(687) Arbitrators’ Practice Manager – Leading Commercial/International Law Barristers’ Chambers (London)

Role Categories: Professional Support
Role Types: Full Time
Role Locations: London (Greater)

£generous salary package inc bonus and benefits

Our client, is a leading Barristers’ Chambers based in Central London. Chambers has an outstanding reputation in each of its specialist practice areas across the whole remit of Commercial, Arbitration, Public and Public International Law. It receives consistent tier 1 rankings in the leading legal directories for its advisory and advocacy expertise.

Chambers seeks to appoint a highly suitable, dynamic individual to the position of Arbitrators’ Practice Manager, a role that heads-up and offers significant support to its first-class, Arbitration team.­­­­­­­

Practice Management

  • Efficient verbal and written client communication regarding new arbitration, mediation and expert appointment enquiries
  • Prepare Terms of Appointment; negotiating rates and terms with solicitors; collecting fees on appointment
  • Set up new files on LEX system and hard copy file; keep record of new appointments; conflict checking
  • Efficient diary management; co-ordinating hearing dates with solicitors and barristers’ clerks
  • Liaising with registrars of arbitration bodies and courts regarding listing matters and co-ordinating hearing dates
  • Organising preparation of court judgments with WP and proof-reading Expert Reports, Judgments and Awards
  • Booking and co-ordinating travel arrangements/business visas etc. for Arbitrators
  • Attending regular Team Leader meetings providing brief of new arbitrations and arbitrators’ workload generally. Providing annual arbitration statistics
  • Assist and co-ordinate Final Moot at the High Court liaising with HC officers arranging accommodation for the Moot Judges


  • Opening and administering arbitration deposit accounts; arranging payment of Tribunal’s fees and maintaining balance sheet
  • Administering arbitrators’ fee notes and projection of fees; liaising with accounts regarding fees; acting as link between arbitrators and accounts
  • Administering circulation of procedural orders and publishing Awards and collection of Tribunal’s fees

 Professional Development and Marketing

  • Promote Arbitrators with clients and arbitration bodies
  • Keep updated with changes to arbitration rules and procedures; attending conferences, seminars and networking receptions when required
  • Organise itineraries for visiting foreign judges and dignitaries
  • Liaising with conference organisers and arbitration bodies;
  • Managing Arbitrators’ directory submissions process
  • Maintaining the website
  • Updating Arbitrators’ CVs and profiles

Person Specification

  • Knowledge and experience of court procedures
  • Ability to prioritise; multitask; and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organisational, project management skills, and attention to detail
  • Team ethic
  • Initiative, flexible and responsible attitude
  • Ability to identify potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Personal development and contribution to the overall business objectives of chambers
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral
  • Strong mentoring capability
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and in problem situations

To apply for this position, please forward your CV clearly setting out your suitability for the role, to exclusively retained consultants, GRL Legal.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 22 January. This is an urgent assignment, early applications are encouraged and initial meetings with GRL Consultants will take place immediately.

Equality and Diversity:

We encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief, or disability.

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