HGF Vacancy

IP Solicitor – UK

Job ref: IPS/Law/UK/2021

Job Type: Solicitor
Sectors: Law

The role

To support HGF’s expansion, we are now looking to recruit for a newly/recently qualified IP Solicitor to be based in our London, Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds offices. In addition to our team of solicitors, you will have the opportunity to work with more than 200 patent and trade mark attorneys working in the firm’s 22 offices in the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland and Austria.

The role is focused on contentious work involving both hard and soft IP cases. However, there is also the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of IP work, including commercial transactions, freedom to operate and strategy.

About HGF

HGF is a specialist intellectual property law firm providing expert advice on all aspects of contentious and transactional IP. Our team of solicitors work seamlessly with the HGF patent and trade mark teams, as part of one of the leading IP practices in Europe, across a number of sectors including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, chemistry, electronics & software, engineering and retail. HGF has built an outstanding reputation for quality of service and entrepreneurial initiative in exceeding client needs.

Why move to HGF?
  • HGF takes a transparent and merit-based approach to your career development and you will have the opportunity to shape your long-term progression.
  • We’re a firm with a focus on EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), with a staff led EDI Focus Group and an EDI Board sponsor
  • As a business we have a dedicated Learning and Development team and a digital learning platform for all staff to use
  • A competitive salary and benefits package along with a flexible working policy
About you

You will be a highly motivated self-starter, with a willingness to take responsibility for client matters and business development from an early stage.  You will need excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to translate the law into commercially relevant advice.

You will be passionate about delivering exceptional service to clients and working in tandem with them to build their business. HGF is a “we” not “me” culture where a team focused approach and openness to support others will help you thrive, and the ability to build relationships both internally and externally will be central to how you operate

We are looking for candidates with a genuine interest in intellectual property law and experience from a well-regarded IP team, ideally with good experience in a range of IP litigation. Most importantly, you will be willing to immerse yourself in a full spectrum IP environment and to get involved in all aspects of IP legal matters.

HGF Values

People – People matter. We treat people fairly, with respect and compassion. We foster a friendly, inclusive and enjoyable culture for everyone to prosper in. We invest in our people and offer appropriate coaching and training to assist with development and learning. We promote a healthy work-life balance. Progression is based on merit.

Excellence – We strive to be the best. We pursue excellence in all our individual roles resulting in outstanding legal and technical advice for our clients. Our people are pragmatic, responsive and commercially minded. We do not presume but listen to understand so we can engage proactively and appropriately.

Teamwork – We stand together. We work with our clients to protect their interests, and with each other as a mutually supporting firm. We value, appreciate and listen to others, regardless of role, recognising each individual’s particular blend of talent, skill and experience. We are individually and jointly accountable and take responsibility for our actions and decisions.

Progressive – We innovate. We continually improve our services and processes through understanding, creativity, and investment. We evolve by taking opportunities and adopting new business procedures, unencumbered by historical structures or out-of-date attitudes. As a firm, we have an entrepreneurial spirit, and encourage new thinking in our people.


You would like to contribute your professional experience to an expanding law firm? Then we would be pleased to receive your application. Please apply by sending your CV to: [email protected]

  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Careers with HGF

HGF is one of the UK’s leading intellectual property rights specialists, and we’re always looking for talented new people to join us as we work to help our clients achieve the greatness they deserve with their ideas.

If you’re looking for a challenging position that will allow you to put your legal and technical expertise to great and truly important use, a career with HGF is the right place for you.