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Current vacancy for IP/Commercial lawyer (June 2018):

Anderson Law LLP would like to recruit another IP/commercial lawyer. Our preference is for someone in the 2-5 years PQE range, but we would consider applications from people outside this band.

Our workload has increased steadily in the 24 years since Anderson & Company (our predecessor firm, until we converted to an LLP in 2011) was formed. We now employ 10 lawyers, and we are ready to increase this to 11. Most of our work is non-contentious, including drafting and negotiating IP-related agreements. We also have some regulatory work and a small amount of litigation. Our clients are mostly a mixture of technology-based companies and universities, in the UK and overseas.

Our firm is the only small firm to be recommended in Chambers UK Directory as a national leader for life-science transactions, and as a national leader outside London for IP. We are highly recommended by IAM Patent 1000.

If you are interested in doing high-quality work in a small-firm environment, please let us know. Our headquarters are in South Oxfordshire, but we would consider someone who wants to make London their main base. Please contact, enclosing a CV and a letter indicating why you think you would be a good candidate for our firm.

Current vacancy for trainee (June 2018):

Anderson Law LLP would like to recruit another trainee to start in 2019, possibly earlier.

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We are always happy to speak to exceptional lawyers who wish to work in a small-firm environment, doing high-quality work for high-quality clients.

Our core areas of practice are technology transfer, intellectual property, commercial transactions and general business law. We expect to continue to grow our practice steadily in these areas in the coming years.

The qualities we look for (in no particular order) are:

  • Exceptional intellectual ability, with a practical focus. We don’t automatically disqualify candidates for less than perfect exam results (unlike some leading firms), but candidates must be capable of working convincingly with world-ranking scientists, business leaders and lawyers in other leading firms.
  • Good drafting and analytical skills
  • An engaging personality
  • Preferably, a scientific background. Although not an essential requirement, several of our lawyers have science degrees and (in some cases) have worked in post-graduate scientific research
  • Preferably, some commercial experience

We are also interested in hearing from experienced lawyers who have a client following and who work in our core areas or have complementary areas of practice; the latter category includes corporate finance lawyers, IP litigators and IP transactional lawyers in “soft” IP (eg entertainment).

We are flexible about terms of remuneration and would consider arrangements based on fee income generated.

But please, only apply to us if you meet the above criteria and really want to work with us. Unfortunately we see too many mediocre CVs that have been sent to us on a speculative basis using a standard template and where the candidate has no real interest in our firm.