CAREERS AT CARTER BOND

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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.

Current Vacancies

Corporate Commercial Solicitor

Job Description

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
  • Forward-thinking
  • 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.

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  • The General Data Protection Regulation (EC 2016/679) and the Data Protection Act 2018 give you certain rights in relation to our use of any personal data about you which you provide to us or which we obtain about you. We will use this data to contact you, to assess your suitability for any role for which you apply, to verify the accuracy and completeness of the information you supply to us and to comply with our legal and regulatory requirements. If we use your data in the future for any other purposes, they will not be incompatible with these purposes. Should we be unable to offer you the position you are applying for, you can ask us to keep your application on file for 6 months and to contact you should a position with Carter Bond Solicitors arise which we think you may be suitable for. A full explanation of how we use personal data, as well as a summary of your legal rights, can be obtained by reviewing our Privacy Notice, here. We recommend that you review the Privacy Notice prior to submission of your application. Some of the information you provide to us may fall within “special categories” of sensitive personal data, which are subject to heightened protection. This includes information about your health and any disabilities, or information which discloses your racial or ethnic origins or your political or religious beliefs. You are not required to consent to our processing of this data for the purposes set out above, but we may not be able to consider your application unless you do so.
 

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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.

Our culture

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
I joined the firm in 2019 to assist Carter Bond with marketing and developing the company’s presence. This gave me a great opportunity to learn more about the business, and how it operates. We have made significant progress since I have started, and the firm continues to grow and develop at an amazing pace. Working with Reena and the team has been a wonderful experience that I deeply cherish.
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!

Joanna Bowles | PA / Legal Assistant
I joined Carter Bond in February 2021. I worked with Reena and Surbhi at another law firm previously for 4 years and I feel very fortunate to be working alongside them both again as we make a great team, and we have a brilliant relationship both professionally and personally.

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

I joined the firm in March 2020 as part of a Work Experience Placement, working on a migration project.

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 Carter 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.

Katie Horrod - Solicitor

I joined Carter Bond in October 2021 as a Commercial and IP Solicitor having previously worked in-house for a number of years. I qualified in 2021 and was looking for a firm to take me on. Being a newly-qualified solicitor can be scary but Carter Bond welcomed me with open arms. Everyone is so easy to talk to and are always there for you if you have any questions – no matter how stupid they are! I look forward to being able to grow with Carter Bond over time.

 

Mitin Bhalsod - Trainee Solicitor

I joined the firm as a Paralegal in November 2021 with my training contract commencing the next year. The firm has an open plan environment and the team is tight nit and supportive of its junior team members whilst providing access to interesting and challenging work. There is a friendly, approachable atmosphere between experienced solicitors and support staff at all levels who together provide clients with excellent service and solutions to their legal matters.

Jennifer Celinoflores - Legal Assistant

I joined Carter Bond Solicitors in March 2022. I previously worked on-site and had doubts about working off-site. Due to the pandemic, I needed to prioritise my family’s safety. All the doubts in my mind were immediately replaced by gratitude and appreciation when I started working with the team. I love the culture and everyone on the team. They are very supportive, accommodating, and professional. I will forever be grateful for working here and hoping to have long-term future with this fantastic team.

Ashali Herai - Legal Administrator

I joined Carter Bond in February 2022 after graduating from university. As a Legal Administrator, it has been a pleasure to support the firm’s solicitors across a broad range of practice areas. The team has been extremely welcoming which is evidence of Carter Bond’s supportive working environment. I appreciate how all members of staff have provided me with learning opportunities and the chance to ask lots of questions. My greatest takeaway is the team’s incredible work ethic and dedication to deliver an excellent client service.

Mia Smith - Executive Assistant

I joined Carter Bond Solicitors as an Executive Assistant to the Managing Director in March 2022 and I am over the moon with the way things are going. This firm is not your ordinary firm, we are not the typical law firms that you may get in the City or the type where we just get the work done. The team at Carter Bond have made me feel so comfortable. They welcomed me with open arms, I feel like I have worked here for years on end. Having experienced in working within the legal profession, I am proud to say that Carter Bond is exactly what I have been looking for.

I am excited for my future here at Carter Bond!

Hiba Bouhlani - Paralegal

I joined the firm as a paralegal hoping to practice and expand my knowledge in company and commercial law in readiness to start my training contract later on in the year. The team have provided me with the opportunity to work on exciting and challenging transactions and sharpen my soft skills as a lawyer. Each team member is compassionate, diligent and highly skilled yet there is no hierarchy – everybody here genuinely works as a one tight unit!

GET IN TOUCH

For more information, or to discuss your requirements, please contact our team on +44(0) 20 3475 6751 or info@carterbond.co.uk