Jack Hostick

Trainee Solicitor

Having thoroughly enjoyed the side of my degree that involved continuously getting to grips with new areas of science, I soon realized that conducting the research in a lab environment wasn’t quite for me. A career in intellectual property was suggested to me while in my final year of university, in order to scratch my itch of wanting to be engaged with cutting-edge science, but also develop new skills and appreciate how science can be developed in a business context. From there it’s hard to look further than Bristows, as one of the best IP specialist law firms about.

I attended the Winter Workshop and was not disappointed by the work on offer and the fascinating clients the firm acts for. The seat rotations were another huge attraction, as although the IP side initially alerted me to Bristows, the chance to explore new areas of law and maybe find my calling in an area that I least expected was an exciting one.

From then on I knew I had to apply. The interview process was challenging, thought-provoking and a lot of fun, as you can see the Partners are really interested in you as a person and are looking for the future leaders of the firm.

Having started here, I can confirm that Bristows’ legendary friendly environment is certainly not a myth, as everybody makes a genuine effort to get to know you and make you feel like a valued member of the team and I look forward to the rest of my training here!


  • MChem Chemistry, University of Oxford