Appleyard Lees


Appleyard Lees is a firm that has been built on quality: this is our foundation.

We have an unrivalled reputation for quality and professionalism.  We are proud of our business and the Partners have been instrumental in creating a firm that successfully serves clients, seeks out and wins new business and develops the skills of its people to always provide the best possible service to our clients.

In the ever changing world of Intellectual Property, Appleyard Lees has the capability to adapt quickly. We are an established firm with a long history but a modern outlook.  All our people have the expertise and experience to handle our clients’ intellectual property.  We provide a supportive working environment, providing training, where necessary, to develop our people’s skills further.

What do we look for in people?


We want to see: individualism; a passion for work; and the ability to develop new skills and expertise.  Most of all, we want people who genuinely enjoy diverse and challenging work and want to contribute something to our clients.

What can we offer in return?

We provide a creative, friendly, ethical and supportive working environment. We are a firm that is committed to investment in its people, and encourages flexibility, trust, openness and respect for each other.

We have a global client base that provides the opportunity to work with prestigious international clients.

Appleyard Lees can offer a career path within a structure that encourages development for everyone.

We pride ourselves on the fact that we have an enviable place in our market as an employer.

Equal Opportunities & Diversity

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

IP Inclusive

We are proud to be signatories to the IP Inclusive Charter which has been established by an association of organisations within the IP section to promote equality, diversity and inclusion.  More information on the work of IP Inclusive can be found here.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact our HR Department for more information.