Vacancies

HERRINGTON CARMICHAEL LLP

Trainee solicitor contracts

We are looking to recruit high calibre and varied candidates for our exciting trainee scheme. Our trainees are fully integrated into the firm from day one.  We believe in giving trainees responsibility which includes early client involvement and playing an active part in the progression of matters. They receive excellent training supervised by expert solicitors and partners. Our trainees quickly build up their confidence and experience so that by the end of their training they are capable of acting on their own matters.

We are currently seeking to recruit one trainee for March 2019, two trainees for September 2019 and two trainees March 2020 and we are offering two separate training schemes:

  • Commercial client – trainees spend time in three or four of the following departments:- Commercial property, Company commercial, Commercial litigation, Employment, Commercial residential property
  • Private client – trainees spend time in four of the following departments:- Residential property, Private client, Litigation, Family, Employment


We try to accommodate trainees with their preferences because we recognise that for some it can be difficult to know before commencing a training contract what areas of law will be most rewarding in practice.

Whenever possible the firm seeks to retain trainees at the end of their contract.  For this reason preference is given to locally based candidates or ones with a connection with the local areas we cover.  We prefer a 2.1 degree but will consider other candidates who have proven skills with extenuating circumstances as to their degree result.

Most importantly we look for individuals who fit in with our values. First class customer service is the key to our success.  Candidates will need to be sociable, articulate, ambitious and able to work under pressure.

Applications should be made by way of a short letter and CV. Please send to Kate Hardesty, HR Manager by post at ‘Building 9, Riverside Way, Watchmoor Park, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3YL’ or by e mail to kate.hardesty@herrington-carmichael.com.

Our trainee recruitment policy begins with an initial online aptitude test for shortlisted candidates.  This is followed by a presentation and psychometric test before a final interview.

Applications for the positions will open 1st September 2017 and close on 30th January 2018.

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Family Solicitor

Herrington Carmichael LLP is an, award winning, Legal 500 full service firm and is growing fast.

Our family department deals with the full spectrum of private family work including divorce and the financial aspects of marriage breakdown along with pre-nuptial and co-habitation agreements.

Solicitor 5 years+ PQE 

This is an exciting new role for someone who is looking for their next move.  The successful candidate will have built up a good knowledge of private family law and business development throughout their career and will be looking for an opportunity to really drive the development of the family department forward.  They will need to demonstrate that they have an excellent reputation within the area and will ideally have a following to bring with them. Being a team player is essential.

This is a varied and interesting role with an emphasis on mid to high net worth financial cases with some private children matters.

Good client care skills and a willingness to become involved in growing the department further are essential.  This role is based in our Wokingham office with occasional travel to the Camberley office.  It offers an excellent chance for a dedicated individual to develop their career within a flexible environment and join an expanding and successful firm that is supportive and encouraging. A car and driving license are essential.

Competitive salary with generous bonus scheme and pension contributions.

Please send a covering letter and CV to: - Kate Hardesty at kate.hardesty@herrington-carmichael.com.

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Private Client Head of Department – 7+ PQE

This is a senior appointment and significant private client experience is required. As Head of Department you will be responsible for facilitating further growth and developing the team. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent technical skills, a suitable level of gravitas, and experience of managing a successful team in a busy, fast paced environment.

A proven track record of business development will be essential. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside the Partners of the firm who will invest in your ideas and facilitate further growth in the private client department. There is potential for Partnership for the right candidate.

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OTHER VACANCIES

Herrington Carmichael do not have any other vacancies at present, however any speculative enquiries can be addressed to Kate Hardesty, HR Manager at kate.hardesty@herrington-carmichael.com

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