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Why Boult?

  • What we do.
  • Our culture.
  • Our training.

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Aspiring attorneys

Why Boult? Three reasons.

What we do. Our culture. Our training.

We work with ground-breaking science and technology every day, as well as some of the biggest brands in the world. We work with top tier clients, helping them overcome business challenges and IP conflicts by being innovative and producing solutions that get the job done.

Our culture is supportive and friendly. Our trainees are not a number or one of many. They are valued individuals and the future of the firm. You don’t have to blend in to fit in and we don’t use a cookie-cutter approach. Our trainees are highly educated, and we work hard to attract and retain the very best. You don’t have to wear yourself into the ground to excel. Life is not just about work. Our hybrid working style and flexible working policies mean that everyone can get the work-life balance that’s right for them. Our teams reflect the diverse needs of our clients across the work, and we recruit from a divergent pool of backgrounds.

Our training is exceptional. It is hands on, and you will be researching for pitches, liaising with clients, writing articles and preparing legal documents from the start. Throughout the programme you will enjoy mentoring, in-house courses and complementary business skills to help you excel. Most importantly, the pace of the training is dictated by you. We don’t support a timetable approach to qualification but prefer to ramp up or slow down the process to match the individual’s preferences and strengths.

Open day

A virtual event designed to give you the chance to get involved in interactive sessions where you will learn more about Boult and the patent attorney or trade mark attorney career.

Vacation scheme

A scheme to discover what a career at Boult is really like. Meet staff, hear from trainees and work on real cases.


A supportive, first-class introduction to the IP profession, providing hands on training and academic qualifications.


The skills we’re looking for:

Analytical thinking

A methodical approach, attention to detail and sound judgement.

Intellectual capability

Curiosity, and a desire to explore new approaches and think on your feet. Common sense and integrity are the foundations to our success.

Excellent communicator

The ability to articulate arguments clearly and get your message across to a range of individuals.

Relationship builder

Our work is always collaborative. We are all about teamwork both in-house with your fellow colleagues and externally with our clients.


Energy, the drive to succeed and enthusiasm.

My journey to joining Boult
My journey into the trade mark profession may be unconventional but each opportunity along the way has helped me to gain skills that I believe will make me an excellent Trade Mark Assistant. I graduated from Kingston University in 2017 with a first-class degree in Law with Business Management. Once I graduated, I wanted to gain some legal work experience and I managed to get a job at my local Magistrate Court.

I joined Boult in 2018, as an Admin Assistant for our European Patent Validation Team, not knowing where my path would lead. I always knew I wanted a career in law so in 2019 I started the Bar Professional Training Course LLM, and I was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2021. At the time of being called to Bar I was a paralegal for our trade mark team. The paralegal role gave me an insight into the profession and after four months in that role I knew becoming an IP attorney was the path for me. I became a Trade Mark Assistant in November 2021 and I am looking forward to qualifying with this firm and remaining here for the next stage of my career.

Salisha Baptiste

Current vacancies

Whatever stage you are at in your IP career, there is a place at Boult for you. Explore our currently available opportunities here.


Deciding Boult was for me
“At the very start of any journey into the patent profession, there are two big decisions to make: deciding where to apply; and deciding which job offer to ultimately accept.

For me, the most important factor in making those decisions was the workplace culture and environment. I wanted to join a firm where I would feel valued, respected, and supported to progress. I also wanted to join a firm whose staff were happy, fulfilled, enthusiastic, inclusive, and motivated. These more subjective aspects of a workplace culture and environment are so important but can be difficult to glean from websites or a job spec.

Personally, I found the best way to get a real ‘feel’ for the firms I was considering, was to meet and speak to existing trainees and other qualified members of staff. I did this by attending several open days, but an alternative option would be to attend a vacation scheme, or just to arrange a more informal chat – you’ll find most are happy to talk about their jobs, as it’s widely known in the profession that many people have not even heard of the job, much less understand what it entails.

However, I made my ultimate decision to join Boult on the basis of my interview experience. I interviewed with the partners I still work with, and I instantly knew it would be a good ‘fit’. The interview was relaxed but challenging, and the partners showed a real interest in me as a person. I left feeling really positive, and I still feel the same way 3 years later!”

Charlotte Hrecinuc