Associate – IP/Tech/Commercial Team

Salary: Competitive
Location: Central London

Keystone Law is one of the most respected law firms in the UK and its fast rise is reshaping the UK legal market. It is a multi-award-winning Top 100 law firm that is continuing to make waves. In 2017 the firm listed on the London Stock Exchange and it continues to go from strength to strength with investors and clients alike. The firm is ranked by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, and in November 2020, it was named Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious The Lawyer Awards, the ultimate accolade in the legal industry. In January 2021, Keystone was also crowned Firm of the Year by RollOnFriday after achieving a 94% employee satisfaction score in the publication’s annual survey. As the UK’s happiest law firm, its lawyers are some of the most satisfied in the industry. 

Keystone's lawyers are drawn from the partnerships of the top 50 firms and some high-quality boutique firms, who bring their client base with them. Clients include Nationwide, Neal’s Yard, RBS, Cancer Research, Virgin Atlantic and Siemens.

Two of our partners, both highly respected leading lawyers in the IP/Tech/Commercial sectors, are recruiting for a 1–2PQE Associate to join their busy team.

The role would suit an applicant with a strong academic background who has a curious nature, a good sense of humour, personal drive, and willingness to engage with new technologies as well as established commercial IP and Tech businesses.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious associate who wants to carve a path towards being recognised in their chosen field. This team specialises in commercial, brand and intellectual property work, both contentious and non-contentious, across multiple industries including IT, cryptocurrency, fashion and pharmaceuticals. The team works hard, but balances life and work within the expansive environment that is Keystone Law.

This is a role for a junior lawyer with insatiable curiosity and a desire to learn, push boundaries, challenge accepted wisdoms, be creative and inspire others. This is an opportunity to develop skills rapidly and engage with the Keystone ethos. There is no corporate hierarchy, the work is 100% client-focused with an emphasis on quality, and working is flexible and collaborative. We have an office in Chancery Lane but we do not prescribe where you work. The team’s mantra is to “advise fearlessly” and “do great work”. 

If you feel you have the requisite skills and experience and would enjoy working for an expanding and forward-thinking law firm, then please get in touch today.

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