Join the Carter Bond team!
We are always always on the lookout for dynamic and innovative people both legal and/or dedicated support professionals to join our team. Please check out this page for upcoming opportunities and follow us on LinkedIn where they will also be posted.
Carter Bond Solicitors is a boutique legal firm based in North West London. We are young, dynamic and growing team. Our clients are national and international.
Our moto is simple: clear, concise and commercial advice which is what we pride. Whilst we’re large enough to advise on the complex matters, we’re also small enough to ensure that our people and our work are exceptional, without fail.
Corporate Commercial Solicitor
We are continuing to grow. This time we’re looking for a passionate and dedicated Corporate Commercial Solicitor to join our award-winning team here at Carter Bond Solicitors, a fast-growing firm based in North West London. We’ve seen solid demand in our Corporate practice over the last few months and we expect this to continue so are looking for a lawyer on our journey of growth.
The Future Team Member
You will be a self-starter and with great client skills as you’ll be working on many high value matters, protecting the interests of our clients and enabling them to make the right decisions for their businesses. You will become part of a small but very fast paced team who work together to hit targets.
You should ideally have the following:
- At least 5 years PQE
- Past experience in healthcare transitional work is desirable
- Be a motivated self-starter
- An eye for detail
- Excellent verbal skills
- Team management and organisation experience
- Ability to take initiative as an individual
- Interested in continual professional development
Clients praise us for our ability to deliver on the detail while seeing the big picture, and this will be reflected in your commercial approach. You’ll enjoy the cut-and-thrust of getting the deal done, while knowing that you’ve protected our clients’ wider interests as best as possible. An ability to communicate with straight-forward, jargon-free language is essential, as is a commercial and pragmatic approach.
Our Corporate Team
Who we are
We are a close-knit team. We are agile and pro-active in everything we do. We offer a supportive atmosphere, the opportunity for career progression, a competitive salary and we are always investing in career development training. We have an approachable team and our culture and core values are integrated in everything that we do. Our clients are national and international and from various industry and sectors which give us a breadth of experience.
We’ve experienced steady significant growth and in recognition of this and the quality of our advice, we have been shortlisted for and won a number of awards.
We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly believe in the diversity of our team.
Types of Work
Carter Bond Solicitors is divided into four core divisions: Corporate & Company Commercial, Employment, Litigation and Commercial Property. These divisions include several niche sectors allowing trainees to gain a similarly broad range of experience before deciding upon their preferred area of law.
Training Contract Programme
As a trainee solicitor within the firm you will be part of an enthusiastic team with a wide-ranging workload completing four different seats. We believe in your ability to have control over your own career path and to have an open, flexible and two-way review and appraisal process. Personal and professional training opportunities are regularly available to support you to achieve your career aspirations. We make an effort to make every member of staff feel like they are a valued member of the team and provide a close support network.
You also have opportunities to network and expand your skills to assist and take part in regular networking and social events allowing you to increase your confidence and to grow your own professional network.
Applications for 2021 should be received by 30 September 2021. Candidates are required to complete our online application form (see next drop-down link below)
Who should apply
You will have completed the Legal Practice Course (or will commence the course for completion in 2021), be self-motivated, able to demonstrate initiative and be a creative and innovative problem solver. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy, be confident in using IT systems, have good interpersonal skills and possess an interest in commercial business generally. At least 6 months paralegal experience in Corporate and Commercial Contracts is desirable.
Method of application:
Online application form (see next drop-down link below) and personalised 3 minute video of who you are, why you feel you would be a good candidate. This should be sent by email to email@example.com with subject “2021 Training Contract Application Video”.
Upon successful Video application, we will contact you to provide us with your CV and Cover Letter.
Stage 3 – Method of assessment:
You will be invited for group interviews and case study exercise.
Written exercise, interview with two partners of the firm including a 5-10 minute presentation (legal based or non-legal).
If successful, you will be invited back for a final interview with the Managing Partner and Training Partner.
Why join us?
We’re not the traditional law firm. We embrace change; we foster a culture of diversity, respect for the individual and the expression of talent. We are committed to offering a flexible and progressive working environment. Over the last few years we’ve had a number of people who have left larger City law firms and have joined us, craving a City firm feel with a work life balance.
We regard our culture as the primary driver of our success. Our people are our primary asset so we want them to flourish. Realise your potential and discover your difference with a secure, exciting and fulfilling career.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WORK AT CARTER BOND SOLICITORS?
Temi Ade-John | Dispute Resolution Partner
I joined the firm in 2018, having been a partner in a similar boutique practice before relocating to the Caribbean and developing a practice in Trinidad & Tobago. Having resumed practice in the UK in 2016, I joined Carter Bond Solicitors as a consultant, with a view to developing the litigation and dispute resolution practice at the firm. It was an opportunity and responsibility that I seized with gusto, and we were soon being instructed to act in a number of wide-ranging and complex disputes, varying from IP and company commercial disputes to insolvency and property litigation. I was made a partner at Carter Bond Solicitors in 2020 and we now have a significant dispute resolution practice, which continues to grow.
Naju Chowdhury | Solicitor
I joined the firm in October 2019 having undertaken contentious and tax work previously. I completed seats in litigation and also corporate law but for a newly qualified solicitor to either choose a specialist area or move to a different practice area can be daunting. I have been very impressed in the way the firm provides support in career development. My role offers great diversity and I specialise in corporate and commercial law in addition to leading the intellectual property department.
Howard Lewis-Nunn | Barrister & Partner
As an employment specialist I see a broad range of work. As well as advising businesses and their owners I also advise individuals on employment matters. I also provide advice on transactions for the transfer of staff. You have a lot of client contact at Carter Bond and so you can really get to know them and their business, which helps you to serve them better.
