Closing date 7 August 2018, by 5pm
Anderson Law LLP, a niche intellectual property and commercial law practice, is offering a training contract to start in 2019, possibly earlier.
The person we are looking for will have a good academic record, probably have a science background, and preferably (but not essential) have had some experience in industry/business. They will also have completed, or be close to completing, the LPC.
The position will be based at our offices in Oxfordshire, but it may be possible to split time between Oxfordshire and London. A certain amount of travel will be involved, mainly to our clients’ offices in London and the South East. Own transport desirable.
The salary will be greater than the Law Society’s recommendations for trainees.
The closing date for applications is 7 August 2018, by 5pm.
About the firm
Anderson Law’s clients are made up primarily of high-tech companies (including bio-technology, medical research and computer companies) and universities (including their technology transfer units).
We also write practitioner-based books and materials, for Oxford University Press, LexisNexis, Bloomsbury Professional Publishing and the Law Society. The topics covered have included intellectual property, technology law, transactions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, contract drafting and commercial law.
The firm, and several of our solicitors, are recommended in legal directories such as Chambers & Partners for our IP and life sciences work.
How to apply
To apply please send us:
How to submit your application
You can submit your application by:
Please do not send your application by facsimile. Applications made by facsimile will not be accepted or acknowledged.
Our preference is that applications are made by email with attachments. If you cannot make your application in one of the ways described above, please contact Mark Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the closing date.
How we will be dealing with applications
We expect to invite short-listed candidates for first round interviews in the week commencing 8 October 2018. Second round interviews are likely to take place in the week commencing 22 October 2018.
Required information to include on your CV
Your CV must include the following information:
Rather than requiring applicants to answer questions like:
we prefer that you provide answers to two practical questions. We believe this method of application will test your abilities better than answering these generic questions (although, we may want to ask you them at an interview!).
The questions may be the type of questions which a client asks or which arise from material we are preparing for a forthcoming publication. The questions exercise is typical of the type of note or verbal advice that you might be expected to produce.
The research exercise questions are on this page of the website.
Aim of the questions
The aim of the questions is to demonstrate your ability:
You should expect to spend no longer than 3 to 5 hours in conducting your research and preparing your answer to each question. If you find you are spending much longer than this, you will probably be going into too much detail.
How to answer the questions (general points)
Please pay attention to the requirements stated with each question and the requirements stated below. If you do not substantially comply with these requirements then we may decide that you have not provided a completed application.
Please do not quote from sources expect where absolutely necessary.
You should aim to spend more time on question 1 than question 2.
Answers to questions
We intend to post answers to the two questions on this web-page at the end of October 2018.