Qualified or Part-Qualified Attorneys

With a heritage of leadership, teamwork and family values, Carpmaels & Ransford is refreshingly different to many other firms

A stimulating environment offering new opportunities for professionals

If you’ve already started your journey in intellectual property, you will have acquired some valuable knowledge and skills, and a good understanding of the IP professions. However, you may be looking for a career path which is more stimulating and more enjoyable. You may be looking for greater rewards.

If you feel this way, why not come and talk to us? With a heritage of leadership, teamwork and family values, Carpmaels & Ransford is refreshingly different to many other firms. We’re experienced but never complacent, expert but always believing there’s more to learn, trusted by our clients but also trusted to think differently. A team united in its commitment to deliver the very best.

If you choose to join us, you will work alongside some of the most respected people in intellectual property, learning from them and from the rest of the team where personal egos are secondary to the collective added value we offer our clients.

Each year we have a number of opportunities for qualified or part-qualified patent or trade mark attorneys, as well as for qualified solicitors and barristers who will have already completed their trainee contracts or pupillage. Speculative applications from high-calibre candidates will be considered throughout the year. We also have opportunities for legal executives or paralegals to join our Dispute Resolution and Transactions teams.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to view current vacancies or submit a speculative application.

If you would like to discuss your options before applying, please contact a member of our HR team on 020 7242 8692.


Current opportunities

Part-qualified or Qualified Patent Attorney


We are offering an opportunity for a part-qualified or qualified patent attorney within our Chemistry practice group. The group supports some of the world’s leading chemical and consumer companies and research institutions protecting exciting and cutting edge technologies in the fields of polymer chemistry, catalysts, batteries, metallurgy, nanotechnology, cleantech, electrochemistry, petrochemicals, surfactants and food chemistry.

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Engineering and Tech

An opportunity has arisen for a part-qualified or qualified patent attorney within our Engineering and Tech practice groups. The group represents some of the world’s leading companies in a variety of engineering and tech fields, ranging from medical devices to telecommunications, from contact lenses to semiconductor devices, from window hinges to lasers, and from aircraft wings to Fintech. Our clients include Johnson & Johnson, Mars, LG Display, Raytheon, and Micron as well as many other household names and SMEs.

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We have an opportunity for a qualified or part-qualified patent attorney to join our market leading Biotechnology practice.  With increasing demands from our major international clients including Novartis, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Regeneron, CSL, Shire/Takeda and Biogen, there is never a shortage of challenging, high-value work.  The role would suit someone who enjoys the contentious environment of oppositions, appeals and patent litigation and who has an aptitude for prosecuting European applications in a thoughtful, strategic manner.

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A unique opportunity has arisen in our Pharmaceuticals practice group.  For a qualified or part-qualified attorney who is bright, energetic and articulate, who thinks strategically and who wants to work collaboratively on important matters, this is an ideal position.  You will have the chance to work with our expanding international client base, which includes such companies as Novartis, Gilead, Vertex, Celgene, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Takeda. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about IP, and who wants to expand their abilities beyond drafting and prosecution to oppositions, SPCs and litigation.

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“Having practised as a litigator in a large, international law firm, I was attracted by the prospect of working on interesting cases alongside patent and trade mark attorney colleagues. I haven’t looked back: the work is great, and the atmosphere is supportive and collaborative.”
Sarah Johnson, Senior Associate