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Our team is our strength

The working environment is one of collaboration, support and flexibility. We embrace diversity and encourage creativity. We work together to provide excellent client service. We are looking to recruit people who will reinforce and enhance this culture and help to build a sustainable and successful business.

We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package but, more than that, we offer a friendly, progressive and thriving place to build your career.

We can provide:

• A choice between a London or St Albans location, or flexible working across both offices
• A competitive benefits package
• A long term career with opportunities for internal promotion
• Investment in learning and development
• A busy calendar of staff social events
• A strong corporate social responsibility ethos
• Regular staff benefits and well-being initiatives

If you are interested in joining us, please send your CV to careers@sherrards.com

AGENCIES: If we are recruiting for a particular vacancy, we will notify our preferred recruitment consultants. Please do not send CVs to us “on spec”. Any CVs received from agents without prior invitation will not be accepted as introductions in accordance with any terms of business that may be sent to us

Sherrards offers an alternative to the treadmill that is life in a City firm. We work with great clients on challenging and interesting work, and can provide a genuine work/life balance without having to sacrifice career aspirations. We offer clear career paths and developmental opportunities, working closely with the team in London and with the benefit of being based in our spacious offices in St Albans. Situated right next to the train station, the offices are ideally placed for people who live in Hertfordshire and North London, who are tired of the London treadmill and want to regain some balance to their lives without losing quality of work.

Please see all current vacancies below. Please email Joanne Perry for more information.

Company/ Commercial Lawyer – St Albans

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic solicitors to join our expanding corporate commercial team, based primarily in our St Albans office. Working directly for the lead partner in the team, Leigh Head, the role involves general commercial work as well as corporate/M&A deals. The team boasts an enviable client base, working for a range of clients of different sizes and sectors. Excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a close knit, supportive team, and to learn from the very best. The successful candidates will have general experience of both corporate and commercial work, in private practice (or exceptional in house experience). You will need between 3-8 year’s PQE, and strong training/experience from a boutique or medium-sized firm. The ability to cope in a fast-paced and pressured environment, whilst maintaining a calm façade for clients, is vital, together with strong drafting skills and a sense of humour!

Residential Property Solicitor – St Albans

An opportunity has arisen for an exciting role to work within a well established existing Real Estate team, specialising in residential conveyancing.

The role is suitable for a solicitor 3-4 years qualified or an experienced licenced conveyancer or legal executive.

You will be dealing with all aspects of residential real estate and residential development work, working alongside a partner and the head of residential real estate including a para-legal and assistants.  Aspects of the work will include running your own caseload from initial instruction through to post completion, taking on matters and being confident enough to progress, dealing proactively with work and providing an exemplary client service. In addition, there will be opportunity to work on development sites, setting up the legal documentation and collating legal sales packs.

Knowledge is required in the area of residential SDLT and the complicated workings of the Revenue rules.  Land Registry experience is required in respect of submission of the applications to the portal and drafting documentation accordingly.

Excellent IT skills are needed, the ability to run data sites, shared files and to use both Proclaim (Document Management System) and iManage (training will be given).

The team is hardworking and demanding however it is a rewarding department to be part of.

CVS FROM AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED FROM OUR PREFERRED SUPPLIERS. UNSOLICITED CVS WILL NOT AMOUNT TO AN INTRODUCTION OF THAT CANDIDATE AND WE SHALL ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY POTENTIAL FEES/COMMISSION.

PQE RANGES ARE GIVEN BY WAY OF GUIDANCE ONLY. APPLICATIONS FROM ALL LEVELS WILL BE CONSIDERED AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE GIVEN APPROPRIATE WEIGHTING.

Interested individuals should contact:

Joanne Perry

Joanne.Perry@sherrards.com 01727 832830 (St Albans) or 020 7478 9010 (London)

Strictly NO Agencies

Sherrards recognises the importance of those roles which support its fee earners, and values its business services staff equally to its lawyers. With offices in both St Albans and London, with many business services roles covering both locations, you can have the “best of both worlds”. We are currently recruiting for:

Finance Assistant £18-20,000

A fantastic training and development opportunity has arisen for a full time Finance Assistant within a leading Law Firm based in St Albans. As a member of the team, the individual will be working directly alongside the Finance Manager assisting in the creation and delivery of reports, assisting in the preparation of the month-end procedure and the preparation of management accounts in addition to other duties.

Previous Finance experience is ideal but not essential.

Experience or education to include a demonstrable understanding of business / accounting principles is desired.

Good Excel and number skills along with a good working knowledge of other MS packages is essential.

Key skills:

  • A passion and interest for numbers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Forward thinking and ability to use initiative.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues and carry out tasks effectively, knowing when to seek help, support and advice.
  • A calm, positive, can-do attitude.

Training and development opportunities will be provided where necessary to include an understanding of Solicitors Accounts Rules.

Interested individuals should contact:

Tracy Mehmet

tracy.mehmet@sherrards.com 01727 832830 (St Albans) or 020 7478 9010 (London)

Strictly NO Agencies

Sherrards recognises the value in organic growth, through recruitment and development of its trainees.

Thank you for your interest, however our intake for 2018/19 is currently full.

Interested individuals should contact:

Joanne Perry

Joanne.Perry@sherrards.com 01727 832830 (St Albans) or 020 7478 9010 (London)

Strictly NO Agencies

Over the next few years, Sherrards aims to significantly grow, both organically and through strategic lateral hires. Sherrards offers an alternative to the treadmill that is life in a City firm.

We are always interested in hearing from high calibre lawyers who are looking to move and develop their practise in a firm that can offer flexibility, autonomy, support and collaboration. Please send your CV with a covering note to Joanne Perry.

Interested individuals should contact:

Joanne Perry

Joanne.Perry@sherrards.com 01727 832830 (St Albans) or 020 7478 9010 (London)

Strictly NO Agencies