At Mewburn Ellis we train exceptional attorneys and we also laterally hire them too.


Joining Mewburn Ellis as an Attorney

In recent years we’ve opened our doors more widely to lateral hires, recognising the value they bring to the firm and our clients.  In the past Mewburn Ellis was seen as a closed shop, primarily because we focussed so heavily on graduate recruitment and developing our own attorneys – something that we’ve been very successful at.  Right now our strategy is one of growth so 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 offer:

  • A generous financial package
  • Exciting clients to work with
  • A supportive but relaxed environment
  • The possibility to work abroad
  • Comprehensive training and development
  • A flexible approach to working hours
  • A friendly and a social place to work
  • A diverse, inclusive and responsible environment

We’re looking for individuals who want to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. You need to be technically excellent, but you also need to have the right attitude, be able to understand business and talk to clients. We want people who are excited about our plans, want to join us on our journey and with whom our values and ambitions resonate. In exchange we’ll offer you a challenging (in a good way!) but friendly environment, cutting-edge work and a chance to be part of our growth story.

Current Vacancies

Patent Attorneys

Our patent practice is growing and we have vacancies for fully and part-qualified patent attorneys in our Engineering and Life Sciences teams, across all of our UK offices.

Engineering : Engineering Associate job description

Life Sciences : Korean Life Sciences Associate job description

Contact Us

To find out more about any of our vacancies please email us at

Munich Office

We have recently opened an office in Munich and are actively seeking to further develop our team. Please contact HR for more information at

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