1 – First year

Join us in September. Throughout your first year, you will undergo on-the-job training complemented by weekly in-house tutorials, led by partners or senior associates.

2 – Second year

In September, you will attend the Queen Mary University’s “Certificate in Intellectual Property” course. You will continue to have on-the-job training and in-house tutorials after the completion of exams in January.

3 – Third year

In February / March, you will sit the Pre-European Qualifying Examinations and also apply for one of the UK “Finals” papers (FD1) and the European Qualifying Examinations “Finals”. Internal and external revision courses are on offer to help you prepare for your exams.

4 – Fourth year

You will sit your first UK Finals paper in October and the European Qualifying Examinations Finals in February/ March the following year. Subject to successfully passing the European Qualifying Examinations, you will then become a qualified European patent attorney.

5 – Fifth year and Congratulations!

You will sit your last UK Finals paper (FD4) in October and subject to successfully passing both the UK Finals papers and your European Qualifying Examinations, you are now fully qualified! On completion of formal training, Carpmaels & Ransford provides an in-house, basic litigation course (completed within three years of qualification). Internal and external training continues throughout your career.