As a practice committed to growth, Cartmell Shepherd is keen to attract employees who can demonstrate and deliver the high standards of client care to which the firm is committed. If you are a lawyer or legal professional seeking a change, please see the Professional Staff section. There is also advice for those wishing to Train for a Legal Career, and a section on Opportunities for Undergraduates, plus the firm’s regular need for Office and Professional Support Staff.
Cartmell Shepherd is always pleased to hear from Solicitors and other legal professionals interested in joining the practice.
Whether you are presently living in the region, or are considering a relocation to Cumbria, you are invited to get in touch. On offer are the benefits of a first-class living environment, and high-quality legal work within an expanding, modern practice.
Training for a Legal Career
Awarded Lex 100 winner status in three categories for 2016, trainee solicitors at Cartmell Shepherd benefit from a varied and structured training programme which encompasses all the specialisations of a major regional practice.
The firm usually recruits two trainee solicitors each year, with applications being received throughout the year for engagement two years later. Application is by submission of a CV and covering letter to Christine Haughan either via post to our head office (Viaduct House, Carlisle CA3 8EZ) or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The application window for the 2019 training contracts opens on the 1st October 2016 and closes on the 31st July 2017.
Opportunities for Undergraduates – Vacation Placement Scheme
Work placements at Cartmell Shepherd are available to students. The aim is to give potential trainee lawyers experience in legal practice work through the firm’s broad range of specialist services, normally taking place from June to September each year.
As you might imagine, there are considerably more applications than placements available. However, please don’t let this put you off from applying. To apply submit your CV with a covering letter to Christine Haughan either via post to our head office (Viaduct House, Carlisle CA3 8EZ) or by e-mail to email@example.com , from the 1st October 2016. The application window for vacation placements closes on 31 March 2017.
Successful candidates will be contacted after the closing date.
Office and Professional Support Staff
Secretarial and Support Staff
Secretarial and other support staff are essential to the smooth-running of the practice. Although Cartmell Shepherd does not always insist on applicants having a legal background, experience in a professional environment will definitely help. Vacancies are advertised in the local press or here on our website.
We currently have the following roles available: