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.
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.
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
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 | Head of Operations
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 | Head of Marketing and Client Relations
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.
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.
Hiba Bouhlani - Trainee Solicitor
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!
Kate Beech - Partner
I joined the firm in January 2022 as a corporate partner in our healthcare team, specialising in the sale and purchase of dental practices but also handling corporate sales and purchases of other healthcare businesses. There is a real feeling of a team here at Carter Bond, with everyone helping each other out to ensure that the client’s needs and services are met. It is also such a happy team too, friendly and inviting.
Whilst some of the team work in the office, others, like myself, work remotely. At no point, do I feel that I am not part of the team and indeed, given the excellent communication and systems that we have in place, those that didn’t know, would assume I was in the office too.
Carter Bond is also a firm of solicitors that is forward looking, whether that is looking at ways to improve our service to clients, what systems we can put in place or as to the staff we employ. All with the focus of providing the best service. We are also a young firm that makes how we operate dynamic and adaptive, and I look forward to the years ahead.
Queeny Dela Cruz - Legal Assistant
I joined Carter Bond Solicitors in July 2022. I previously worked as a Customer Service Representative which is totally different to my job description here. I feel immensely grateful for the opportunity that the company has given me and appreciate all the new learnings and knowledge I am gaining from the moment I started my journey with them. I love how everyone is accommodating and understanding towards my situation, helpful in everything that I needed from them, how they are so passionate with their craft and very approachable regardless of their position and degrees. I look forward to working with them long-term.
Florence Dominique Saquin - Legal Assistant
I joined Carter Bond Solicitors in mid-July 2022. It is my first time working in a law firm and everything is new to me. My colleagues are very supportive, welcoming, easy to work with, and have strong work ethics.
Benita Brown - Solicitor
I have enjoyed working at Carter Bond Solicitors these past 5 months and it is a great place of work. At Carter Bond Solicitors, my Leaders trust me to work hard and make good decisions and I trust my Leaders to support and guide me. My colleagues and I also trust each other to work toward shared goals.
Carter Bond Solicitors is also an exciting place for me to work as it creates new strategies and workflows and introduces opportunities for growth and success. I am happy with Carter Bond Solicitors as it is an innovative organisation encouraging its employees to share their ideas and make suggestions. This gives me a sense of belonging.
Charlotte Harsent - Paralegal
I joined Carter Bond as a Paralegal in October 2022, with a view to starting my training contract in 2023. Since joining the firm, I have been afforded experiences across different transactions and practice areas, spoken to clients one to one, and attended an important networking event. I feel that my seniors have genuine respect and trust towards me, which has facilitated my progression and confidence in just a short amount of time. There is a real emphasis on learning and understanding the workings behind a transaction, and my seniors have made it clear that they always have time for any questions that I may have. The working environment is dynamic, inclusive, and forward-thinking and I have been made to feel part of the team from the very beginning.
Paul Harris - Senior Associate
I joined Carter Bond in May 2022 as a senior associate within our Healthcare Team.
Having worked for the same law firm for my whole legal career, my next move was really important to me and was something I was very apprehensive about. The team couldn’t have made me feel more comfortable and welcome.
There is such a positive culture within the firm, which Reena has clearly spent a lot of time cultivating and I think this stems from the fact that she really does lead by example.
The resources that are available here are far beyond what I have experienced previously, the result being that I am able to focus on fee earning work and ensuring I provide great service to clients.
Avni Shah - Administrative Assistant
I have enjoyed working at Carter Bond Solicitors the past month at a place where you feel you are at home. At Carter Bond the team of solicitors are super helpful when stuck. The trust between the Admin team and solicitors is so great. I have learnt so much in a month’s time that I would not have imagined to.
Carter Bond has surely made me feel welcome.
Connor Bryan - Senior Paralegal
Carter Bond was the obvious choice for me, and I was thrilled to be presented with an opportunity to join their healthcare team. There is a strong sense of ‘we and us, not I’. The Partners are all very approachable and there is no sense of hierarchy. All members of the team are fantastic, and the support team are ridiculously efficient, allowing me to fully focus on my fee earning and prioritising the clients.
The quality of work and the types of clients we get to work with on a daily basis at the firm are second to none. I will certainly be calling Carter Bond Solicitors ‘home’ for the foreseeable future, and can see myself here for the long-haul as the firm continuously grows and expands its footprint in the healthcare space.