Trainee Solicitor - March 2020, EIP Legal, London
Training Contract available with EIP Legal.
EIP Legal is a division of EIP Europe LLP, a dynamic, forward-thinking firm and one of the fastest growing IP practices in the UK. The firm has expanded internationally via the opening of two international offices in Denver, USA and Dusseldorf in Germany. It enjoys an excellent reputation for providing IP services primarily in niche specialisms. EIP Legal was awarded the Managing IP “UK Patent Contentious Firm of the Year” for 2018 and 2019.
Formed in November 2011, EIP Legal has quickly established itself as a major player in IP litigation, particularly in the area of patents. The combined EIP Legal offering in London and Dusseldorf, the two major patent litigation centres in Europe, makes the firm particularly attractive to major entities looking to enforce or defend their patents on a pan-European basis. The firm takes continuing education very seriously and has regular training sessions.
The firm has a friendly, progressive and mutually supportive working environment along with a smart casual dress policy and distinctive modern offices.
The Trainee Solicitor will undergo a 2 year, SRA approved, training contract to become a fully qualified solicitor.
EIP’s expert team of solicitors, patent & trade mark attorneys provides a ‘cradle to grave’ Intellectual Property service for our clients, advising them on the management and exploitation of their own, and third parties’ IP, helping them obtain registered rights, and pursuing those who infringe upon those rights. The EIP Legal group provides IP litigation services on behalf of our clients as well as commercial advice on licensing and exploitation. The team is led by an industry leading IP litigation partner and is based in London and Dusseldorf.
The Trainee Solicitor will support and assist qualified solicitors in all aspects of their work covering both contentious and non-contentious matters. Specifically, you will cover legal areas including:
• Interviewing & advising
• Legal research
• Negotiation; and
• Dispute resolution
Additionally, the Trainee Solicitor will develop their skills in other areas, to include:
• Client care
• Practice support
• Case management
• Advocacy & oral presentation
• Communication skills
• Business development
During the second year of the training contract, the Trainee Solicitor will undertake a secondment to one of our clients.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:
• An undergraduate degree in a scientific subject.
• GDL / LPC passed
• A desire to build a long-term career in patent litigation.
• Strong IT skills as we are a paperless office.
• A flexible, “can do” approach is essential; the candidate will at times be expected to work outside of normal office hours.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• A confident decision maker
• Strong organizational skills including planning, prioritising, timekeeping and meeting deadlines
Candidates may have but are not required to have:
• An MSc or PhD qualification in a scientific subject