Business Development & Marketing Executive

Business Development & Marketing Executive

Central London / Agile Working

c£37k (tailored to experience)



About Us

AA Thornton is a leading Intellectual Property (IP) law firm headquartered in London.   The firm has been established for over one hundred years and enjoys an enviable reputation within the IP profession both domestically and abroad.  We are delighted to continually be ranked as a “Top Tier” & “Leading Firm” by the Legal 500 UK Editions in which we were highlighted as “an outstanding firm” in 2022.

We are a partner-led firm with a clear focus on the provision of high quality, commercially focused advice that is bespoke to individual clients’ needs.  We now have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development & Marketing Executive to help build the AA Thornton Brand and profile and develop marketing initiatives that will help create opportunities for the attorneys who are seeking to win new business.

The role is ideally suited to someone who already has professional services experience and therefore understands the unique challenges that this sector presents.

The role will be diverse in nature and will be suited to someone who is happy to use their strong coordination, administration, creative and writing skills while engaging with attorneys throughout the firm and suppliers outside the firm.

This is an excellent opportunity for a professional, looking to make a significant contribution to the ongoing success of the firm.  We welcome applications from candidates looking for an exciting new opportunity to work as part of our dynamic team.  To succeed in this role, candidates will have a ‘can-do’ character and be comfortable working alone and as part of a team.

Skills and Qualifications

Successful candidates will ideally:

  • have some familiarity and confidence in the use of contact databases, website population, mass mailer software and social media to support the firm’s corporate communications activity, although training will be provided
  • have experience as a Marketing Assistant or Marketing Executive in a professional services environment, ideally with some experience within the legal/IP sector
  • have some copywriting and/or PR experience, underpinned by a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, along with a creative eye when it comes to design work (flyers, adverts, exhibition materials etc)
  • possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be credible and personable with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels
  • be highly organised, able to multi-task and prioritise a busy and varied workload effectively whilst remaining calm under pressure when working to tight deadlines
  • be IT literate (essential) and ideally possess up-to-date working knowledge of marketing and business development web based and social media tools with an ability to learn new software and tools quickly
  • have organisational sensitivity and be highly confidential
  • demonstrate initiative and process improvements as well as an ability and willingness to provide excellent client service at all times

The salary and benefits package will be tailored to your experience.  Click here for a full copy of the role description.


What will you find at AA Thornton?

We strongly believe that it’s our people that make the difference. As such, we are committed to recruiting the very best talent and providing training to nurture that talent.

We also work hard to ensure our internal communication, our wellbeing and inclusion strategies are a business priority and underpin our belief that everyone should be able to bring their whole self to work.  We are committed to recruiting the very best talent from a diverse pool, and welcome discussions with any candidates about reasonable adjustments, flexible working to accommodate caring responsibilities or other reasons, to help us recruit and nurture talented individuals.  We offer flexible working as well as a high level of flexibility within our fully agile working environment.  It is an exciting time to join the firm.  Visit our website at, to find out what our clients our saying about us and meet our team of attorneys.

Please apply by email with your CV and a covering letter to Karen Genuardi, Head of People, at