Fees Clerk, Finance Team, Furnival Chambers

Closing Date:

Friday 9th December 2022

Salary:

TBC

Type:

Permanent

Send CV To:

jbradley@furnivallaw.co.uk

Closing Date:  December 9, 2022

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Send CV To:   jbradley@furnivallaw.co.uk

Furnival Chambers is an established, leading set of chambers specialising in crime, financial crime and asset forfeiture. We have very recently relocated to new premises.

We are characterised by an open and diverse culture, with a broad scope of expertise, where counsel and staff, who are as technically proficient as we are professional and friendly, are valued.

An opportunity has now arisen for a Junior Fees Clerk to join our fees & finance team.

The successful applicant will support colleagues by providing administrative and organisational support to that fees and finance function and assist with providing an efficient and professional service to barristers, suppliers and clients. We will extend consideration beyond those with specific fees administration experience, although clearly transferrable skills and knowledge will be necessary.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure that fees are collected promptly and in an appropriate manner.
  • Assist in the recovery of aged debt by client & barrister co-ordination
  • Send fee notes for new work billed and generate reminders via LEX
  • In liaison with the Senior Clerk, pursue outstanding fees
  • Monitor and administer emails in the fees inbox when required as well as dealing with telephone queries and other correspondence
  • Investigate and resolve matters relating to non-payment of fees
  • Respond to requests for copy invoices, receipts, barrister bank details etc.
  • Log remittance advices
  • Maintain sound customer relations
  • Retain accurate records in relation to fee chasing and queries.
  • Refer any potential bad debts to the senior fees clerk or clerks.

Knowledge and competencies necessary:

  • BTEC and/or 5 GCSEs including Maths and English grade 4, level C or above
  • A levels or degree preferred, though not essential
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Experience of working in a professional services environment
  • Experience of accounts, credit control and legal cash collection
  • Knowledge of Lex and government legal funding systems
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills; specifically, the ability to work in a fluid environment and prioritise accordingly
  • Potential to develop and take on greater responsibility
  • Adaptability, with a willingness to help elsewhere in Chambers – a team player, who shows awareness of the responsibilities and roles of others
  • The ability to be positive and take the initiative with a “can-do” attitude and positive, friendly approach
  • Customer focused
  • A clear communicator
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to equality and diversity
  • Ability to work unsupervised and plan
  • Tact

Equality & Diversity

Furnival Chambers is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity amongst its staff and members. We welcome applications from women, minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities and LGBT+ candidates as well as those from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector.