We welcome inquisitive minds, creative ideas, collaborative thinking and diversity...

At Mewburn Ellis we strive for quality in everything we do. Just as we cultivate ideas and inventions, we also cultivate careers. We want our people to have careers with us that are long-lasting, that will stretch them and are as rewarding as they are challenging. With support from colleagues within a culture that is open and inclusive, our goal is to help you reach your potential.

We are a forward-looking business, full of exciting opportunities for our people. As one of the top European IP Firms, we have a focus on quality and a reputation for hiring only the brightest and the best. Our people are approachable experts; curious and collaborative; able and adaptable. They are our greatest asset and our continued success and strong growth is down to the contribution, dedication and ability of each one.

We value our people and their ideas and perspectives. We appreciate the new, diverse experiences they bring to us and in return we offer an inspiring place to work. We are always looking for people driven by curiosity, who have a desire to develop new skills and who enjoy a challenge. Whether you’re a fully qualified or part-qualified patent or trade mark attorney, interested in a rewarding career within our business services team or want to know more about our highly acclaimed graduate training programme we'd love to hear from you.

For details of our latest vacancies see below but if you can't find what you're looking for send a speculative CV to recruitment@mewburn.com stating you consent to us retaining your details for 12 months. 

We are an inclusive employer and aim to ensure our workforce is representative of our diverse society. We welcome applications regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, neuro diversity or disability status, family or parental status, race, religion or ethnicity. We will make reasonable adjustments and adaptions to our recruitment process to ensure it is inclusive for anyone who wishes to apply. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process. You can view our job applicant privacy policy here and you can find out more about our approach to diversity and inclusion here.

So, if you are ambitious and would like to join us on our journey as we expand further in new and innovative ways, get in touch and become part of our success story. We’re sure we are a firm you would be proud to be part of.



We work hard to maintain a collegial and welcoming atmosphere and as team players we are respectful and professional, but relaxed in our approach. We expect you to work hard and perform, but not without encouragement and investment from us.

We promote a flexible, cross-office style to working, so we’re one firm where everyone knows everyone else. This is further cemented by our commitment to the training and development of our people. Many of the partners trained here and most have worked in all our offices, creating a relaxed, informal environment in which everyone seems well integrated.


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We’re always looking for driven, talented individuals so take a look at our current roles.

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We're keen to hire even more great attorneys to join us. Whether you’re fully qualified or part-qualified, we want to hear from you.



We have a valued and well respected business services team that manage our business, headed up by experienced professionals.

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Our graduate training is considered to be industry leading, core to our firm and something in which we invest significant time and energy.

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Stimulating and rewarding work


We have a diverse client base that spans Europe, US, Japan, China, Korea and beyond. Ranging from individual inventors and start-ups to well-known global brands, they provide a variety of interesting and fulfilling work for our people. We work across all industries at the cutting edge of innovation, meaning you'll get to work with the organisations building the technologies and brands that will define tomorrow and impact throughout our daily lives.

We enjoy significant client loyalty - 34% of our clients have worked with us for over 20 years. This success is down to our people, their knowledge and expertise and importantly the long-standing relationships they build. Our people work closely with their clients, so much so that they are often considered an extension of their in house team. Many also go on secondments and work at client offices as needed. If building client relationships is one of your strengths and you want to work with a team that puts the client at the heart of the work - we want to hear from you.



The package that we offer includes:

  • A blended office and home working approach
  • Flexible working hours
  • 30 days leave (exc. Bank Holidays)
  • Health scheme including Health Assurance
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Firmwide discretionary bonus scheme
  • Paid day off for charitable endeavours
  • Discount Voucher Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Workplace ISA
  • Medicash
  • Care concierge
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What our people say

“I like the way we work – not only individually but also with people across the offices to provide high quality service internationally.”


Associate, Manchester

"I found everyone at Mewburn to be very welcoming. The office atmosphere is good and I enjoy the buzz of working with some of the great minds in the profession.”


IP Director, Cambridge

“Mewburn Ellis has a focused but friendly environment, which supports each individual’s professional development and really helps to get the best out of you.”


Associate, London

 “Mewburn Ellis allow me the freedom to organise my time to achieve a work/life balance that works for me.”


Partner, Cambridge


We encourage a healthy work-life balance. Rather than expecting people to fit a certain mould, we strive to ensure that we provide the flexibility for our people to succeed in a way that suits them best.

We have recently improved our shared parental leave policy, rolled out a menopause policy, launched a Mental Health programme with a team made up of a diverse range of people from all offices and roles. We have increased our leave to 30 days plus bank holidays, we offer an additional leave day for charitable causes and established a D&I cross-functional focus group to drive further change in this important area.

At Mewburn Ellis we also recognise that we must ensure we have positive impact on the people, communities and environment around us. Find out more about our community programme.