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The CMS patent attorney team has been grown by selecting and training only the best through a rigorous recruitment procedure.  

We have a firm culture of authenticity and inclusivity.  Extensive training opportunities, flexible working, and varied social and diversity and inclusion networks have contributed to building a committed and talented workforce with high morale.

Graduate recruitment

We are looking for individuals who are excited at the prospect of using their scientific background, but in a legal context. These are rare opportunities, offering broad ranging client exposure and excellent training within the infrastructure of a top tier law firm. We are looking for candidates with an excellent academic track record and a minimum 2.1 (or equivalent) degree in a scientific field.

You will be provided with ongoing training and development whilst studying for your Certificate in Intellectual Property (IP), and subsequently your UK and/or European qualifying patent exams. You’ll work alongside experienced colleagues and leaders in their field, who will guide you through the fundamental elements of international patent law and how to apply these to your client’s needs.

Our graduate recruitment process typically begins in September and continues until December or early in the new year. This is with a view to starting in the following Autumn. Applications for our graduate recruitment process should be submitted no later than the end of October. We also accept speculative applications at any time.

Experienced hires

Applications from part-qualified and qualified patent attorneys are welcome at any time.

You can also find us on IPCareers.

To apply or to obtain further information, please contact TalentAcquisition@cms-cmno.com.

Available opportunities

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