Jayesh Jotangia | Barrister
I’ve been associated with Carter Bond for over 4 years now and really enjoy being part of this friendly team. There are a number of things that puts the CBS team a cut above the rest though, however the sense of urgency on matters and keeping clients up to date at all times are aspects at the forefront for the firm. It’s always nice when a client re-instructs us no matter what, because at that stage you know you’ve done a very good job for them and have become a trusted professional for them.
Lena Thakrar | Commercial Property Partner
I initially joined the firm from a large City practice having worked on a variety of real estate transactions, ranging from retail parks and multi let schemes through to single let units as leasehold interests and freehold acquisitions and disposals. The ethos, client centric focus and commercial outlook at Carter Bond, provides a great driving factor to further my career here. I became a Commercial Property Partner in 2020 and look forward to developing this practice area within the firm with our clients at the forefront of everything we do.
Talha Fazlani | Business Development
Sonia Suman | Trainee Solicitor
I joined the firm in 2019 as a paralegal with my training contract commencing in April 2020. Everyone at Carter Bond Solicitors is friendly and approachable at all levels and the managing partner provides clear communication on the direction of the firm. I am grateful for the responsibility I am given and my own case files to manage as this in my opinion is the best way to learn in practice. Working for Carter Bond Solicitors has given me the chance to work with clients from a variety of sectors. During my training contract I have also had the opportunity to work alongside my colleagues who all have different levels of experience and expertise.
Hammad Naveed | Solicitor
I joined the firm’s corporate and commercial department, with the hope of expanding my experience in corporate M&A. Since joining, I have worked on a variety of transactions ranging from corporate share sales to business asset purchases in multiple sectors including retail and healthcare. Carter Bond promotes a positive outlook both internally and externally, which helps maintain good relationships with all of its key contacts, clients and suppliers and makes day-to-day working life much smoother. My colleagues are quite talented and friendly, contributing towards a supportive working environment, alongside systems and resources which are also very helpful. I find that I am able to comfortably get more work done in less time, and have a great day while doing it. I look forward to progressing my career with Carter Bond in the years to come.
Chris Gillie | IT Manager
I worked with Reena at another law firm before she set up Carter Bond, so I was pleasantly surprised and honoured that she turned to me to look after her IT, as opposed to turning to a more traditional IT service company. The firm has grown rapidly, and Reena has attracted a superb team to work there. I find it a pleasure to help all the people there, they are a genuinely friendly and lovely bunch of people to work with.
Surbhi Kansara | Office Manager and PA
I joined Carter Bond back in 2018 and worked with Reena at another law firm previously for 4 years. When I joined the firm there were only a handful of team members and I am pleased to say its been a wonderful journey seeing the team grow to over 15 people now. We are more like a “family” and have a great amount of respect for each other. It’s a pleasure to work alongside each and every one of them. Carter Bond is now 6 years old and Reena has done an amazing job to bring it to where it is today… I look forward to the future of CB and its new home!
Dhanisha Bharadia | Legal Assistant
I joined the firm in December 2019 and it has been most the challenging yet rewarding experience since working in the legal profession. The team here at Carter Bond are incredibly supportive and down to earth. Since joining, I have learnt a lot and continue to do so. At Carter Bond, we are encouraged to bring out the best in ourselves, be creative and think on our feet. I would like to thank Carter Bond for allowing me to join their team where I know I can grow.
Dalia Jamil - Solicitor
I joined Carter Bond Solicitors in March 2021, shortly after qualifying in February 2021. I was seeking a role which would enable me to work on a broad range of matters, and this role delivered! As a litigation solicitor my practice is extremely varied. The environment at Carter Bond has enabled me to collaborate with various departments, to draw on my colleagues’ expertise. This goes to the core of why I enjoy working at Carter Bond solicitors. The team is always willing to help one another, which enables each person to develop greater knowledge and grow as a solicitor.
Joanna Bowles | PA / Legal Assistant
Although it has not been long since I joined Carter Bond, I can say that the team are extremely hardworking, friendly, and dependable. My role offers great diversity which assists in my own personal development as well as my skills set within the legal field.
I look forward to establishing a long-term future at Carter Bond alongside my colleagues or the “Dream Team” as I like to call them.
Rahul Chauhan - Paralegal
This was my first role in the Legal Profession, and whilst I found the leap challenging, it was also the biggest blessing.
Carter Bond gave me experience, security, and stability at a time where everything was so uncertain and fragile.
I had just graduated and prospects of jumping into graduate roles were slim, but with the help and guidance of everyone here at Cater Bond, I managed to not only keep a role but progress up the ladder. Since joining I have progressed from Work Experience staff to Part Time Consultant, to Full Time Corporate Paralegal, so it’s safe to say this firm is all about quality and development!
I look forward to my future here at Carter Bond.
Enis Rifat - Consultant Solicitor
I have been a Consultant Solicitor with Carter Bond since October 2020 and previously had a working relationship with the firm for many years.
I specialise in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and my caseload is of a high quality with all the necessary resources provided by the firm to enable me to provide a service to a very high standard. I cannot overstate the level of client care and the extremely high standard of legal services provided by my colleagues and I have never hesitated to refer any existing or new clients to Carter Bond.
The service provided is that of a “City firm “but with the advantages of a local firm. I thoroughly enjoy working at Carter Bond as everyone is very friendly and welcoming to new colleagues and the support is excellent with help always available when needed. From the day I started, I immediately felt part of the team and I would recommend working at Carter Bond to anyone.
GET IN TOUCH
For more information, or to discuss your requirements, please contact our team on +44(0) 20 3475 6751 or firstname.lastname@example.org