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Junior Assistant/Clerking Roles – Serjeant's Inn Chambers

Closing Date: Saturday, 15 January 2022
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Send CV To: recruitment@grllegal.com

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 22 QCs, recruited 28 new tenants and won 27 awards.  It was one of the first sets to be awarded the Bar Council’s Certificate for Excellence in Well-Being and Legal Cheek’s independent review, notes 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 bright, highly motivated individuals to join as a Junior Assistant/Clerk. Chambers has an excellent record of developing its staff and promoting from within.  

The role(s)

  • diary administration including entering papers and appointments
  • printing, scanning, copying and collating material received electronically
  • collection and distribution of post and monitoring the clerks’ email inbox
  • fielding calls and dealing with or directing them as necessary
  • managing conference arrangements including assisting with catering and video
  • lodging skeleton arguments, authorities and attending fixing appointments at court
  • liaising directly with barristers and staff colleagues to ensure they are properly supported
  • assisting with practice management and development, for junior barristers
  • attendance at Chambers’ promotional functions
  • ad-hoc project work and other administrative tasks as required

The person specification

A successful candidate is likely to have strong communication and organisational skills and:   

  • a willingness to learn and an excellent manner with colleagues, clients and contacts
  • a calm and cheerful approach, even under pressure and an ability to adapt and prioritise competing demands in a busy and changing workload
  • an attention to detail and the ability to process data accurately
  • integrity, with an absolute commitment to confidentiality
  • a good understanding of equality and diversity principles
  • the ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • experience of Microsoft Office/LEX/MLC- training provided

Successful applicants are likely to have been educated at degree-level, but Chambers will also consider candidates who can demonstrate at interview that they have the necessary skills and approach to make a success of the role. Knowledge or experience of the legal profession would be helpful but is not a pre-requisite.

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

This is an urgent instruction and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 14th January 2022.

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