Join a team where you will make a difference

Growth of the company depends on the skills, motivation and commitment of our people. If you think you have what it takes why not check out any open positions we have listed here, or just drop us a line to introduce yourself.  E-mails sent to are treated in the strictest confidence.

Our working environment is friendly and informal, and welcomes all. We emphasise teamwork and expect colleagues to collaborate, share information and help each other out.

We recognise the importance of having a good work-life balance, and believe work should fit around “life”, not the other way around! Work should not get in the way of making it to your child’s school play or being able to fit in care for an elderly relative, and so we make it easy to get away from the office for appointments, or to agree a flexible working pattern.

We commit time and resources to training, gaining additional qualifications and to professional development. This goes beyond the kind of “box-ticking” attitude of doing the minimum to fulfil formal Continuing Professional Development required by our regulator, but going beyond this to provide practical knowledge sharing and education to make sure our skills are up to date.

Open Positions

We are currently hiring for a patent paralegal and PA position in our expanding Manchester office.  See here for details.

We are also always open to receiving speculative applications from anyone who can help grow the business. If this sounds like you or if you’d just like to get to know us a bit better, why not drop us a line in strict confidence on

“Scintilla IP provided excellent service and advice which suited my business needs.  I chose Scintilla due to the “small business” knowledge which was more appropriate to us than a larger firm.  I feel that Peter McBride and his team provide value for money, and a service which is personal and efficient.  I would not hesitate to recommend Scintilla and will hopefully use them again in the future.”

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