Having worked as a Consultant Paralegal at Burley Law for a month now I wanted to reflect on the breadth of work and experience I have been exposed to. Firstly, I’d like to acknowledge how comfortable, natural and integrated I feel becoming a new member of the Burley Law team. Des and Liz have been nothing other than helpful and my transition into the office has been wonderful.
Burley Law works with innovative, technology-driven start-ups and this has meant that I have had to grapple with innovative concepts and ideas ranging from novel medical devices to cloud software contracts. This has encouraged me to think creatively to provide suitable and usually unconventional solutions to their commercial problems. I have conducted IP audits and offered advice to clients on how to identify and protect their intellectual property in the early stages of their business. I have learned a lot from interacting with clients and helping them in the start of their commercial ventures.
I have been delighted with the amount of responsibility, work and opportunities Burley Law has given me. Their intimate ‘in house feel’ has attracted a wide range of clients (big, small, high profile and new) looking for specialist commercial advice. I have enjoyed the client-facing opportunities available and I am impressed with the established relationships and reputation Burley Law holds. Drafting commercial contracts, filing trade marks, opposing trade mark applications and liaising with international law firms, oh and a touch of design law… Working at Burley Law has given me an invaluable opportunity to flourish and access the bright minds of Liz and Des. I am excited to see what the next few month at Burley Law has in store.