Experienced Hire FAQs

What type of work can I be expecting to do?

At GJE, all our trainees and qualified attorneys are exposed to a broad range of work. You can expect to be working extensively with some of our many direct clients, who range from start-ups to multinationals. As well as managing and prosecuting global portfolios, you will be involved extensively in the drafting of new patent applications. You will be encouraged to forge your own relationships with clients and we will help you to develop the client care skills and commercial understanding which are essential to the way we do things here at GJE. Many of our clients are regularly attacking or defending patents before the EPO and we often deal with local infringement matters, so there are also plenty of opportunities for you to get directly involved in contentious matters.

What else can I expect to be doing?

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in internal projects; be it working on operational projects, getting involved with our social committee, or helping out with recruitment. We also encourage all of our trainees and attorneys to get involved in business development; there are plenty of opportunities to represent the firm at events and conferences at home and abroad, write articles on the latest developments in IP, as well as work on specific projects.

How will my interview be conducted during COVID 19?

Due to the current global situation the first round interview will take place remotely. We understand that you might want to see where you will be working and if you progress to a second round interview this can be conducted in our London office (Broadgate Tower) as the office is fully Covid secure. However this will only be on the basis that you are comfortable travelling to the London office. There is no expectation that you should come to the London office and we are fully set up to conduct interviews remotely. Our aim is to be as flexible as possible and for our candidates to be as comfortable as possible during these unprecedented times whilst interviewing with us.