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Closing date: 26/07/2019
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Commercial & Trade Mark & Portfolio Management
Location: London
The firm

Lewis Silkin is a UK top-100 commercial law firm with offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Dublin and Hong Kong. The firm is recognised by clients and industries alike as being distinct: for its deep understanding, insight and advice to creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses; for its market-leading international practice in employment, immigration and reward; and for delivering pragmatic, commercial advice in a refreshingly human way.

With 59 partners and more than 300 staff, the firm is structured around two key divisions.

In employment, immigration and reward, it is consistently top-ranked, and was named HR Law Firm of the Year 2015 by the Legal 500. With over 100 lawyers, Lewis Silkin’s employment and immigration team offers an unrivalled service supporting clients, including many of the world’s leading businesses, on their HR, employment and immigration law needs domestically and internationally. 

The CMI team is made up of leading advisers for creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses, offering a deep understanding of the industry sectors in which clients operate combined with real expertise across a wide range of legal services.

The CMI division of Lewis Silkin consists of 37 partners and around 65 other specialist lawyers. 

The team’s lawyers have decades of experience both within the creative industries and as legal advisers with in depth knowledge and experience of the many sectors that make up the creative world, including advertising and marketing, entertainment and media, fashion, hospitality, technology, retail and sports.

The department

The role will work across two of our Legal Practice Groups; Commercial and Trade Mark & Portfolio Management. We are seeking a paralegal to join our team, the role would suit a junior paralegal with strong analytical capabilities and the confidence to shoulder responsibility for their own matters and deal directly with clients.


Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) assisting with the following duties:

  • Coordinating the provision of legal advice on international advertising campaigns.
  • Liaising with foreign associates.
  • Legal research.
  • Project management of client projects.
  • Supporting AdSlogans Search Programmes.
  • Conducting trade mark searches.
  • Filing and prosecuting trade mark applications.
  • Assisting with UKIPO and EUIPO disputes and IP litigation support.
  • Managing domain name portfolios and liaising with both clients and services providers.
  • Handling domain name disputes.
  • Reviewing and assisting the preparation of evidence of use.
  • Providing support to the Professional Development Lawyer in relation to the provision of training for fee-earners.
Additional information


  • Legal experience.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Strong practical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Good team player.
  • Good eye for detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Professional in conduct and appearance.
  • Punctual at all times.


  • Competency in MS Office suite.


  • Educated to degree level. Law related degree would be advantageous.

No agencies please.

Lewis Silkin is an equal opportunities employer.