Slingsby Partners attends a networking event at the University of Bath Law Society

Slingsby Partners has been a sponsor of the University of Bath Law Society for the last three years. As part of this sponsorship arrangement, we attended a networking event hosted by the Society on 19 March 2024. Ollie, Verity and Charlotte attended, along with representatives from other law firms and law schools – Allen & Overy, Stone King and The College of Legal Practice.

The event gave us the chance to speak to students from a range of degree backgrounds about careers in law, and specifically careers in IP law as a patent attorney. It also gave the students the opportunity to ask about job application technique and hints.

The University of Bath does not offer law as a degree, but many of the students study a STEM degree (a requirement to become a patent attorney). Hence, Bath has an ideal pool of candidates for a career as a patent attorney. That said, talking to representatives from Slingsby Partners was the first time many of these students had heard of the career. We feel that attending events like this gives us the chance to publicise an otherwise often unheard-of career.

If you are interested in applying for a trainee patent attorney position at Slingsby Partners, please do send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]


Ollie Stocks

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