Womble Bond Dickson-Lawyers

Back to Jobs

Womble Bond Dickson-Lawyers

Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (0488)

We are seeking Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys with 3+ years post qualified experience to join our expanding intellectual property team which is headed up by James Love.  James has a successful career spanning more than 30 years, with wide-ranging international experience, He is a regular speaker at international conferences and his committee roles include 10 years sitting on the prestigious Law Society Intellectual Property Law Committee which promotes and lobbies for improvements in intellectual property law nationally and internationally, on the Law Society International Committee and on the advisory panel of the Leeds City Region China Business Club.

The busy team supports offices in 7 locations across the country and works closely with colleagues in 19 offices across the USA (where we have over 150 IP specialists).  By joining our Global Top 100 law firm, you will work within an experienced, knowledgeable, flexible and supportive group which has built up a strong reputation, particularly in internationally focussed work and in sectors such as retail, fashion, energy and a growing involvement in life sciences.

The roles on offer are all-encompassing, with aspects beyond your average Attorney role.  Crave variety?  With the opportunity to be involved in UK and EUIPO matters, international trade mark and design portfolio management, trade mark registry disputes, corporate due diligence, the drafting of licences and commercial agreements, domain name disputes, and infringement actions, you can make monotony a thing of the past.  Our high profile and varied client base also makes for an impressive workload.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need as a minimum:

  • At least 3 years post-qualification experience in trade mark prosecution, enforcement, and advisory work.
  • Experience with a firm with a strong IP reputation, or from a suitable in-house position.
  • Experience of drafting licenses, assignments and oppositions.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we’re more than just suits!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it’s important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we’re very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity Equity & Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women’s career development and we’re in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about DEI at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring.

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you’re an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.

Leasehold Enfranchisement Lawyer (0918)

A new opportunity for a Leasehold Enfranchisement Lawyer to join our national Residential team. The team are part of our national Real Estate team and service Residential Investment, Public Sector and House Builder clients and are one of the largest dedicated Residential teams in the sector.

What will you be doing?

This role will see you advising on lease extension cases, collective enfranchisement cases, and transactions under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 and Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. Running statutory lease extension files from beginning to end, including preparing and submitting FTT applications, complying with FTT directions, drafting leases and transfers and liaising with Property Litigation colleagues to issue court claims if not completed within statutory completion deadlines.  Engaging with clients, producing matter estimates and pre-instruction documentation, exercising high standards of client care and maintaining professional standards, attending client meetings and dealing with legal reporting, and effective financial management.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

Ideally you need to have 2PQE+ experience working within leasehold enfranchisement.  You’ll need to be able to work as part of a wider team and in particular have good client facing skills and be able to provide bespoke advice tailored to our clients specific business needs.

To be successful in this role you’ll need as a minimum:

  • Previous experience of working within a Leasehold Enfranchisement practice.
  • An in-depth understanding of the sector/market.
  • Knowledge of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.
  • The ability to assist with the team’s wider Residential Investment client base to assist on both property management issues and wider portfolio disposals

 

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we’re more than just suits!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it’s important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we’re very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women’s career development and we’re in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring.

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you’re an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.

Please note this post may expire before the specified date.

 

Location: Oceana House, 39-49 Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1GA

CLOSING DATE: 30 June 2024