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.


Assistant Practice Manager – Civil

Salary £22,000 – £32,000 

Guildhall Chambers in central Bristol is seeking an Assistant Practice Manager to join their dynamic Civil Clerking team. If you’re an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented individual, this is the opportunity for you!

Our modern office setting offers a vibrant work environment, including the flexibility of work from home days and on the job training. In this role, you’ll work directly with experienced Practice Managers to support our barristers and provide exceptional service to our clients.

Your responsibilities will include but not limited to, managing papers and diaries, booking appointments, handling fee agreements, and supporting client events. This role is client-focused and requires collaboration with our dedicated team of civil clerks, crime clerks, and support staff.

While prior legal experience is preferred, we also welcome applicants with a strong background in administrative roles, such as PA or customer service, where attention to detail, accuracy, and efficiency are key.

To succeed in this role, you should be a strong multi-tasker, capable of working under pressure. A minimum of GCSE Grade 5 (or equivalent) in maths and English is required. Experience in personal injury, clinical negligence, or employment law is beneficial but not essential.

Please note that during the initial probationary period, working from home may not be an option.

For further information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Caroline Evans at 0117 930 9000 or email us at [email protected].

Further Benefits

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Training
  • Private Health Insurance

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

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