Assistant Practice Manager - Leading Family Chambers (London)

Closing Date:

Friday 26th July 2024


Circa £35k plus bonus and benefits



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About this Job

Chambers is now seeking an Assistant Practice Manager to join their forward thinking and friendly team. Reporting to the Senior Clerk and Senior Practice Managers you will oversee, supervise, and train the Junior Clerking Team. Assisting the clerking team and offering support when necessary.

About this Employer

Our Client, Coram Chambers, has a prestigious reputation in family law. Winners of the ‘Family Law Case of the Year’ at the 2020 Family Law Awards and ‘Family Law Clerking Team of the Year’ at the 2021 Family Law Awards, they are unparalleled in their depth and breadth of legal expertise. Coram members have been instrumental in the four most recent cases at the Supreme Court. Their barristers are experts in family law and they pride themselves in being one of the most diverse sets.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will ideally have a minimum of 3 years’ clerking experience or relevant experience gained in a similar environment, excellent spoken and written English communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels and to create and maintain good working relationships, a willingness to deal effectively with a multi-faceted role and develop your own skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Communicating with instructing solicitors and clients by telephone and email, setting up conferences/calls with solicitors, sending dates to avoid, fixing hearings, conferences and advising solicitors of counsel’s availability.
  • All aspects of diary work including working through the diary to negotiate and agree any fees for forthcoming hearings, chasing up papers and ensuring members are aware of their diary commitments.
  • Providing reasoned quotations for work after liaising with counsel and providing quotes to instructing solicitors, agreeing capped fees and hourly rates.