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James Dawes

Executive Consultant at Aspire

London, United Kingdom

About Me

I am the Executive Consultant for Aspire's Intellectual Property recruitment team (formally PFJ), and have been recruiting in the Patent and Trademark field since 2003. I specialise in recruiting Patent and Trademark Attorneys across the UK and Europe, having developed a substantial client base to incorporate Top Tier private practices, in-house industry departments and law firms. I recruit across all levels of professional experience to include; 


Foundation Qualified

Technical Assistants (part-qualified) 

Finals Standard

Fully Qualified Patent and Trademark Attorneys

Salaried and Equity Partner level appointments

Patent & Trademark Administrators, Renewals, Records, Formalities, and Paralegals.

Aspire (formerly pfj) specialise in recruiting for the media and marketing communications industry. We help change people’s lives and improve business performance. 

We have a 96% success rate of placing the right people into the right role. We act as both a brand ambassador for our employer customers, and a trusted recruitment partner for our candidates. We are a ‘high touch’ consultancy who believe in meeting face to face in order to fully understand your requirements, whether it is hiring new staff or looking for the next career move. 

Established since 1992, Aspire has over two decades of heritage in our specialist areas, so our dedicated consultants are well positioned to help.

Aspire has developed an international presence with offices in London, Manchester, Singapore & Hong Kong for employers and individuals with global aspirations. Aspire is also ISO 9001 accredited, an Investors in People Gold Award Company and a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to work for and we are always interested to talking to media & marketing communications professionals as well as those who are considering a career in recruitment with us at Aspire.

Specialties:Headhunting - several years experience of managing retained search & selection assignments within the Intellectual Property sector.

Competency Interviewing - I am adept at interviewing candidates from Technical Assistant level to Equity Partners and Heads of Departments.

Offer Management - extensive contact with clients and candidates at the negotiation stage of offer scenarios. I also offer post-placement management expertise for all parties concerned.

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