Senior Practice Manager

Salary: up to £40,000pa (commensurate with experience)

We invite applications for the role of Senior Practice Manager (maternity cover) on a 12-month, fixed term contract.

This is an exciting opportunity which would be well suited to an established barristers’ clerk who is looking for an opportunity to develop their skills and experience in a more senior role.

As a senior member of our Practice Management Team, the successful applicant will report directly to, and deputise for, the Head of Practice Management and will have some line management responsibility. Prior employment at a mid to senior level within the clerking team of a barristers’ chambers is therefore essential.

Duties will involve dealing with the allocation of work across all practice areas and all levels of barrister seniority; dealing with day-to-day diary bookings; liaising with members of Chambers, courts and solicitors in respect of practice work; negotiating and billing fees; the supervision / line management of our practice managers and practice assistant.

We take pride in offering a supportive approach to flexible working. Existing arrangements for staff include:

  • part-time working
  • earlier or later start and finish times
  • hybrid/remote working.

A comprehensive induction and training programme will also be provided across Chambers’ practice areas.

Person specification

Essential

  • Experience of civil and criminal clerking
  • Knowledge and understanding of legal aid, private and conditional fee funding
  • Experience of supporting the development of barrister practices
  • Capable of effectively managing own workload and working under pressure
  • Ability to work as part of and support the leadership of a team
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Experience of LEX case management system or similar professional software

Desirable

  • Previous line management experience
  • Knowledge of Chambers’ practice areas
  • Knowledge and experience of clerking Public Access work
About Garden Court North Chambers

Garden Court North Chambers is a highly successful barristers’ Chambers committed to the advancement of social justice through adherence to the rule of law and the promotion of fundamental rights. Members of Chambers specialise in criminal defenceinquests and public inquiriesimmigration and asylumCourt of Protectionfamilyhousing and public law.

Chambers office hours are 9am to 6pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5.30pm Friday. Flexible working applications will be considered.

We offer excellent working conditions in a friendly and modern environment; training opportunities; a contributory pension scheme; and 25 days’ paid annual holiday in addition to statutory bank holidays and any weekday when Chambers is closed.

We occupy modern spacious premises in Blackfriars House, a Bruntwood Works pioneer building offering a collaborative working space with a library and podcast room, a high-spec auditorium and a communal lounge and independent coffee shop.

Chambers is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion at the Bar and as an employer.

Further information

Applications should be by detailed covering letter and C.V. via the “Apply Now” button below.

We encourage swift applications and will shortlist for interview upon receipt of sufficient applications.

For informal discussion, further information or to request that any reasonable adjustment be made in relation to your application, please contact: Annmarie Nightingale, Head of Practice Management at anightingale@gcnchambers.co.uk or 0161 817 6377.

Apply now

Chambers operates an equal opportunities policy and is happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to demonstrate their suitability for the above position.

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