Edinburgh Office

We currently have an opportunity for a Newly Qualified/1 year PQ intellectual property lawyer based in Scotland (Edinburgh) within our Media and Technology practice group which is part of the firm’s wider Corporate division.

Our Media and Technology team is a busy and diverse practice, acting for a range of UK and international clients across sports, food and drink, technology, financial services and other commercial sectors including clients in alcoholic beverages and confectionery. Services include intellectual property, ICT and technology advice, privacy and data protection as well as broader commercial and corporate transactional input.

The role will include:

  • Advising our clients in the UK and internationally on strategy, prosecution and disputes relating to brands, trade marks and designs;
  • Working with clients on advertising and marketing projects including advertising regulation, data protection and commercial advice and;
  • Transactional work on IP licensing and other IP transactions, input to corporate transactions, media agreements, sponsorship agreements and other commercial agreements.

The successful candidate will have acquired some experience during their traineeship and/or career to date in intellectual property (ideally including trade marks), data protection and technology transactional work. The role requires working with a busy team often to strict deadlines and will require good organization and communication skills.  This is an opportunity to work in a successful team for exciting and challenging clients around the world.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please send your CV and a covering letter to lucy.cochrane@shepwedd.com – please also complete a confidential diversity questionnaire  on http://www.swsurvey.co.uk/graduate/index.php/767494?lang=en quoting reference CFE0004.

This is a full-time, permanent post.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package with excellent career prospects.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that we are not accepting applications for this role from agencies at this time.

Data Protection

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We will process the information you provide solely for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. The information will be disclosed to the interview panel (if relevant), your line manager (if appointed), and Human Resources staff members. We may contact any references provided for the purposes of discussing your application, and will ask your permission before doing so.

If you provide any information deemed to be “special category” information under the General Data Protection Regulation, we may use this as follows:

  • We will use information about your disability status to provide appropriate adjustments to the interview process.
  • We will use any information provided in our diversity monitoring form about your race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender identity, gender expression, social mobility background, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, any disability information, age, and marital/civil partnership status to ensure meaningful equal opportunity monitoring and reporting. Any analysis of this data will be done on an anonymous basis.

Should your application be unsuccessful, the information provided will be deleted within 1 year of a decision not to progress your application.

If you have any further questions about how we process and store your information, or your rights in relation to this, please refer to our GDPR Privacy Notice for Applicants and Work Experience Students.