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Paralegal – IP/Trademark

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Bristol or Exeter

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We have an exciting opportunity right now for a Paralegal to join us in our highly rated Intellectual Property in Bristol, or Exeter. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career further whilst building strong relationships with our international client base. 

You’ll ideally have some experience working as a Paralegal in Intellectual Property/Trade Mark, but as important will be your drive to continue developing your IP passion/experience in a collaborative, fast paced team. If you’re a highly motivated individual who is keen to learn, develop, and support our IP team through an incredible period of growth, we’re keen to hear from you.

At Foot Anstey, our people, like our values, are at the very heart of our business. You will be working in an agile and non-hierarchical environment, being a central and highly valued member of the team delivering solutions focused work for our clients.

What you’ll do with our support:

  • Assist in the administration of our Trade Mark database
  • Assist with due diligence reports and Trade Mark clearance searches
  • Support fee earners on litigation matters
  • Assist in managing anti-counterfeiting cases for major brands
  • Offer further support to our fee earners and team on other complex matters

What we need:

  • Some paralegal experience along with the experience or specific desire to work in an IP/Trade Mark team
  • Ambition and drive, with a proactive, problem solving attitude
  • Excellent clear, concise, and effective written communication skills together with great attention to detail 
  • The ability to develop and demonstrate commercial awareness and business aptitude in making decisions on a day to day basis
  • A commercial, client focused approach, with confident, professional internal and external client facing skills
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Well organised with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • The desire to work effectively with a friendly, collaborative team in a multi-site business

Successful applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a financial integrity check and a DBS check. If you wish to discuss any issues or questions in connection with this, please do speak in confidence with a member of the Talent Acquisition Team. Contact us at [email protected] and we will come back to you as soon as we can.

Our offer to you

In return for your efforts, you can expect considerable scope for personal, as well as professional, development. We encourage people to engage with our popular and well supported coaching and mentoring programmes, which connect you to people right across the firm and at every level. We create space for mental and physical wellbeing with our weekly Lifestyle Hour, along with 28 days’ annual leave (plus a day in your birthday month), private medical insurance (eligibility applies) and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. You can also buy holiday, managing your benefits flexibly using our sophisticated portal to configure your total reward offer according to what you value most. As part of this, you can make ongoing or one-off donations to our charitable foundation and access our CSR programme where you can engage with community-based initiatives (as a team, or individually) twice a year, to give something back where you feel it matters.

For further details of our benefits packages, please visit the link attached – Our benefits | Foot Anstey

Successful applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a financial integrity check and a DBS check. If you wish to discuss any issues or questions in connection with this, or anything else, please do speak in confidence with a member of the Talent Acquisition Team: [email protected]

Why Foot Anstey?

As one of the UK’s fastest growing law firms, Foot Anstey believes in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients’ goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions.  By becoming our clients’ most trusted advisor, we are enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values define the way we act with our clients and one another every day, and because of this we think our culture and environment sets us apart.

Over our history we’ve grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across seven key sectors: Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Developers, Private Wealth and Charities. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients’ needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from nine locations: Bristol, Southampton, Exeter, Plymouth, Truro, Taunton and London, as well as a ‘hub’ bases in Manchester, Guildford and Oxford.

Our people are central to our success, in every part of the business. We actively support our employees to achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy and believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. Being forward-thinking, we are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies, with over 40% of our existing employees having a permanent flexible working pattern. In addition, our impressive suite of flexible benefits will enable you to prioritise what matters most to you.

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is integral to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard for a second time. We consider this to be right at the heart of our priorities and goes way beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership. We aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us. As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role, you may be encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions, so please be reassured that any answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

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