Our unshakeable core values
Our team is growing and we are always on the lookout for strivers and thrivers.
We are looking for the right people to bring their magic to our team. This includes people who are striving for something better, but require training and mentoring to reach their potential, and people who wish to bring their valuable expertise and skills to thrive in new surroundings.
We know you want to be the rock star of the IP world and in order to do that you need great colleagues, a supportive working environment and an unlimited supply of coffee. But the problem is, today you are stuck in a position that is not fulfilling and is making you frustrated. You know that in the right firm you could make a big difference. At Lawrie, we believe you should be empowered to make an impact and have the opportunity to develop your career.
So, if you are interested in working with us:
Check out our values – we think they are important!
Ask yourself if you care about making an impact to help others.
Drop us an email with your CV and tell us what role you are looking for here at Lawrie.
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard
We have invested significant time and resources in our records management systems and procedures. We are therefore delighted to have achieved and successfully maintained the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management since 2016, as this demonstrates our commitment to consistently providing the highest level of service to our clients and ensures that we meet best practice for quality management. The British Assessment Bureau carry out annual assessments of our systems and processes to ensure that we continue to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
ISO 27001:2017 Information Security Management Standard
As patent and trade mark attorneys we are entrusted with highly confidential information. We recognise our responsibility in maintaining confidentiality and we believe that it is important to give peace of mind to our clients, suppliers and employees that their information will be handled securely. We are therefore pleased to have held the ISO 27001:2017 certification for Information Security Management since 2016 as it demonstrates our commitment to the security of the information that we hold and illustrates that we meet best practice standards. The British Assessment Bureau carry out annual assessments of our systems and processes to ensure that we continue to meet the requirements of ISO 27001:2017.
ISO 22301:2019 Business Continuity Management Standard
Being entrusted with our clients' intellectual property means that we must be able to complete time-sensitive and business-critical tasks, even when unexpected interruptions arise. We have developed a business continuity management system which has been certified to ISO 22301:2019 standard, offering assurances as to the robustness of our operations to clients, suppliers and partners. The British Assessment Bureau carry out annual assessments of our systems and processes to ensure that we continue to meet the requirements of ISO 22301:2012.
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Standard
We take seriously our responsibility to conduct our business in a sustainable way. Our environmental management processes have been assessed and certified to the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System standards. The British Assessment Bureau carry out annual assessments of our systems and processes to ensure that we continue to meet the requirements of ISO 14001:2015.
Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS)
The Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS) is the benchmark used by major UK banks and financial institutions when selecting suppliers. To achieve this accreditation, Lawrie IP's practice and systems were audited against FSQS requirements in the areas of: Information Security Management, Business Continuity, Financial, Insurance, Health & Safety, IT Security, Anti-Bribery, Recruitment, Operational Risks, Fraud, GDPR and the DPA, Responsible Business Governance, Environmental and Sustainability. This accreditation attests to Lawrie IP's commitment to compliance and responsible business practices.
Cyber Essentials Plus
The Cyber Essentials Plus scheme identifies some fundamental technical security controls that an organisation needs to have in place to help defend against Internet-borne threats.The Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation certifies that Lawrie's information and communications technology defences were assessed as satisfactory against commodity based cyber-attack.
Living Wage Employer
We believe that every employee is entitled to a fair salary. For this reason, Lawrie has committed to ensuring that all our staff, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors, receive at least the Living Wage, which is significantly higher than the national minimum wage.The Living Wage is an hourly rate that is set independently and is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the 'Minimum Income Standard' for the UK.
Lawrie has signed the IP Inclusive Charter, which came into force in 2016. The IP Inclusive charter is backed by The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), The IP Federation (IP Fed), The UK association of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI-UP), and The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO). By signing the IP Inclusive Charter, we have made a public commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the IP profession.
Lawrie is consistently highly ranked in Managing Intellectual Property ('MIP')'s IP Stars Firm rankings for both patent and trade mark prosecution work in Scotland. MIP is an esteemed publisher in the IP industry, which has been researching and ranking IP firms since 1996. MIP conducts extensive research over a six-month period to produce its IP Stars rankings. This research includes surveys, interviews, and independent research. Among the attributes assessed by MIP are: strength of the firm's IP team, workload, outcomes achieved for clients, and track record. MIP aims to produce a list of professionals who are highly-regarded by their peers and clients for the work they do.
World Trademark Review
Lawrie has achieved a gold ranking in The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2022 (WTR 1000) rankings. World Trademark Review annually conducts rigorous independent research to compile a list of leading trade mark practitioners throughout the world. Their research includes submissions from firms, case studies, and feedback from client referees and other professionals in the field. WTR 1000 is widely recognised as a "go-to" resource for those seeking legal trade mark expertise.
IAM Patent 1000
Lawrie is recognised as one the of the leading intellectual property firms in IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2022. IAM annually conducts extensive independent research to identify outstanding patent firms and individuals throughout the world. In compiling their list of leading firms, factors such as depth of knowledge, market presence and the level of work carried out are taken into account, as well as positive peer and client feedback. IAM Patent 1000 is widely recognised as a 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class private practice patent expertise.