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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.

Job title: Company/ Commercial Lawyer – St Albans

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic solicitor to join our expanding corporate commercial team based  in our St Albans office. Applicants between 5 and 8PQE (or equivalent) would be ideal for this role:

You will be 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 candidate will have general experience of both corporate and commercial work, in private practice (or exceptional in-house experience). You will need 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!

We can provide a great working environment with supportive colleagues and opportunities for growth and progression at a firm that really cares about you.

We know our website and marketing needs work which is why we have been working hard over the past few months with a top digital agency on a very exciting rebrand (to be launched shortly) which means we will finally look like the top tier law firm we are!

We believe it is important for all of our colleagues to have objectives to work towards and we pride ourselves on helping our staff achieve them, be they personal or career objectives. We want to make sure you work to live, not live to work.

Salary will be dependent on experience, and we offer support and encouragement for you to grow your career, enhance your experience and achieve your ambitions.

If you are interested or would like to find out more, contact joanne.perry@sherrards.com

 

Job title: Residential Property Lawyer (4+ PQE) – St Albans/London/Home

We are looking for our next ‘Sherrards person’. This is what we call our colleagues who shape our culture and fit with our values. We don’t like legal jargon and like to make sure our advice and work is beautifully straightforward, always.

We are recruiting for several residential property lawyers for both our St Albans & London teams.

You will be 4 years PQE+ (or thereabouts) and will work closely with the leading partners in the team, Caroline & Asha. The role is to cover general commercial property transactions, with a particular focus on landlord and tenant for retail/leisure sector clients. We work with some really great HNW clients in St Albans, London & internationally.

You should be able to work independently and take initiative, as well as being a ‘team-player’ and willing to work collaboratively with team members across the firm and across our offices.

We hope you will help to build the team by supervising and developing the more junior members of the team too.

Do we tick your boxes?

We offer flexibility to work from the office and home. We can provide a great working environment with supportive colleagues and opportunities for growth and progression at a firm that really cares about you.

We know our website and marketing needs work which is why we have been working hard over the past few months with a top digital agency on a very exciting rebrand (to be launched shortly) which means we will finally look like the top tier law firm we are!

We believe it is important for all of our colleagues to have objectives to work towards and we pride ourselves on helping our staff achieve them, be they personal or career objectives. We want to make sure you work to live, not live to work.

If you are interested or would like to find out more, contact joanne.perry@sherrards.com

 

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”.

To this effect, we are currently recruiting for 3 apprentices with Oaklands College.

See below to find out more about these roles and details of how to apply via Oaklands.

Marketing Administrative Apprentice:
You will support the Head of Marketing & the Sherrards Marketing team with various administrative duties. You will have to work on multiple projects at the same time, meet deadlines and maintain a high level of accuracy. You must be organised, creative, analytical and pay attention to detail. These skills are critical to ensure the smooth running and coordination of the department’s activities. Head to Oaklands website to find out more & apply!

Finance Apprentice:
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a Leading Law Firm in the Finance Team in St Albans. You will be providing support to the Finance Team and will work directly alongside the Finance and Credit Control Managers within the firm. Alongside this, you will also be working towards completing your Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship.

Front of House Apprentice:
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a Leading Law Firm in St Albans. As a member of the Front of House Team you will assist in the delivery of exceptional client experience by providing general reception/ hospitality support and assist with core administrative support to all departments within the business.

Please apply for the above vacancies by heading to https://www.oaklands.ac.uk/apprenticeships and following their processes.

 

 

We are also looking for a post completion assistant:

Job title: Post Completion Assistant
Location: Based in the Property department, primarily at the St Albans office. The post will require work around 3 days in St Albans and up to 2 days in London according to the workload.
Reports to: Commercial Property Partner
Hours: 37.5 per week (9:00 – 17:30 Monday to Friday). Part time applicants may be considered.
Contract type: Permanent
 

Overview of Role

To effectively undertake the registration of purchase transactions within priority periods and deal with file closure for purchase and sale files. To also assist with any post-completion queries by clients on closed files.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Submitting Charge Registration applications to Companies House within prescribed time limits
  • Preparing and lodging SDLT returns and discharging SDLT due within prescribed time limits
  • Preparing and lodging AP1 and FR1 applications at the Land Registry within priority periods
  • Dealing with any requisitions within HMLR time – limits with assistance of fee-earners
  • Updating and responding promptly to any queries raised by mortgage lenders and clients on progress of registrations
  • Chasing Landlords and Management companies for receipts Notices of Assignment/charge and dealing with any further enquiries raised with assistance of fee-earner where necessary
  • Sending completed registrations and any necessary deeds/indemnity policies to clients and/or mortgage lenders
  • Updating the team on changes to the Registration process
  • Ensuring that the Land Registry portal terms and conditions are met when lodging applications
  • Managing the repayment of retentions on leasehold files
  • Highlighting to the Supervisor and/or Head of Department any case where there is a risk of removal from the lender panel or a negligence claim.

Email joanne.perry@sherrards.com to apply.

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

Thank you for your interest, however we are not currently accepting applications for training contracts.

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