175 years and counting…
When, in 1935, Aldershot’s Walter Herrington and Camberley’s Graham Carmichael merged their legal practices, giving us the name we are now known for, the concept of a ‘one stop-shop’ law firm was common on every high street.
The high street and client needs have changed over the years, we now provide an increasingly specialist legal practice – with dedicated experts operating at the forefront of their individual areas of law. Whether we are working with a business or private clients, we are proud of our practical, deep understanding and professional teams in each of the legal disciplines. We are now based on Watchmoor Park in Camberley, where we are proud to be the largest law firm in Camberley and therefore the largest law firm in Surrey Heath.
We have invested in recruiting the best experts and administrative
support staff. We work hard to present opportunities for their
development so that they not only continue to offer clients the best service but we also retain them throughout their careers. Our trainee programme is one of the strongest for retention of lawyers in the UK and we are proud to take a longer-term approach to the individuals joining our firm.
We have stood the test of time and are proud of our commitment to providing clients with specialist legal services in Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire for over 175 years. We pride ourselves on providing the very best legal services and we have supported this by moving to more modern premises, taking on significant investment in infrastructure and technology to allow us to better anticipate change and act upon future trends.
Herrington Carmichael is one of our most active firms in the network. In 2017, they were awarded ‘Gold Member status’. They are expertly positioned to advise and assist organisations worldwide.
Our history of offering legal services to Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire dates back 175 years, the main growth came in the 70’s and the below shows the most recent mergers and acquisition for the firm:
1991 acquired Haye and Reid (Wokingham)
1994 merged with Pocknell Crick (Aldershot)
2000 acquired Fielding Griffith (Bagshot)
2003 merged with Southorns (Wokingham)
2004 merged with Stanbury’s (Fleet)
2005 merged with Metcalfe and Mather (Bagshot)
Our Property team continues to go from strength to strength, we boast one of the largest and most experienced team of property solicitors in the Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire region. We led a variety of quality, complex and high value property transactions throughout a record 2017.
Our strength in new build conveyancing, commercial investment property, residential development and real estate finance is shown through our growing list of active regional house builders and national developers.
Our hard work was recognised at the Thames Valley Property Awards 2018 – We were a finalist for Law firm of the Year – In which we received Highly Commended. In 2019 we were crowned Thames Valley Property Law Firm of the Year 2019.
Herrington Carmichael LLP‘s ‘commercially astute‘ lawyers provide ‘the high standards of service expected of a City firm‘ with ‘reasonable billings‘. The firm focuses on M&A transactions with an international element, as well as advising on share sales and purchases, corporate restructurings, company option schemes, shareholders’ agreements and other commercial arrangements.
Award winning legal advice
We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.