People are the cornerstone of our success.
We are always looking for talented and motivated individuals to join us, whether as barristers, pupils or as part of our Practice Management and Chambers Support teams.
Hardwicke embraces a philosophy of putting people first, and we work with all of our barristers and members of staff to help them reach their potential.
What’s it like to work at Hardwicke?
Hardwicke’s ethos as an organisation and a place of work is to put a very strong focus on people. We often refer to ourselves as the “Hardwicke family”. Not only do we invest heavily in the career development of both our staff and our barristers through accredited training, but our approach to working together is to be inclusive, respectful, approachable and innovative.
Some examples of how we support our internal culture and engagement include our regular Hardwicke lunches (funded by chambers), social drinks at nearby venues on Thursday evenings, tea parties for birthdays and other occasions, ping pong evenings, lunchtime outings to local cultural sights, many fundraising events for charity and the Hardwicke Fit Club.
Comments from barristers and staff as part of our recent Investors in People assessment included:
“What I love about working here is the atmosphere and the feeling of us all being of equal importance.”
“There is a real desire for flexibility to help us as parents… very unusual and comforting.”
“The management here have a creative approach. I loved it when they brought in actors to teach us skills related to fair interviewing techniques.”
“Managers are amazingly dedicated and thoughtful.”
“Even if someone is completely new to the job, his or her ideas are listened to, and there is a lot of trust.”
“They want to help us live the lives we want.”
“This is the best example I know of a chambers evolving as a business, rather than the stereotypical ‘old boys’ club’.”
“We can become what we want to be.”
Equal opportunities and CSR
We are committed to equal opportunities and strive for equality of access and retention. We were delighted to be awarded the Diversity League Table Chambers of the Year award in 2011 and 2012 and our corporate social responsibility (CSR) team has been working with the Inner Temple’s Pathways to Law and with the Eversheds Unlocked programmes to promote access to the law to students from a wide range of backgrounds. We are also Stonewall Diversity Champions, Gold accredited by Investors in People and a London Living Wage Employer. To find out more, please visit our CSR and Equality & Diversity pages.
We ask anybody who applies for a position at Hardwicke (be it as a barrister, pupil, mini pupil, work experience student or member of staff) to complete our Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire.
If you want to find out more about an exciting career with us, please follow the links to the left or contact Chief Executive, Amanda Illing.