Vacancies

HERRINGTON CARMICHAEL LLP

Office Assistant, Camberley
Due to an internal promotion we are looking to recruit an Office Assistant to provide support for our fast paced Camberley office.  This is a busy and varied role within a progressive law firm.

The successful candidate will carry out a range of administration tasks to support the team.  Duties will include photocopying, preparing initial paperwork, ordering stationery, collecting the DX, sorting and franking the post, covering reception, as well as providing other ad-hoc duties to the team.  Additionally basic secretarial support may be required.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are capable of working on their own initiative whilst being a strong team player.  An eye for attention to detail will be essential as will excellent IT skills, and a reasonable typing speed.

Applicants must possess at least 5 GCSE’s Grade A* to C including Maths and English.  Experience of working in a legal environment is not essential, although experience within an office environment will be an advantage.  Candidates will be required to travel to our Wokingham office as required, so a car and a full driving license are essential.

To apply please send your CV to Kate.hardesty@herrington-carmichael.com stating why you think you would be suitable for the position.

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Float Legal Secretary
We are looking to recruit a Float Legal Secretary to work across our two offices. Although you will be based in Camberley you will be required to travel to our Wokingham office to cover as necessary.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary or an LPC student who is looking to work across a range of departments. The successful candidate will have experience of working within a legal environment.

Key Responsibilities:
Provide a full legal secretarial service to a variety of departments including:
• typing letters and producing legal documents
• working from notes dictated onto audiotape
• answering telephone calls, letters, faxes and e-mails
• organising diaries and making appointments
• preparing court forms and statements
• dealing with enquiries from clients
• filing and other general clerical work
• Providing holiday cover for reception
• Providing holiday cover for the Office assistant

Key Skills:
• excellent secretarial skills
• knowledge of law and legal procedures
• computer literacy
• a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
• discretion, for dealing with confidential information
• a good standard of spelling and grammar
• the ability to work to deadlines
• the ability to work well as part of a team and also on your own
• a polite, helpful manner

Salary dependent upon experience. For further details or to submit a CV email Kate.hardesty@herrington-carmichael.com

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Office Assistant, Residential Property, Camberley

We are currently looking to recruit a Residential Property Administrator to provide support for our fast paced Residential Property department based in our modern office in Camberley. The department deals with a large number of transactions each year so this is a very busy role within our progressive law firm.
Tasks will include:

  • File opening and closing – requiring excellent attention to detail
  • Liaising with clients & lenders prior to completion to finalise accounts and to generally deal with completion of a transaction. 
  • Registrations at the Land Registry.
  • Redeeming lender’s charges, balances to clients and settling estate agents’ fees after completion.
  • Dealing with Land Registry enquiries.
  • Dealing with lender’s requirements after completion and dealing with deeds after completion


Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are capable of working on their own initiative whilst being a strong team player. An ability to consistently maintain high standards will be essential as will excellent IT skills.

Applicants must possess at least 5 GCSE’s Grade A* to C including Maths and English. A full driving licence is also essential. Experience of working in a legal environment is not essential, although experience within an office environment will be an advantage. Data entry skills will also be essential.
If you are interested in applying please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you feel you are suitable for the position to Kate Hardesty, HR Manager at Kate.hardesty@herrington-carmichael.com Salary will be dependent upon experience. We also offer free car parking, pension and a bonus scheme.

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Helpdesk Engineer

As a leading legal services provider Herrington Carmichael LLP is serious about the quality of its IT provision.

The firm has an ongoing technology investment and training program to provide the latest technology to our staff, who are then equipped to deliver cost effective legal advice and solutions to our national and international clients.

Due to the significant growth the firm has achieved we are now seeking an additional Helpdesk Engineer to add to our small in house IT support team.

This is a wide ranging role and you will become the primary point of contact on the firms IT Helpdesk system, assisting users with a wide range of sophisticated technologies. You will be regularly driving between our main Camberley and Wokingham offices as well as occasionally visiting our new London offices. You will liaise with the rest of the team to deliver excellent customer service.

Additionally we have many new IT projects already planned for 2018 which you will gradually become involved in.

For the right self-motivated candidate who is eager to gain a broad range of experience, this is a rare opportunity to really develop your IT career.  Training will be provided as necessary and you will be gaining genuine experience using the very latest IT infrastructure technologies from leading IT vendors.

In order to fill this role you will already have significant experience of troubleshooting and assisting users with:

• Web browsers
• IT security principles
• HP Laptops and PC's
• IP Telephony systems
• User account provisioning
• Microsoft Windows 7/8/10
• Microsoft file and print services
• Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
• Windows Server 2008R2 and 2016 technologies

Training will be given as necessary though some exposure to the following technologies, particularly to Citrix and thin clients would be an advantage,

• Citrix Xen App
• HP Thin Client's
• CISCO telephony
• VMWare administration
• Veeam Backup administration
• Active Directory administration
• 3rd party Microsoft Office Add in’s
• Exclaimer/Disclaimer email signatures
• Mimecast email anti-spam and anti-virus

Familiarisation with some of the following user applications would be useful though is not essential.
• Envision
• Tikit PfW
• Workshare
• CCH TrustTax
• DPS One Office
• Apple iPhone's/iPad's
• Olympus digital dictation
• One Advanced Laserform

You will need access to your own car and have a full UK driving licence as you will be regularly visiting our offices. Travel to London will be mostly on public transport. You will be reimbursed for your travel expenses.
So if you feel that you want a challenge and to gain considerable exposure to the leading software vendors products please send your C.V. and covering letter to Kate Hardesty, HR Manager at Kate.hardesty@herrington-carmichael.com

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Corporate and Commercial Paralegal

Herrington Carmichael LLP is a full service commercial firm and is growing fast. Our Corporate & Commercial Department is listed in the Legal 500 for the Thames Valley and is at the heart of the firm’s ambitious growth plans. We pride ourselves on being business lawyers offering long term support to our clients.

We’re looking to expand our Corporate & Commercial Department and are looking for a Paralegal to assist the team.

The Paralegal will act as an administrator for the firm’s registered office/SAIL address service, carry out company searches, assist with providing management company handover service, provide assistance with statutory register write ups and provide due diligence assistance to the department.  You will also provide assistance to the departmental secretary with invoicing, accounting enquiries, typing etc and general departmental support

The role would suit a candidate with an interest in progressing their career within Company Commercial law.  Successful candidates will need to demonstrate a good knowledge of the Companies Act 2006 and basic corporate governance requirements. They will possess good numeracy and literacy skills, excellent IT skills and a flexible approach to working as occasional long hours are required.

Applicants must be willing to undertake further training in company secretarial/corporate governance for example qualifying as a CLT Specialist Paralegal in Company Law; ICSA Company Secretarial Practice which will be funded by the firm.

Based in our Wokingham office with occasional travel to our Camberley office, this is 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.

Competitive salaries and generous bonus schemes, pension contributions and holiday entitlements are on offer. To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to:- Kate Hardesty kate.hardesty@herrington-carmichael.com

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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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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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