About Us

Herrington Carmichael offers legal advice to UK and International businesses as well as individuals and families. Rated as a ‘Leading Firm 2024′ by the Legal 500 and listed in the Times ‘Best Law Firms’ 2024.

People lawyers for life and business.

Herrington Carmichael has worked hard over numerous years to create a culture that values service, relationships, growth, longevity and knowledge. While our legacy and ethos guides us, we are highly motivated to move forward in advancement and change, with innovation at the forefront of everything that we do. 

We understand that people and relationships are central to us being a leading provider of legal solutions. Our success and growth as a business has been achieved through taking the time to understand our people and our client’s needs – we want to be more than just lawyers.

We have ambitious plans to be a firm of the future, not losing sight of our traditional values of excellent service levels and strong technical ability which continues to be appreciated by our clients and that has made us the firm we are today.

As the world continues to change, we want to continue to grow with the investment in our people, technology, the local community, and our facilities. Our culture encourages individuality, openness, and diversity as we aim to inspire and be inspired. We want to continue finding the very best talent and developing opportunities for those from a variety of different backgrounds to allow them entry into the legal sector.

Our management uphold a clear ethos with three key elements:

  • Openness and clarity with each other and staff
  • Accountability at all levels
  • Continued investment into staff, the firm and clients. 

History & Milestones

Herrington Carmichael has been providing legal services in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and surrounding areas since the 1840’s.


Mission & Values

Our commitment is to our people and our clients. We want to be more than just lawyers. We are a people orientated firm who provide holistic solutions and first-class service to a diverse range of clients. 


Work & Life

We are committed to positively impacting the quality of life of the workplace and their families, as well as of the local community and society at large. We are also committed as a business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development. 

We intend to do so through:

A Comprehensive Training Programme
Local Community Involvement

Your career development is a major focus for us. We want you to feel like you can achieve anything. Whether you are a lawyer, or involved in the support activities across the firm, we want you to fulfil your potential and be given space to flourish.

You will have continuous development reviews, annual appraisals, and be given constant training and support options. We support people through professional training and to achieve qualifications as we want you to realise your potential and progress your career. We build annual learning and development plans to support people who want to hone in on or improve specialist skills. We have a significant budget available for training purposes, we have a clear Continuing Performance Review programme that focuses on setting clear goals for all staff, have clear routes through each stage of a career path to avoid stagnation. We also have a fund available that allows for specialism development within departments to allow for future growth of our service offerings.

We have partnered with various local organisations that works within our local community in Farnborough to improve the quality of life of those they work with. This includes people from low economic backgrounds, food banks, area clean ups, and more. 

We operate a CSR committee which generates ideas for initiatives, coordinates events and liaises with local organisations to raise funds, collect donations and provide support to our wider community. This is overseen by our CSR Partner and involves monthly meetings to allocate responsibility for gathering and sharing team ideas and delivery of these.

Each year, we create a CSR calendar to ensure that we have plenty of initiatives running throughout the year to support designated charities and our internal teams. 

We partner with a designated charity to identify ways in which they would benefit from our support. In addition, we work with various other charities throughout the year who benefit from particular events dedicated to raise funds and/or donations on an ad hoc basis.

    Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

    At Herrington Carmichael, we believe that diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI) are not just buzzwords but essential pillars of our success. A diverse and inclusive workplace fosters innovation, enhances client satisfaction, and strengthens our reputation as a leading legal firm.

    We recognise that a truly inclusive environment is one where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives. We are committed to creating a space where individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives feel comfortable and respected.

    Our DEI initiatives are not just about ticking boxes; they are about creating a culture of belonging where everyone can thrive. We are actively working to:

    • Access unconscious bias training to foster a culture of understanding and empathy.
    • Ensure equal opportunities for all employees, regardless of their background or identity.
    • Make our workplace physically and digitally accessible to all.
    • Recruit and retain diverse talent from all walks of life.

    We believe that a commitment to DEI is not just the right thing to do; it is also the smart thing to do. A diverse and inclusive workforce is more innovative, more adaptable, and better equipped to serve our clients’ needs.

    By creating a truly inclusive environment, we are building a stronger, more successful firm that reflects the communities we serve. 

    Every two years we host a diversity survey for all employees. You can see our latest results here. 

    Diversity Survey
    Our People

    Best Law Firms 2024

    Herrington Carmichael has once again been named in the Times Best Law Firms. We were first listed in 2023 and have once again made the Best Law Firms list for 2024.


    Best Law Firm 2024