We are always on the lookout for people who are interested in joining our team. If you are interested in joining Sherbornes, please send a speculative CV and cover letter to


Role: Paralegal

Location: Cheltenham




Who we are

We are a specialist business legal practice who do what our competitors don’t, which is give legal advice with horse sense. We are engaged by clients ranging from small owner managed businesses to multi-national blue-chip organisations. We are proud to be practical, and guide our clients to achieve what they want, we don’t tell them what they cannot do.  We continue to grow, because our clients like what we do.


What we are looking for

YOU must have a qualifying law degree, perhaps the LPC, and you must demonstrate an understanding that the law books don’t always form a perfect match to the real business world.

YOU must have a sense of humour and want to work hard to be successful.

YOU must enjoy life and not take yourself too seriously.


What we offer

Think you can cut the mustard?

WE offer an environment which is flexible, supportive and most of all, great fun in the beautiful town of Cheltenham, cultural hub of the Cotswolds.

WE offer an office-based role as a paralegal, and if you are what you think you are, a training contract or legal apprenticeship in due course.


Apply with a cover letter along with your CV, saying why you fit the bill, and what you do in your spare time.


Starting salary: £24,000 dependant on experience 

Full time – Monday to Friday – 9:00am -17:00pm


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Corporate and Commercial Lawyer

Role: Corporate and Commercial Lawyer

Location: Cheltenham


Fancy a change? Fancy Sherbornes?
We’re looking for a Corporate and Commercial Lawyer


Your new firm
Every law firm tells you that they’re different…well at Sherbornes, we don’t. Instead, we focus on delivering a professional legal service to our clients in a way that we would want as clients.
Whilst we are predominantly a Gloucestershire based firm with years of experience in Corporate, Commercial and Employment law, we have clients nationwide that range from individuals, sole traders and newly incorporated companies to large household name PLC’s. Our modern, innovative and unique approach has earned us a spot among the best law firms in the county.
Our team is made up of highly experienced, hard-working lawyers with a practical and no-nonsense approach. In every field of law that we specialise in, there is one thread running through the firm; our commitment to ensure our clients receive pragmatic, business-focussed and straight-talking advice.
Regardless as to whether it’s corporate or commercial advice, we believe that our clients come to us wanting to know “if you were me, with what you know about the law, what would you do?” The words “If I were you” is exactly how we start our journey with our clients.

Why now?
We need to expand our corporate and commercial department at Sherbornes as our approach has resulted in sustained growth over the last 5 years.
We cannot stress enough that we are looking to recruit the “right” person.
Interested? Read below!

Your new role
This is an extremely varied role and the right person must be versatile. You’ve got to adapt; roll with the punches and whilst doing so, you have to think like a businessperson as well as like a lawyer.
You will have to be willing to deal with all the nitty-gritty ranging from drafting shareholder agreements and articles for newly incorporated companies, to negotiating multi-million-pound corporate acquisitions, disposals, equity fundraising deals etc. and yes…we also answer the phone, manage our own diaries, and make our own coffee. On the commercial side, most of our clients are owner-managed SME’s and we advise, review and assist on all day-to-day contracts their businesses require, from terms of business to supply agreements and everything in between. Whilst some commercial experience would be desirable, if you’ve not worked on the whole spectrum of commercial contracts then don’t worry; if you have the right attitude and approach, then we’ve got a team in place to support you.
Although it’s a full-time job, the working hours can and will be flexible. Quite simply, if you’re busy making your clients happy…then we’re happy!

What you’ll need to succeed
The fact that you were the head girl/boy at Oxbridge, coming out with a first-class degree and having 25 years’ experience in a mahogany panelled law firm will not set our world alight. What will, is your
attitude and approach on how you are prepared to use the law in order to achieve what your client wants. That, combined with your personality, is what we are looking for.
Of course, you will need a solid grounding to work with us, to immediately take on a case load and assist our clients whilst also developing yourself as part of the team. Also, you will need a sense of humour; if you can take your work seriously, whilst not taking yourself seriously, then you’ll fit right in with us!
You’ll notice that we haven’t focussed on what university you went to, what degree you came out with and how many years “PQE” you have. This is because we are completely flexible at Sherbornes. What matters is that you fit in with the team and that you have something new to bring to the firm.

This role is, however, based in Cheltenham. We are genuinely a team and we work as such, so if you don’t currently live a commuting distance from our lovely spa town, then you should be willing to relocate.

What you’ll get in return
• A flexible, fun and relaxed working environment
• Competitive salary and bonus scheme (not restricted like most firms)
• Hybrid working
• Work with a top calibre Legal team

Sounds good?
Apply by setting out why you are the best person for the job in a cover letter with your CV.

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