Chief Executive - Leading Barristers’ Chambers (Bristol)

Closing Date:

Tuesday 4th October 2022


Highly Competitive Salary Package



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Our client is one of the largest Barristers’ Chambers in the South West, providing advisory and advocacy services to a nationwide client base. Chambers has a pre-eminent reputation for providing high quality work (and is Band 1 ranked) in each of its core practice areas, most notably, Chancery & Commercial, Personal Injury, Family, and other specialist areas. Chambers was recently nominated for ‘Set of the Year (outside of London) – 2022’ (Legal 500), and ‘Regional Set of the Year’ (Chambers and Partners). Both barristers and staff are recognised for providing outstanding, professional, friendly, client-oriented services. Chambers has over 80 barristers, working from a modern purpose built office in an impressive location in Bristol, close to the city’s historic harbour.

Following the planned retirement of its current Chief Executive, Chambers now seeks to appoint a highly suitable individual to its most senior staff leadership role as Chief Executive. The Chief Executive is responsible for the formulation and delivery of the agreed business and professional objectives of Chambers and its Members.  They will build on Chambers’ successes and create the plan and vision to move it in to the future.

The Chief Executive is also responsible for the provision of business services to Members of Chambers and their clients through the effective management of Chambers’ finances, the creation and implementation of business development and marketing strategies and initiatives.   They are responsible for the effective leadership and development of Chambers’ practice management, finance and administrative teams.

Suitable individuals will already possess a significant record of leadership and delivery in a legal, professional services or similarly demanding environment.  They will be proficient in all areas of business finance including detailed reporting and presentation of information.  It is vital that they are an outstanding communicator capable of tact, diplomacy and quickly building professional relationships with colleagues and clients.


The position attracts a highly competitive salary package, commensurate with the level of responsibility. To request a full job specification, please contact exclusively retained consultants GRL Legal LLP:

Nick Rees –

Paul Reece –

Matt Curness –


Equality & Diversity Statement

Our client is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity amongst its staff and barrister members. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities and LGBT+ candidates, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector.


To apply, please forward your CV, which should clearly outline your suitability for the role to:

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 3 October 2022. Early applications are encouraged, and initial interviews with highly suitable candidates may take place immediately.