(734) Practice Manager (Crime Team) – Leading Multi-disciplinary Barristers’ Chambers

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

Circa £43k plus benefits, (2 days p/w hybrid working)

Our client, one of the largest and most successful Barristers’ Chambers in the UK, is seeking an enthusiastic and conscientious person to play a key role in the practice management of its Crime Practice Team. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of clerking experience or equivalent experience gained in the legal sector within Criminal Law, including diary management, and liaising with solicitors and court staff.

The Role:

  • Promoting the team and individual team members with professional clients and other organisations
  • Together with the Director of Clerking, undertaking members’ practice reviews, planning for the appropriate development of their practice and following up on actions from the reviews.
  • Assisting Crime Team Convenors with input to the team’s business plan

Business Development

  • Working closely with the DoC and other PMs and individual members to develop business and further team objectives through attending events, networking and developing close relationships with solicitors and other contacts, and developing opportunities and marketing initiatives. Assisting with the segmentation strategy for the Crime Team.

Business development duties will include:

  • Handling existing client portfolios and maintaining excellent communication and loyalty
  • Attending events to network with contacts and develop business
  • Taking an active role in organising Crime Team events

Staff Management

  • Joint line management of a Crime Team Assistant
  • Providing the Crime Team with the efficient planning and organisation of individual practices on an equal basis
  • Providing guidance and support to more junior members of the team for their development and training

 Person Specification:

  • Five years of clerking or equivalent experience gained in the legal sector within Criminal Law, including diary management, and liaising with solicitors and court staff
  • Experience in negotiating case fees
  • Experience in building and developing professional relationships with solicitors
  • Experience in building and developing business opportunities in new areas of practice is desirable

To apply for this position, please forward your CV to retained consultants GRL Legal.

NB: The closing date for applications is 5 pm on Tuesday 9 July.  Early applications are encouraged with initial interviews for suitable candidates taking place immediately.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity amongst its staff and members. We welcome applications from women, minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities and LGBT+ candidates as well as those from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector.

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for more information, please contact:

Paul Reece

Director of Business Development

preece@grllegal.com

Matt Curness

Director of Recruitment

mcurness@grllegal.com

Becky Murphy 

Recruitment Executive 

bmurphy@grllegal.com

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