(651) Practice Manager – Leading Chancery / Commercial Barristers’ Chambers

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

£40k plus generous bonus and benefits

Our client, Serle Court, is a leading Barristers’ Chambers with 69 barristers, including 27 King’s Counsel. Chambers has an outstanding reputation in each of its specialist practice areas across the whole remit of Commercial and Chancery Law for both domestic and international clients. It receives consistent tier 1 rankings in the leading legal directories for its advisory and advocacy expertise.

Following a period of sustained growth, Chambers now seeks to appoint a highly suitable, dynamic individual to the position of Practice Manager, a role that will offer significant support to its first-class, highly personable, practice management team.­­­­­­­

Practice Management

  • Efficient diary management and case fixing for the members allocated to your team
  • Fee estimating, negotiations and agreement
  • Assist with mentoring and developing more junior team members
  • Respond promptly, fully, accurately and politely to all forms internal and external communications
  • Actively partipate in practice review meetings
  • Contribute to the attainment of any goals or targets that Chambers may adopt
  • Be centrally involved with fair allocation of work initiatives
  • Active involvement in BDM initiatives including client facing social, and professional functions and events
  • Develop and maintain positive and professional working relationships with key staff in the courts and other chambers to assist barristers’ practice administration
  • Ensure timely lodgement or exchange of court documents
  • Actively manage credit control issues arising in relation to the aged debt of the barristers in your team to the extent relationship management issues may arise
  • Ensure prompt and accurate data entry, and time entry and billing

Person Specification

  • Ideally ILM qualification or equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ minimum experience, (ideally in a similarly successful commercial/chancery environment)
  • Good understanding of the principles, processes and practices of business development
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral
  • Good numeracy and IT literacy
  • Excellent organisational, project management skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to delegate effectively whilst retaining responsibility for progress
  • Demonstrates leadership and shares Chambers’ values
  • Sets an example for juniors to follow, strong mentoring capability
  • Enjoys excellent relationships with colleagues and principals
  • Highly trusted and trustworthy
  • Adaptable and responsive to feedback
  • Proactive and enthusiastic, “can-do”, prepared to “go the extra mile”
  • 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 Friday 29th September 2023. 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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