Recruitment of a Patent Attorney Partner for Barker Brettell, Sweden

17 Jun 2019

With offices across the UK, in 2018, Barker Brettell decided they were ready to embark on a new and exciting chapter of international expansion in Sweden.

Following the successful appointment of a TradeMark partner, we continued our search for a partner-level appointment to support the patent side and be the lynchpin in growing the local patent group.

The position generated a great deal of interest and we had a number of high calibre attorneys keen to explore the opportunity further.  The attorneys met with partners from Barker Brettell and were also invited to their offices in Birmingham to meet with more of the UK colleagues. An offer was made to an excellent candidate who will be joining them later this year.

This was a successful campaign where Barker Brettell ran a recruitment process, which was flexible, pragmatic, and reactive to our input. Their thoroughness to the campaign reinforced the high level of importance they placed in finding the right person to join their Stockholm office and the care and diligence they put into each and every candidate conversation helped to amplify their warm and professional culture. Barker Brettell allowed MWA to run the search with freedom and autonomy. They needed us to draw on our deep network of Sweden in order to communicate their proposition and combined, we were able to reach a positive outcome.

Barker Brettell has been a client which we have thoroughly enjoyed working with and we look forward to future international search campaigns as they continue to grow their office.