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2nd Junior Barristers' Clerk / Practice Manager / Admin Assistant

Employer
ABC Chambers Solutions
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is an excellent opportunity to start a lucrative, well respected and enjoyable career as a Barristers' Clerk.

There is not much (correct) information on the internet about what the role of a clerk is, so please get in touch if you would like to know more. In its simplest terms, a Barrister is a Lawyer/Advocate who argues cases in court and can advise clients on legal issues, and a clerk is their Agent behind the scenes who is sorting everything out. At a junior level, this includes a lot of administrative tasks, similar to that of an Office junior or Admin Assistant in other industries, however, there is much more career progression offered as you will begin negotiating barrister's fees, allocating work and managing each barrister's individual practice as well as developing business for Chambers.

Please see the job description below;

Our client provides first-class advocacy and advice. The main areas of law in which they work are Family, Chancery, Commercial, Employment, Property, PI & Clinical Negligence, Immigration and Public Access. They are serious about providing a tailored, personal service, specific to client needs and by being fair, flexible and transparent on fees and working in pro-active partnership with their professional and lay clients.

Hours: 09:00-18:00

Salary : c£25,000 (depending on experience)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Chambers currently require a full-time 2nd Junior Clerk to join its dynamic team. The successful applicant can expect a salary of circa £25k per annum based on relevant experience. We are seeking a clerk with an efficient professional manner, a good standard of education and proven communication skills.

The main areas of law covered within Chambers are Family, Chancery, Commercial, Employment, Property, PI & Clinical Negligence, Immigration and Public Access. On a day to day basis the role will include assisting in managing the diaries of members of chambers and you will have the full support of your line manager. You will also take an active role in the practice development of the members along with their continued marketing and business development. Previous experience as a Barristers Clerk is desirable but not essential.

Duties will include but are not restricted to:

* Providing general support to the Senior Clerk as and when required in all aspects of clerking members

* Dealing with incoming and outgoing post & DX

* Acting as a point of contact to members for their administrative support

* Liaising with solicitor clients to arrange conferences and general appointments including the fixing of cases in courts and tribunals and generally handling difficult diary problems that may arise

* Accurately recording data on chambers' case management software to ensure that all records are up to date

* Maintaining and developing effective relationships with solicitor clients

* Negotiating barristers fees and allocating work to members without the supervision or prior authorization of the Senior Clerk in appropriate circumstances

* Assist in billing family fees under the Family Advocacy Scheme

* Assist in billing using the LAA's online billing Client Cost Management System (CCMS);

* Assist in managing and re-submission of rejected claims to the LAA.

* Understanding and applying the Equality and Diversity code, as this applies in respect of your duties in clerking members

* Playing an active and influential role in the future success of Chambers

It is desirable, although not essential, for applicants to also have;

* Knowledge of civil/Family fees including CFA's and dealing with Public Access cases would be desirable

* Experience of managing diaries and negotiating fee's with clients.

* Strong working knowledge of the range of family/civil funding including Immigration fees, conditional fees and High-Cost legal aid cases

* An understanding of the Advanced Meridian MLC system.

The successful applicant will be;

* Ambitious and motivated and used to working within a commercially focused team providing a bespoke service to members and clients

* A confident communicator with an ability to develop client relationships and generate new work streams

* Well presented

* Excellently organised and able to prioritize work correctly

* Calm and efficient under pressure

For all enquiries please contact:

ABC Chambers Solutions LLP - (phone number removed) The Cursitor Building, 38 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1EN
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