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Senior Associate


Birketts
Location: Ipswich
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
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PQE:
6 years +

Term:
Permanent

Working hours:
Full-time
(Full or Part-time Hours)

Department:

Intellectual Property & Technology

Location:
Ipswich

The firm

Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas.

With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We set out to truly understand our clients’ needs and help realise their ambitions.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

The Birketts’ Brands Group currently manages numerous trade mark portfolios ranging from the large, incorporating approximately 600 marks, to the very small, and across a wide range of sectors.

We offer the full range of portfolio services on an international scale, including assistance around the inception of brand ideas, availability searches, filing and prosecuting of applications, conducting opposition, cancellation and infringement actions, ongoing maintenance services, watch services and renewals.

Purpose of job

The role will include advising on trade marks, design rights, protection strategies and brand portfolio management.

It is an exciting role within a busy department which is looking to grow.

Accountabilities

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic market leading team dealing with high quality work. We are looking for a Senior Associate to cover a broad range of work across the team and contributing more widely to the team and its growth.

To also assist the wider IP team on a firm wide basis.

The position will require someone able to offer supervision and development to junior lawyers or attorneys.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

* Running and managing files and delegating to junior lawyers as appropriate

* Interacting directly with clients and managing their expectations

* Business Development

Data Security:

* Reviewing and managing your team/employee competencies and training needs to enable them to perform their role effectively within the information security space;

* Ensuring that your team/ employees are aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of information security objectives.

* Partner/Director/Managers have the authority to arrange training and awareness activities for the employees under their direction, within budget constraints and act to prevent an information security incident from occurring or escalating, where possible.

The candidate

* An Associate or Senior Associate of 5+ years PQE + gained within a strong regional or City firm.

* Strong academic background.

* A high attention to detail to produce work/ documentation which is consistently of a high standard.

* A flexible approach to work to ensure client deadlines are always met and clients are communicated with on a consistent and regular basis.

* Interest in and aptitude for business development.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.
PQE:
6 years +

Term:
Permanent

Working hours:
Full-time
(Full or Part-time Hours)

Department:

Intellectual Property & Technology

Location:
Ipswich

The firm

Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas.

With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We set out to truly understand our clients’ needs and help realise their ambitions.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

The Birketts’ Brands Group currently manages numerous trade mark portfolios ranging from the large, incorporating approximately 600 marks, to the very small, and across a wide range of sectors.

We offer the full range of portfolio services on an international scale, including assistance around the inception of brand ideas, availability searches, filing and prosecuting of applications, conducting opposition, cancellation and infringement actions, ongoing maintenance services, watch services and renewals.

Purpose of job

The role will include advising on trade marks, design rights, protection strategies and brand portfolio management.

It is an exciting role within a busy department which is looking to grow.

Accountabilities

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic market leading team dealing with high quality work. We are looking for a Senior Associate to cover a broad range of work across the team and contributing more widely to the team and its growth.

To also assist the wider IP team on a firm wide basis.

The position will require someone able to offer supervision and development to junior lawyers or attorneys.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

* Running and managing files and delegating to junior lawyers as appropriate

* Interacting directly with clients and managing their expectations

* Business Development

Data Security:

* Reviewing and managing your team/employee competencies and training needs to enable them to perform their role effectively within the information security space;

* Ensuring that your team/ employees are aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of information security objectives.

* Partner/Director/Managers have the authority to arrange training and awareness activities for the employees under their direction, within budget constraints and act to prevent an information security incident from occurring or escalating, where possible.

The candidate

* An Associate or Senior Associate of 5+ years PQE + gained within a strong regional or City firm.

* Strong academic background.

* A high attention to detail to produce work/ documentation which is consistently of a high standard.

* A flexible approach to work to ensure client deadlines are always met and clients are communicated with on a consistent and regular basis.

* Interest in and aptitude for business development.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.
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