(644) Deputy Practice Manager (Family Team) – Leading Multi-disciplinary Barristers’ Chambers (London)

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

£40k plus benefits, including 2 days per week remote working

Our client is one of the largest and most successful barristers’ chambers in the UK. Following rapid expansion in recent years, they now have 190 barristers supported by a busy operations team. They are recognised as leaders in criminal defence, civil liberties, housing, immigration, family and public law. Their passion for human rights and social justice has shaped the development of law in these areas over the last 40 years. This is reflected in their ground-breaking cases, which hit the news headlines every week.

Chambers is now seeking an enthusiastic and conscientious person to assist and support their Family Practice Team. The successful candidate will have clerking experience in a Barristers’ Chambers, ideally in dealing with cases in Family Practice areas.

The Role:

  • Case administration including arranging and booking in cases, conferences and meetings, and accurately recording fair allocation of work
  • Primary management of Family law team diary and email inbox, ensuring barristers are aware of commitments and undertaking future booking troubleshooting
  • Negotiating fees and finalising funding for cases including those cases funded privately, by legal aid, CFAs and those requiring costs budgeting
  • Attending team meetings and practice management meetings with individual barristers (under the lead of Family Practice Manager)
  • Deputising for Family Practice Manager when required

Business Development

  • Handling existing client portfolio and maintaining excellent communication and loyalty
  • Assisting the Family Practice Manager to source and act on leads in developing new relationships
  • Working in collaboration with marketing staff and clerking team to organise campaigns and events
  • Attending events to network with contacts and develop business

Person Specification:

  • At least 5 years’ experience of clerking experience (at least part of which will have been in family law), including diary management, fees negotiation, confidently liaising with solicitors and court staff.
  • Good systems knowledge, especially Case management systems
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills

To apply for this position, please forward your CV to retained consultants GRL Legal LLP recruitment@grllegal.com

NB: Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 30th August.  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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