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Clerks & Business Support

The clerks within Guildhall Chambers are the backbone of our business, providing expertise and support to our barristers across all teams.

The clerks comprise of three Senior Practice Managers (2 Civil & 1 Crime), Practice Managers and Assistant Practice Managers covering all areas. The clerks are the first point of contact for our clients, and negotiate fees, manage diaries, and partake in business development.

Our business operations team includes:

  • Finance Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Marketing & Communications Manager
  • Facilities Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Fees Clerk

Our business operations team ensures the smooth running of Chambers behind the scenes, offering support to barristers to improve and enhance chambers.

Vacancies

Practice Manager (Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, and Court of Protection (Health & Welfare))

Salary range: £40,000 – £52,000

Guildhall Chambers is a preeminent multi-disciplinary set of barristers’ chambers based in Bristol and London, operating throughout England & Wales.

We are looking to recruit an experienced practice manager (PM) to manage the work of our Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, and Court of Protection (Health & Welfare) teams.  This PM reports to a Senior Practice Manager, who also oversees a PM dealing with our Employment and Costs & Litigation Funding teams.  An Assistant Practice Manager supports both PMs.

This role carries considerable responsibility.  There are currently 17 barristers whose main practice is in one of these three areas of law, and each will look to this PM as their initial point of contact for the management of their practice and individual cases.  There is a very strong client-facing aspect to the role, both in day-to-day dealings with solicitors and in building relationships with potential clients and supporting members and Chambers in broader business-development activities. The role also demands a commercial and flexible approach and the ability to manage several concurrent tasks, often under pressure. All PMs need to be prepared to deputise for their Senior Practice Manager and support other civil practice managers when required. They will also be closely involved in the training of our civil Assistant Practice Managers.

A successful candidate is likely to have five years’ experience or more of clerking barristers, preferably in the relevant areas of practice, although this may be waived for exceptional candidates with other suitable business experience.

This is a permanent, full-time role based on 40 working hours per week.  There is scope for some working from home, dependent on the needs of the business.  The salary range is from £40K to £52K, according to the experience of the candidate.

For further information on the role and how to apply, please email [email protected]

For help or advice please call 0117 930 9000 or complete the form below.

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