Jonathan Ross

Trainee Solicitor

I immensely enjoyed my PhD but after four years exploring the narrowest of niches in organic chemistry I wanted to expand my focus, and a legal career with an IP slant seemed the ideal way to do this. Bristows, sitting in the top tier for IP firms, was the natural place to look. I participated in the firm’s workshop, a fantastic introduction to the firm’s practice areas, exciting work and welcoming individuals. The two days made applying for a training contract a simple choice.

The application process had a personal touch to it absent from the box-ticking exercises common to so many others and this ethos is evident across the firm, and in each department and individual office. Since arriving the quality and varied nature of the work has made it clear a career at Bristows was absolutely the right choice.


  • DPhil Chemistry, University of Oxford