IP Litigation Associate

IP Litigation Associate

London (with agile working)

£ (salary/ benefits package tailored to experience)


AA Thornton is a leading Intellectual Property (IP) law firm based 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.  As a result of the hugely successful start-up of an IP litigation service, facilitated by Geoff Hussey our lead litigation partner and followed by the appointment of an additional litigation partner / barrister Dan Byrne, we are seeking to grow the service further in line with our expansion plans and client demand.

The appointment of an IP Litigation Associate to join our current team of two partners, a senior associate and paralegals, will mark a key point in the growth of this service, in supporting existing clients as well as supporting the development of new business.  This is a unique opportunity to play a role in building the service and to reap the benefits of working with and being supported by our talented team of attorneys and solicitors across the firm to create the very best solutions for our clients’.


The Person/Qualifications

Our ideal candidate will be a qualified and experienced IP Solicitor with 2 – 6 years PQE (although the person is more important than an exact amount of PQE and so is flexible), capable of pro-actively managing their own diverse case load across a range of patent, trade mark design right, and copyright litigation matters.  Comfort with handling non-contentious IP assignments and licences, IP audits, etc, is also desirable.  Suitable candidates will be excited by the opportunity of working with multi skilled teams of attorneys and solicitors to provide excellent service and high quality solutions for our clients.  We are looking for an exceptional candidate who can strike a balance between technical expertise and being comfortable working with a range of scientific topics, combined with an interest in developing business and a practical, legal and analytical approach to their work.


What will you find at AA Thornton

At AA Thornton it is our people who make the difference, and so we 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 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 (currently remotely) and are working towards a truly agile workforce post pandemic.  It is an exciting time to join the firm.  Visit our website at www.aathornton.com, 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 explaining your suitability for the role, to Karen Genuardi, Head of People at recruitment@aathornton.com