At Beck Greener, providing clients with the best professional advice and service is fundamental to our approach. As such we seek to hire only the most promising graduates, those who can show that they have the right intellectual and personality traits to become part of our market-leading teams. In return, we can offer interesting work with exciting companies in a challenging but supportive environment. Working at Beck Greener provides a stimulating and fulfilling career.
We recruit trainee patent and trade mark attorneys on a regular basis. To train as a patent attorney you must have at least a good first degree in engineering or a relevant science, though many of the firm’s current and past trainees have completed further degrees, and several have experience of working in industry.
To train as a trade mark attorney, meanwhile, you may have a good first degree in any subject, although the firm prefers to take on recently qualified barristers or solicitors in this role.
Supervision and training is taken very seriously at Beck Greener, and a number of our recent trainees have won prizes for their performance in the qualifying examinations. We value our trainees highly, hoping and expecting that they will stay on after qualification to work as part of the team. And we continue to support them at every stage of their careers: the firm’s three newest partners all started their patent careers at Beck Greener.
Our partners and associates are assisted by a number of support staff. These include members of the accounts department and a team of secretaries, some of whom also perform paralegal duties. Additionally Beck Greener has a records and renewals department responsible for maintaining a database of cases, instructing the payment of renewal and maintenance fees, and dealing with the validation of European patents on grant. The majority of our support staff have been with the firm for many years, though vacancies do arise from time to time.
The partner responsible for staff and recruitment at Beck Greener is Ian Bartlett, who is assisted by our Human Resources Coordinator, Jane Speer. If you have any recruitment enquiries, please address them to Jane in the first instance at: firstname.lastname@example.org