Onze cultuur

Whatever your role, working at Abel + Imray is about:

Being open

In an environment that’s welcoming and supportive, we get the best out of each member of every team. 

Finding a balance

Ours is a family-friendly firm. Because, by helping employees balance work and home life, in supporting and challenging them, we know they’ll be able to offer our clients superb service – every day.  We offer:

  • An atmosphere friendly to part-time working, right up to and including the partnership level
  • The possibility of regular home working
  • A flexitime system
  • Private medical insurance
  • An income protection scheme and life assurance
  • Season ticket loans and a cycle to work scheme

Joining forces

There are times – and cases – when two, three or many more heads are better than one. So you’ll often find us partnering on cases, both in-house and with organisations worldwide. But it’s not just limited to our attorneys. Every day sees our legal professionals and support teams work closely together. 

Inspiring day-to-day

We split our time between direct client and agency cases. This gives everyone, at every level, the opportunity to work closely with clients’ commercial and technical divisions, on a range of innovations and IP challenges.

Standing for equality

We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer, an early Signatory to the IP Inclusive scheme and involved with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).  Abel + Imray are also pleased to be a sponsor of Careers in Ideas which works to support anyone considering a career in the world of intellectual property, along with those that support them in their choices such as careers advisors, teachers, and parents. We also have a dedicated Diversity and Inclusivity group, continually looking at ways to improve the inclusive nature of the working environment. The group have recently (2019) undergone a “Steps to Inclusion” review, with Focal Point Training. Director of Development, Stella Chandler had this to say about how we are doing: "Lots of people say they are creating a diverse and inclusive environment, Abel + Imray really are doing it.  They constantly ask "What else can we be doing?". They are a very impressive firm." We are also a supporting signatory of the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter.

IP Inclusive Senior Leaders’ Pledge

Sharing expertise

Through supporting a national technology competition for schools, we show students how to protect their intellectual property.  We also regularly work with the UK Intellectual Property Office to promote IP awareness, giving talks at IP Masterclasses and running a patent drafting workshop for trainee patent attorneys.