days, early/late start and finish, school hours and home/office split

  • 23 days holiday per year, increasing to 28 with length of service, plus 8 bank holidays

  • Holiday buy/sell scheme, with opportunity to buy an extra 5 holiday days per year

  • Pension plan with employer and employee contributions

  • Childcare voucher scheme

  • Group Life Assurance

  • Interest free season ticket loan for travel

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Give as you earn scheme

  • Healthcare cashback plan - money back towards the cost of your optical and dental treatment, therapies such as physiotherapy and chiropody as well as cover for diagnostic scans. There is also access to a 24 hour employee assistance programme for counselling, medical information and legal advice.

  • Sabbatical policy allowing a one month career break after 3 years' service, or 3 months after 5 years' service




Excellent salary and discretionary bonus
Flexible working patterns
Comprehensive benefits package