Trainee IP Paralegal

Trainee IP Paralegal

Graduate training programme

Intellectual Property


Do you want to work in the legal sector, but not as a lawyer?  Instead, do you want to play a crucial role supporting our attorneys and clients in protecting cutting edge new technologies in Europe and around the world?

As a trainee IP Paralegal at Kilburn & Strode you would be doing just that, for a top-tier European intellectual property firm that helps the most creative companies protect the most innovative ideas in the most competitive markets.  

We are recruiting for four places on our IP Paralegal Academy training programme – where we will support, mentor and train you over the course of two years to become a top-performing IP Paralegal at one of the sector’s top patent and trade mark firms. You will get to work with and learn from colleagues across the entire firm throughout your training, allowing you to build up an excellent knowledge base of how things work and giving you plenty of opportunity to build relationships.
After qualifying as an IP Paralegal, you will join a team that best suits your strengths and skills, and we will ensure that we continue to help you develop and grow through the course of your career. You will take responsibility for your own case load, and work directly with attorneys and clients that have been selected specifically for you.  You’re proactive, so we will also make sure you have time in your week to work on side projects, contributing your creative ideas to other areas of the firm.
We have a culture built on diversity and are looking for people who share and demonstrate our values: Think creatively, Build relationships, Take responsibility, Respect others, and Excel.
Is this the role for you?
You have a sharp eye for the detail – in the fast-moving IP sector, where deadlines are paramount, attention to detail and accuracy are critical to our success.

You’re happiest when you’re organising things – people, events, workload, stuff – we’ll rely on you to keep not only your own work organised, but also to manage workflow for our attorneys.
You love improving things – if you can see a better way to do something, you step up and fix it. We want to continuously improve and we are looking for people who will help us do that.
You’re a team player – you help and support clients, building on team rather than individual success.
You put the client first – exceeding our clients’ expectations is at the heart of what we do, so we are constantly looking for ways to improve the way we work with them.

Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 in their degree discipline, or equivalent experience, and truly excellent use of written and spoken English.  We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds and university degrees, including  new graduates and those looking for an exciting career change.
If you're interested in this role, please apply now by sending an up-to-date copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would be suited to a career with us to
Interviews will be held in June 2022 for a September 2022 start.
Further information on the programme can also be found here.

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