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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Finance Director

Herrington Carmichael LLP is a full service commercial firm and is growing fast. We have in excess of 90 staff over our two offices and are in the Legal 500. 

With the impending retirement of our Finance Partner, we are seeking a strategically minded Finance Director to work alongside the Managing Partner and Strategy Partner with responsibility for all financial aspects of the LLP’s strategy.

If you have proven experience in financial management, and are looking for your next exciting challenge, we would like to hear from you.

Key responsibilities include:

• Manage the LLP’s s accounting function
• Provide leadership to the Exec’s Finance and Accounting strategy to optimise the LLP’s financial performance.
• Lead and develop the finance/accounts team.
• Ensure Solicitors Account Rules are adhered to at all times.
• Produce monthly and annual accounts to agreed deadlines.
• Review tax returns and deal with any taxation issues that arise.
• Ensure budgets for I.T. equipment are adhered to.
• Manage and lead the I.T. team, taking overall responsibility for the I.T. function within the LLP
• Act as a reference point for VAT issues.
• Help develop use of LLP’s Practice Management system.
• Liaise with LLP’s Bankers and Auditors.

The successful candidate will have:

• ACA/ACCA qualified
• Excellent project management skills
• In depth knowledge of the Solicitors Accounts Rules and the issues concerning client money
• High-level interpersonal skills

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to:- Kate Hardesty at kate.hardesty@herrington-carmichael.com.

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Practice Manager

Herrington Carmichael LLP is a full service commercial firm and is growing fast. We have in excess of 90 staff over our two offices and are in the Legal 500. 

We are seeking an experience Practice Manager to ensure the smooth day to day running of the LLP in respect of office facilities, Health & Safety and non legal administration in order to facilitate the effective delivery of its legal services..

If you have proven experience in high level administration and excellent organisational skills, and are looking for your next exciting challenge, we would like to hear from you.

Key responsibilities include:

• Responsible for Health & Safety within the LLP
• Co-ordination and management of reception and admin staff.
• Responsible for the LLP’s archiving and management of archivist.
• Overall responsibility for office maintenance and fit out when moves take place.
• Responsible for all office contracts including telephones and mobile phones.
• Responsible for all Firm’s insurances.

The successful candidate will have:

• Experience of developing and implementing systems to improve service and organisational performance and efficiency.
• Experience of managing a budget
• Previous experience of working in a law firm.
• Strong problem solving skills and the ability to work through other people.
• Proven organisational skills.
• High-level interpersonal skills.


To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to:- Kate Hardesty at kate.hardesty@herrington-carmichael.com.

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Marketing Manager - Wokingham

We are looking to recruit a Full-Time Marketing Manager to work in our Wokingham office.  You will be required to travel to our other office in Camberley as necessary and external events (some of which will be late afternoon/evening events). A full clean driving license is therefore essential.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Marketing Manager to work within our progressive law firm. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for taking the firms strategic goals and developing a full marketing strategy.  They will produce marketing implementation plans with details costings and timetables and will be able to demonstrate experience in this area.

The Marketing Manager will manage the development and implementation of the website to ensure promotion of the Brand and easy access to information about the firm.

Responsibility for the effective management and implementation of the firms marketing database. Be able to use the database to produce regular marketing reports. Analyse and oversee use of those reports to inform marketing forward planning and strategies.

Working with the Marketing Co-ordinator, they will ensure that all deadlines are met and that marketing objectives and plans are implemented on time and in line with plans.

Experience of working in marketing within a law firm is ideal but marketing of other professional services will also be considered.

Key Skills:

  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, InDesign, Photoshop and Publisher
  • Organised and able to work to strict deadlines
  • Experience in managing and using a marketing database 
  • Experience of ZoHo would be ideal, or a keen willingness to learn
  • Experience of management of people and data
  • Excellent inter personal skills and ability to accommodate and manage varying demands for marketing support.

Salary commensurate with experience.  For further details or to submit a CV email kate.hardesty@herrington-carmichael.com.

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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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