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.

Qualified Recruitment

Qualified Trade Mark Attorney  Manchester

We are looking for a qualified Trade Mark attorney to join our established trade mark team in our head office in Manchester.

Wilson Gunn has a thriving trade mark practice. Ranked in Tier 2 in The Legal 500, we enjoy a high proportion of direct client work and represent an enviable selection of household names across a range of sectors, including sports, retail, fashion and food and drink.

You will be helping to service our growing portfolio of trade mark clients, providing commercially focused advice and excellent client care. You will be expected to advise clients on a full range of trade mark issues, including clearance searching, trade mark filings, assignments, licensing, portfolio management, oppositions, infringement and other contentious matters. Although not essential, experience with design matters would be beneficial. You will also be expected to help with business development and foster the continued growth of our practice. 

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 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.

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.

Administration

Administrative Assistant  Manchester

We are actively hiring for an administrative assistant for our Manchester office. 

Main purpose of job:

Providing general administrative assistance to facilitate smooth running of the office.

Main tasks of job:

Assisting with a variety of administrative and general office assistant duties, which may include:

  • Typing, photocopying, scanning, printing, locating files, filing away, data entry, data verification, special projects.

Assisting the secretarial team with adminstration duties such as:

  • Promptly matching up incoming correspondence with files
  • Accurately entering diary entries and filing away
  • Retrieving files from diary list 
  • Maintaining complete paper and electronic files
  • Typing (copy and audio)
  • Ensuring that the contact database and our cases records are up to date
  • Liaising with records to ensure that deadlines are entered onto our system and liaising with other staff to ensure that tasks are completed
  • Archiving
  • Reception and mailroom cover as required

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitates by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation

Role development:

Prospect to advance to a legal secretarial or IP administration role with experience.

Desirable experience for this role:

  • At least 1 year of previous administration experience (preferably legal)
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of MS Office suite including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • 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
  • Long term career with well-established professional firm
  • 25 days holiday
  • Full support and training
  • Ride2work scheme available following probationary period

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

Speculative Applications 

Even though we may not be advertising a particular vacancy, we are always happy to hear from part-qualified and 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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