Senior Paralegal, Intellectual Property

Pinsent Masons
Apr 04, 2024
Apr 04, 2024
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Role Overview

Vario is a market leading alternative legal services provider within the law firm, Pinsent Masons. It is unique in the legal sector. Vario is a practice group within Pinsent Masons which incorporates; Flexible Services, Consulting and Technology, Legal Project Management and Managed Legal Services (MLS). This role sits within our MLS team.

Our Vario MLS team helps clients to enhance the performance of their in–house teams through efficient resourcing solutions. We use a combination of lawyers, processes, and technology to deliver outcomes for clients faster and smarter than traditional law.

Within our MLS team, we have developed a new Paralegal Centre of Excellence, which brings together a range of paralegal skills and capabilities, that provide a variety of services to our lawyers and clients.

We are recruiting a Senior Paralegal to primarily support our Intellectual Property team, on their Patent Litigation matters.

You will support our lawyers with a variety of technical, administrative and client relationship tasks, draft and prepare legal documents, prepare court bundles, attend hearings and manage the client reporting systems.

Candidate Overview

We are keen to hear from you if you hold the following skills and experience:

Previous Paralegal or Legal Exec experience
Previous Litigation experience
Patent Litigation experience is desirable but not mandatory
Experience of working in a large commercial law firm and understanding of the levels of service delivery required

What can we offer you?

Agile working (the opportunity to work from home, subject to diary commitments)
Carers' leave (up to five paid days' leave towards caring responsibilities)
25 days' annual leave entitlement and the opportunity to purchase or roll over 5 days
Contributory pension of up to 5%
Private healthcare policy
Death in service cover (4 x base salary)
Eligibility to apply for an interest free season ticket loan, an interest free gym membership loan and/or an interest free rental deposit loan
Cycle to work scheme

What happens next?

Once your application has been submitted and reviewed, our Recruitment team will share the outcome with you by email.

We typically hold two interview stages per vacancy providing the opportunity to meet two members of the hiring team at each stage. The first stage is typically conducted virtually and the second stage typically in person at the office in which the role would be based. However, we strive to remain flexible depending on the requirements of the role or the candidate.

Our strength lies in our differences.

We are a Disability Confident and top Stonewall employer, a Valuable 500 member, a founding member of the Mindful Business Charter, signatory of the Race at Work Charter and a proud partner of Neurodiversity in Law. We encourage and value different ideas and styles of thinking. It's with different perspectives that we'll find solutions to our clients' most complex challenges. It's how we'll deliver outstanding results today, and tomorrow. We want everybody attending an interview to be comfortable and able to fully demonstrate their experience and talents.

Our in–house recruiter, Victoria Greaves, would be happy to have an informal chat about this role, provide this job advert or our application form in an alternative format, and/or discuss any reasonable adjustments to be made either during the recruitment process or after offer stage. You can contact Victoria by emailing