Careers at HC

At Herrington Carmichael we aspire to create an environment that our employees want to come to and that adds great value to their overall wellbeing. 
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Herrington Carmichael has worked hard over numerous years to create a culture that values service, relationships, growth, longevitiy and understanding. While our legacy and ethos guides us, we are highly motivated to move forward in advancement and change, with innovation at the forefront of what we are doing. 

Our management upholds a clear ethos with three clear elements: 

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

Day-to-day at HC

Our ethos is further established through our open plan working environment to encourage knowledge sharing, forward thinking and ideas from all levels, and collaboration within and between teams. Each team has staff in ambassadorial roles that ensures teams have a say on key investments and the day-to-day life at the firm. We uphold and continue to work on a clear strategy with commitment to growth. There is also a focus on team structures that ensure that adequate support is available for all who need it. 

As much as we value hard work, we also enjoy having a good time! We host end of month drinks, have active sports teams (netball, cycling and football), host cricket matches and golf days, hold charity events and support awareness days, encourage networking groups, quiz nights, and an employee-run curry club!

We work within the community through local supply chains, local recruitment, partnership with Surrey Borough Council to sponsor local events, local colleges and universities, in-house forums for local business and we support charities. 

About Us
Herrington Carmichael has supported, encouraged, and believed in me throughout my almost 7 years at the firm. They have enabled me to not only grow my career and education, but also my family. Who says you can't have it all? Especially when you have a firm like Herrington Carmichael behind you. 
Mary-Jane Eldred

Benefits

We value our staff and reward hard work. As such, we pay competitive market rates compared to regional firms. We offer strong bonuses and reward success and hard work. 

Our benefits strongly promote overall wellbeing and work-life balance. We have recently added to our benefit offerings as well as honed down on existing benefits to make sure it works for our staff’s needs. 

25 Days Holiday

Plus an additional discretionary day over the Christmas break.

Perkbox

Access to an employee discount platform.

Free Car Parking

Free parking available at HC office business park premises.

Annual Service Awards

£50 gift voucher annually on your work anniversary.

Holiday Buy Back

Sell up to 3 days of holiday per annum back to HC.

Month End Drinks

HC organised office drinks to socialise and celebrate a month of hard work well done.

Sick Pay

SSP for first year, thereafter, 20 days discretionary sick pay per 12 month rolling period*.

Referral Fee

Client introduction and referral bonuses.

Pension

HC matches up to 5% of your salary.

Life Assurance

Lump sum equivalent to 4x salary paid to nominated dependants if an employee were to die while in service.

Weekly Fresh Fruit

HC has weekly fresh fruit deliveries for all staff to enjoy.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Purchase a bike or accessories over 12 months and save 32 – 42%.

Employee Assistance
Programme (EAP)

Provides support with mental, financial, physical and emotional well-being.

Discounted Gym Fees

Through FAC, you receive a 20% discount on memberships at Babylon Fitness Studio.

Legal Fees

Access to legal services at a reduced rate or for free*.

Recruitment Bonuses

Bonus paid to HC staff who introduce a successful applicant.

Long Service Award

Celebrate 5 year intervals with 2 extra holiday days per year and a £75 gift voucher.

Bonus Scheme

Significantly rewards Fee Earner performance.

HC Healthcare Benefits

Online GP access for shorter wait times.

Free eye tests and contributions towards glasses*.

Annual free flu jabs at HC HQ.

Maternity, Adoption &
Paternity Pay

100% of salary for the first 12 weeks of maternity and adoption leave, 50% for the next 12 weeks, thereafter statutory pay*. Full pay for two weeks of paternity leave.

Career Development

Growth is a huge value at HC and one we encourage all staff to pursue within their careers and personally. To support this, 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, and 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 made a commitment to grow and invest in our own through:

  • A trainee programme that has doubled to 28 trainees.
  • Diversifying and incorporating all available routes to qualification as a solicitor. 
  • Focussing on apprenticeships and trainee legal support schemes. 
My team suggested I do an accountancy course, funded and supported by HC. It was never something that I considered. It is now 3 years later and I am very pleased that I have received distinctions in both of the courses I have completed and am on my way to finishing my third. I am so grateful for not just the opportunity, but my team's belief in me and their constant support. 
Harriet Hagger

Flexible Working Policy

With collaboration and relationships as two of our core values, we believe that being in office together is essential to reaching our goals and giving room for individuals to grow and thrive in their roles. That is why we invested into modern, open plan facilities. Our offices in Farnborough have been designed to best serve our people and clients. 

However, we value work-life balance and know that people need the flexibility in order to achieve that. We have a flexible working policy that can be discussed based on departmental needs and role. 

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.  

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/herrington-carmichael

Best Law Firm 2024