As a progressive, growing, European firm, we take great pride in providing a highly supportive, inclusive and stimulating working environment for all our people.


Our people are our greatest asset and we are committed to attracting and retaining the brightest minds and best talent. Diversity of thought, experience and background is vital for building the strongest team; this is why we are a proud signatory to the IP Inclusive Charter. IP Inclusive is a collection of individuals and organisations in the intellectual property sector who have come together to make their community more inclusive, diverse, open and fair.

We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and positive working environment for all our people, with generous benefits and flexible working arrangements offered as standard to ensure a positive work-life balance.

We pride ourselves on our collegiate culture, where all people are valued equally, and encouraged and supported to be the best they can, both in and out of the workplace.

Across our full-service offering, the work is varied, but what remains constant is our commitment to creating a truly great place to work.


Above all, the professional development opportunities we offer are second to none across all roles. With our enviable track record of handling some of Europe’s most complex patent and trade mark challenges, you will always be working alongside some of the best IP practitioners in the business. We also have an outstanding record in supporting our trainees through their professional examinations, including an extensive programme of internal and external exam tutoring as well as a comprehensive rolling programme of internal training seminars focussed on many different aspects of the profession.

With a specialist focus on key industry sectors, you will have the opportunity to explore new areas, increase your knowledge and be exposed to high-quality and engaging work.


We are firm believers in the importance of work-life balance and offer the ability to work both remotely and flexibly, as well as the opportunity to get out into the community by actively supporting staff involvement in local projects.

We are renowned for having a friendly, sociable environment at Potter Clarkson, with a variety of staff events taking place throughout the year to build a positive team culture. There are also a number of sports clubs, such as running, badminton and rock climbing. The firm subsidises gym membership and provides free yoga and wellness classes. 

We also take our responsibility for the health and wellbeing of our teams extremely seriously. There is an established Wellbeing Working Group which, amongst other things, has created an information hub, set up a team of mental health ambassadors across each of our locations, and has encouraged people to be open about their mind set in an understanding and empathetic environment.

We genuinely care about our people and it shows, having been awarded a prestigious Investors in People ‘Silver’ accreditation. We also maintain above-average employee retention rates, which is evident from a raft of long servers who have been with us for many years.


It all adds up to a hugely compelling proposition. Whatever area of intellectual property law you seek to practise, in whichever industry sector your passion lies, Potter Clarkson provides a first-class environment where you can truly thrive. Equally, our firm is home to a strong and growing team of business support professionals - from finance and HR to marketing and IT - who relish the opportunity to work in the dynamic field of intellectual property.