Mid to senior IP Lawyer


Sep 7th, 2022
£ 60,000 / Year

What is the purpose of the Role?

A unique opportunity to join Rosie Burbidge’s IP team within gunnercooke. We are looking for someone to help the team expand and grow using a variety of cutting edge legal technology and a process

What would your responsibilities be?


· Managing a wide range of complex soft IP disputes including an understanding and appreciation of the interplay between the court, registries, and related tribunals such as Company Names and Nominet

  • Cease and desist letters
  • Some support on oppositions and cancellation actions at UKIPO
  • Occasional support to other Gunnercooke teams, particularly corporate
  • Negotiating settlement and related agreements

Team management:

· Direct supervision of trainee and paralegal

· Coaching, mentoring and training as required

· Working with a fully remote support team including a dedicated legal secretary

Client development

· Helping to build and maintain client relationships

· Able to identify new opportunities to assist existing clients

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role, you’ll be at least 4 PQE, have a growth mindset, be open to new ways of working and able to embrace new technology.


· Confident managing a wide variety of soft IP matters in the UK and internationally

· Strategic thinking on a local and global scale

· Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

· Commercial awareness and negotiating skills

· Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

· Accuracy and strong attention to detail

· Strong technology skills


· Experience working in a small, dynamic team

· Strong understanding of IP rights at a contentious, non-contentious and strategic level

Personal attributes:

  • Dependable – do what you’ve promised to do in the agreed timeframe
  • Adaptable – excited by a changing and dynamic workplace
  • Resilient – bounces back from problems and learns from setbacks
  • Responsive – recognise the importance of rapid, accurate communication
  • Prioritisation – instinctive ability to recognise and triage important tasks
  • Process oriented – comfortable developing and improving processes across the practice
  • Great interpersonal skills – strong emotional intelligence and communicate with people on their terms

· Self-motivated – strong work ethic and intrinsic desire to support clients and the rest of the team

· Solution driven – quick to spot problems together with appropriate potential solutions

· Continuous learning – strong aptitude for learning and development both for self, the rest of the team and clients

· Growth mindset – identify new opportunities for improvement


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days paid annual leave
  • Pension
  • Performance related bonus

For more information about Rosie and her team visit www.rosieburbidge.com. To find out more about Gunnercooke, please visit www.gunnercooke.com

To be considered, please send a CV and covering letter.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From £60,000.00 per year


  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • London, WC2H 0AP: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Commercial Intellectual Property: 4 years (required)

Reference ID: gunnercooke/IP

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