Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate



IP & IT/Commercial

Exete r

We have ranked on the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For in five consecutive years!

A vacancy has arisen for a Solicitor to join our dynamic intellectual Property & Information Technology team, based in

our Exeter office. This is a full time opportunity working 9 am – 5.15 pm Monday to Friday and we are looking for

someone to start as soon as possible.

The Role:

You will be working as a Solicitor within the IP & IT team. You will be assisting the team with a varied case load of

contentious and non-contentious IP & IT law issues for clients across the UK and overseas. Based predominantly in

our Exeter office you will be working with colleagues across our offices.

In addition to fee earning work, there will be standard administration expected for a Solicitor and Lexcel compliance.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the country’s leading IP & IT practices.

Are you the right person?

The ideal candidate will be a qualified lawyer with experience in intellectual property, information technology law or

commercial practice. Experience of drafting, advice and negotiation on commercial contracts is essential. Experience

of contentious IP and/or an interest in technology will be an advantage. Trade mark, design and copyright knowledge is

advantageous but not a necessity.

You will need to be confident in running your own case load (under supervision) and assisting others in the team

across our offices. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a focus on exceptional client

care. You will also be used to working in a busy and highly professional driven environment.

The position would suit someone who is highly organised, accurate, proactive and committed to meeting deadlines

while remaining calm under pressure. Excellent all round communication skills, professional telephone manner and

attention to detail is essential. You will also have a flexible approach and the ability to work within a team environment.

The successful candidate will require a full UK driving licence as travel between offices and further afield will be


What we can offer you:

In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 25 days’ holiday per year, life assurance and private medical

insurance schemes. Our employees also benefit from our “Scownership” our unique employee share ownership


If this sounds like you and you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your application by email

(quoting your current or last salary) enclosing an up to date CV to

If you do not hear back from us after two weeks please assume on this occasion that unfortunately you have been


Agencies will be asked to work with us on this role if required. Speculative candidates submitted through agencies we have

not instructed will not be considered to be represented by that agency.

All offers of employment at Stephens Scown are subject to Basic level of Disclosure and Barring Service check. Any information gathered

in relation to the DBS process is held in in accordance with all relevant data protection regulations. Having a criminal record will not

necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your

offences. At interview, or in a separate discussion, we ensure that an open and measured discussion takes place on the subject of any

offences or other matter that might be relevant to the position. Failure to reveal information that is directly relevant to the position sought

could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment. We make every subject of a DBS Disclosure aware of the existence of the DBS Code

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