Careers

Careers with HGF

As Europe’s leading IP firm, working at HGF is both empowering and rewarding. We are always looking for motivated new people to join our talented team and play a part in delivering the excellent client service we are known for.

We provide every individual, regardless of position or personal background, the scope to develop. Our people, which includes our IP administrators, secretaries, formalities teams, support teams, attorneys and lawyers, are at the very heart of HGF.

We put the development and wellbeing of our team members at the centre of everything we do, from learning events and seminars, a merit-based reward structure, an excellent and extensive benefits package and active promotion of work and home life balance, to a comprehensive equality, diversity and inclusion action plan.

Collaborative working

Due to our agile systems, policies and IT infrastructure, we are able to facilitate collaborative working across teams and locations, no matter where people are based.

Learning & development

Our strong company values are based around teamwork, people and excellence. Our learning and development specialists enable business skills development opportunities for all our people.  For our trainee attorneys, we have a structured skills development and mentoring framework with an excellent professional qualification record.

Thrive, progress & improve

Many who join us comment on the refreshing way we treat our people. We are passionate about employee experience and development and foster an environment where people can perform to their best, which we believe is another reason why people enjoy working at HGF. In addition to investing in the development of our people so that they may thrive, progress and improve, we are committed to providing competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits to fairly reward their contributions.

Professional training

Our dedicated learning and development team delivers company-wide learning through a wide range of training, coaching and knowledge development opportunities. We provide prospects for our people to maintain the highest standards of professional excellence, knowledge, commerciality and integrity.

Professional training & development

Learning is enabled through a dynamic range of platforms, such as seminars, courses, presentations and guides; both online, via centralised systems and interactive software, and offline, such as HGF’s annual continuing professional development (CPD) conference.

Staff development

Our success is driven by our people, their motivation and their skills, which are brought together to ensure every interaction, be it with a colleague or client, demonstrates our values. We provide opportunities for motivated, talented people and we encourage contribution from all in making HGF an excellent place to work and grow.

HGF annual CPD conference

Each year, the two-day CPD conference brings together our firm’s large network of European, UK and Internationally qualified patent and trade mark attorneys, IP solicitors and attorneys-at-law to share their collective professional knowledge, develop ideas and acquire new skills. The event involves presentations, workshops and group discussion from both internal and high profile guest speakers from key external industry organisations.

What's it like to work at HGF?

Some of the industry’s best professionals started their careers here with HGF, and many of them are still proudly working with us, helping to introduce new starters to the business. Our support staff have also thrived here, helping us to ensure that each case is handled smoothly and efficiently.

Take a look at the success stories of some of our team members from across the firm here.

Current vacancies

If you are looking for a challenging position that will allow you to put your legal and technical expertise to important use, HGF is the right place for you.