(738) Assistant Practice Manager – Leading Family Chambers (London)

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

Circa £35k plus bonus and benefits

Our Client, Coram Chambers, has a prestigious reputation in family law. Winners of the ‘Family Law Case of the Year’ at the 2020 Family Law Awards and ‘Family Law Clerking Team of the Year’ at the 2021 Family Law Awards, they are unparalleled in their depth and breadth of legal expertise.  Coram members have been instrumental in the four most recent cases at the Supreme Court. Their barristers are experts in family law and they pride themselves in being one of the most diverse sets in the country.

Chambers is now seeking an Assistant Practice Manager to join their forward thinking and friendly team.

The Role:

Reporting to the Senior Clerk and Senior Practice Managers you will oversee, supervise, and train the Junior Clerking Team.  Assisting the clerking team and offering support when necessary, your duties will include:

  • Communicating with instructing solicitors and clients by telephone and email, setting up conferences/calls with solicitors, sending dates to avoid, fixing hearings, conferences and advising solicitors of counsel’s availability.
  • All aspects of diary work including working through the diary to negotiate and agree any fees for forthcoming hearings, chasing up papers and ensuring members are aware of their diary commitments.
  • Providing reasoned quotations for work after liaising with counsel and providing quotes to instructing solicitors, agreeing capped fees and hourly rates.
  • Attendance at Chambers and client functions when necessary.
  • Obtaining court listings and some involvement in the listing of cases.
  • Recording instructions and entering new cases that arrive via telephone, email or Post.
  • Dealing with new enquires from the Clerks’ mailbox and via the telephone on a daily basis.
  • Entering fees and assisting with billing procedures when necessary.

The Person:

The ideal candidate will ideally have a minimum of 3 years’ clerking experience or relevant experience gained in a similar environment, excellent spoken and written English communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels and to create and maintain good working relationships, a willingness to deal effectively with a multi-faceted role and develop your own skills.

To apply for this position, please forward a CV, which clearly outlines your suitability to exclusively retained consultants, GRL Legal. A detailed Job Description is available on request.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 25th July 2024 – Early applications are encouraged as initial GRL interviews for suitable applicants will be taking place immediately.

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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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