Careers

At Wilson Gunn, we are always on the lookout for talented people to join our team.

Whether you are a graduate looking to begin their training or a qualified patent or trade mark attorney who wants to take the next step in their career, we’d love to hear from you.

Take a look at our latest opportunities below.

Graduate Recruitment

Graduate Patent Attorney  Manchester (x2)

We are seeking two graduate or post-graduate trainees for our head office in Manchester, to work towards the qualifications of Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

Patent attorneys require a scientific/engineering background to be able to understand and protect ideas and inventions across a wide range of industries.

We are particularly interested in candidates with (or predicted to get) at least a 2:1 honours degree in Physics, Engineering (ideally Electrical Engineering) or a related discipline.

The candidate we are looking for will also:

  • Have excellent communication skills, particularly in writing
  • Be highly organised and have very good attention to detail
  • Have strong analytical skills and the confidence to defend the reasoning behind his/her opinion
  • Be motivated and ready to put in the effort required to obtain the challenging professional qualifications – which usually takes around 5 years

In return, we are offering:

  • A fascinating and rewarding career
  • A competitive salary (plus bonus and pension)
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays
  • Full training, involving day to day mentoring and structured in-house training supplemented by external courses and tutorials
  • Examination support and study leave
  • Regular social events

In addition to patents, you will also have the opportunity to become involved in other aspects of intellectual property, such as trade marks, designs and copyright.

To apply for this position, please send your CV together with a covering letter/email to graduates@wilsongunn.com or call James Robey on 0161 827 9400 to discuss this position in confidence.

Part/Qualified Recruitment

Qualified Patent Attorney – Manchester

We are looking for a qualified Patent Attorney (EPA and/or CPA) with a background in Physics, Engineering or a related discipline to join us in our head office in Manchester.

Our practice enjoys a high proportion of direct client work and you will be working with clients with a wide variety of interests and can expect exposure to a full range of IP issues.

We are happy to consider newly qualified attorneys, as well as those with more experience, for this exciting role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to handle a varied and interesting caseload and work directly with clients.

We offer our attorneys a high degree of autonomy, yet the size of the firm and the atmosphere means that there is ready access to partners and individuals have an ability to influence the business as we continue to grow.

We offer a highly competitive salary package including pension contributions and bonus scheme.

To apply for this position, please send your CV together with a covering letter/email to careers@wilsongunn.com or call James Robey on 0161 827 9400 to discuss this position in confidence.

Qualified Trade Mark Attorney  Manchester

We are looking for a qualified Trade Mark attorney to join us in our head office in Manchester.

Our trade mark practice is substantial and highly regarded, ranked in Tier 2 in the Legal 500. We have one of the largest teams of trade mark attorneys outside London. We enjoy a high proportion of direct client work, including an enviable selection of household names, across a range of sectors.

We offer our attorneys a high degree of autonomy, yet the size of the firm and the atmosphere means that there is ready access to partners and individuals have an ability to influence the business as we continue to grow.

We are happy to consider newly qualified (or shortly expected to qualify) attorneys, as well as those with more experience, for this exciting role.

We offer a highly competitive salary package including pension contributions and bonus scheme.

To apply for this position, please send your CV together with a covering letter/email to careers@wilsongunn.com or call James Robey on 0161 827 9400 to discuss this position in confidence.

Secretarial 

Patent and Trade Mark Secretary  Manchester

We are actively hiring for an experienced legal secretary, this is a full time position working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

The main duties in the role of secretary are to:

  • provide administrative support to fee earners:
  • ensure that work is processed accurately and efficiently meeting targets and deadlines;
  • Typing (copy and audio)
  • preparing invoices

Desirable experience for this role:

  • At least 1 year of previous legal secretarial experience (ideally intellectual property, although conveyancing or litigation skills transferable) 
    OR at least 3 years secretarial experience at a professional services firm (e.g. accountants, surveyors, financial advisors, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of computers and MS Office suite
  • Excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Team player
  • The ability to multi-task
  • Grade C ‘O’ level/GCSE or higher equivalent in main subjects – English and Maths

Benefits:

  • Salary competitive depending on experience
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme following 3 months’ employment
  • Christmas bonus depending on attendance, time keeping and performance – typically one week
  • Long term career with well-established professional firm
  • 25 days holiday
  • Full support and training
  • Ride2work scheme available following probationary period
  • Childcare voucher scheme available

To apply for this position, please send your CV together with a covering letter/email to support@wilsongunn.com.

Speculative Applications 

Even though we may not be advertising a particular vacancy, we are always happy to hear from qualified attorneys who are interested in joining Wilson Gunn.

Please email careers@wilsongunn.com or call James Robey on 0161 827 9400 to discuss possible opportunities in confidence.

No terminology used above is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We will gladly consider all applications.

 

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