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  • Number of Employees: 293
  • Number of Partners: 51
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 58
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 37
  • Number Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 13
  • Number Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 6
  • Location: Nationwide and Europe
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HGF Limited is a leading specialist IP firm with 51 partners and 293 employees. Currently one of Europe’s largest firms of IP specialists and the second largest in the UK, we have clients across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia.

Technical expertise

We specialise in the broadly defined technical areas of electronics, engineering, computing, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, nano-technology, trade marks and IP law.

Professional development

HGF’s approach to development is highly supportive. Every trainee is allocated a supervising partner to guide them through the development of their professional skills and formal training activities. Patent attorney trainees are supported through the Foundation qualification process via a fully funded university course. Advanced professional qualification is then gained via external seminars and courses, combined with internal tutorials. Mentorship is provided by experienced partners and senior attorneys, to support the journey to full Chartered UK and European qualification.

Current success

HGF has received a number of awards in 2016 including the Lawyer’s Worldwide Awards – IP Firm of the Year and Dealmakers Country Awards – International Licensing Law Firm of the Year-UK. Two of HGF’s attorneys have also recently received individual awards including Women in Law and Global Awards Corporate Livewire.

Business success has enabled our growth; our offices throughout the UK continue to expand and we recently opened offices in The Hague and Basel.

What we offer and what we expect

HGF recruit graduates for traineeships throughout the year; each recruit is selected specifically for the technical team and office location. A minimum of a 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline is required. We seek to ensure that candidates’ potential is unlocked by providing high quality training, and opportunities to attend events and seminars.

HGF is a friendly, sociable and lively firm, with a professional but relaxed working environment.

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