A typical working day

A typical working day for Richard, a Senior Associate in our Chemistry practice group.

Arrive at the office, grab a drink and check through emails.

I get stuck into a substantial task in the morning, preparing arguments for defending a key patent for an important drug dosage form, or perhaps reviewing an inventor’s summary of a client’s new invention. I enjoy the intellectual demands of the job, analysing complex scientific documents and preparing compelling legal arguments

Time to discuss cases with trainees and associates. The trainees have their own cases from day one and I rely on them to summarise the relevant issues to allow me to review the arguments that they’ve prepared. Each trainee and associate works with a range of partners and senior associates, providing a diverse and collaborative training and working environment.

After lunch with colleagues in the lunch areas, I might have a phone call with a client, who could be a patent attorney in Florida, a CEO in London, or a scientist in Barcelona who is explaining their exciting idea.

A chat with colleagues over a tea break before planning my next trip. I frequently travel around the world, attending conferences, meeting contacts and discussing IP issues with clients. It’s important to keep up to date with the technology behind my clients’ businesses and it’s also a great opportunity to build relationships with the people around the world that I work with day-to-day.

I head home to look after my children at the end of their day, or I join in with the healthy social life at work, including Friday trips to Holborn’s great pubs, karaoke nights and team events like ice skating, crazy golf and murder mystery evenings!

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We value the contribution of every member of the firm and recognise that diversity of thought is vital to our business, enabling us to approach challenges differently and offer our clients creative and original solutions. Because of this, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves.

We recognise that everyone has different commitments outside of work such as family or caring responsibilities, and we are very supportive of agile working as a way of promoting workplace equality and inclusivity. We are constantly looking to improve this while maintaining our much valued Carpmaels culture of collaboration and originality.

We believe that the steps we are taking will ensure that Carpmaels & Ransford continues to be a supportive and healthy workplace for our employees. More information about our approach to Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility can be found on our main website.




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