Employee testimonial, Andy Nicoll
I have worked in the Sevenoaks office of E+F since October 2015. As a member of the Chemistry and Life Sciences group I have worked on everything from pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs to flat-panel displays. My background is mainly in biological and pharmaceutical chemistry, and much of my work is in this area. However, there is always a chance to work in a different area and learn something new. This is a job that never gets boring!
Most trainees are mentored primarily by a single Partner or Senior Associate, meaning your day-to-day work will depend on their area of technical and legal expertise. In my case that means lots of patent oppositions and examinations, so the ability to construct a written argument is key. There are also opportunities to attend oral proceedings before the European Patent Office and experience the buzz of the sharp end of the patent process.