(567) Practice Manager – Leading Barristers’ Chambers

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

Generous salary plus benefits

Hybrid/remote working accommodated

Our client, Serjeant’s Inn Chambers, is a leading civil law Barristers’ Chambers specialising in high-profile medical, police, professional discipline, regulatory, business & specialist crime and public law cases, often involving important legal, ethical and social issues.

Barristers and staff adopt a professional, progressive and friendly approach.  In the last five years, Serjeants’ Inn has expanded its silk team from 9 to 24KCs, recruited 34 new tenants and won 31 awards.  Chambers was one of the first sets to be awarded the Bar Council’s Certificate for Excellence in Well-Being. They were also recognised in Legal Cheek’s review, which noted that “Members here work on real issues, affecting real people in the most fundamental of ways, meaning there is never a dull moment”.

Members of its award-winning staff team play a vital part in the success of the set and Chambers is seeking a bright, highly motivated individual to join their Practice Management Team.  Chambers has an excellent record of developing its staff and promoting from within.

The Role

This important role manages the day-to-day running of barristers’ practices and has responsibility, with other staff team members, for the development of members’ highly specialist practices.

It includes business development and marketing activities for defined practice areas and Chambers as a whole,  including the development of client relationships.

The role is integral to the efficient and effective functioning of the team.  It is extremely busy and demanding and requires a highly motivated and driven individual with strong interpersonal skills, organisation and administration skills, and the ability to multi-task and prioritise. It also requires excellent team-player skills.

Duties include:

  • Ensuring that the clerking function provides an effective and efficient service to members of Chambers, solicitors and other professional clients at all times.
  • Overseeing all aspects of diary management eg fixing hearings, conferences, recording of deadlines and advising solicitors of counsel’s availability.
  • Ensuring compliance with all BSB requirements and other relevant professional fiscal and regulatory requirements relevant to the management of Chambers and to the practices of individual members.
  • Driving practice development, for example through meetings with members to establish a progressive and effective, long-term approach to practice development, career targets (eg Silk and panel appointments) and wellbeing.
  • Working collaboratively with the barristers and staff team colleagues to support the activities of Chambers’ practice groups and the implementation of objectives and strategies as set by business plans.
  • Being an ambassador for Chambers: network, building strong relationships with clients and supporting relevant BD and marketing activities.
  • Supervising and mentoring the more junior clerking team members.

The Person

Suitable candidates will have a significant track record working in a similarly reputable Barristers’ Chambers (5+ years), together with a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of managing the practices of barristers in Clinical Negligence and associated areas of law. You will also have knowledge of the compliance and regulatory aspects relevant to working in a Barristers’ Chambers. This client-facing role also requires an understanding and previous experience in marketing and business development initiatives and processes.

 To apply, please forward your CV, which should clearly outline your suitability for the role to exclusively retained consultants GRL Legal.

 Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 18h January 2023. Early applications are encouraged with initial interviews for suitable candidates taking place immediately.

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