Practice Manager

Closing Date:

Wednesday 31st May 2023





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About this Job

Chambers is seeking to recruit an experienced Practice Manager. This is a key role in the clerking team, providing support and expertise to members and clients, while leading a team of three clerks.
We are looking for an excellent communicator with a proactive approach, who can demonstrate knowledge of the legal services sector. The Practice Manager will be expected to take a leading role in the day-to-day affairs of the clerks’ room and to ensure the efficient running of their team.

About this Employer

Devereux is a leading set of 55 barristers, including 11 KCs, supported by an experienced and highly-regarded team of practice managers and business services staff. We are known for our friendly workplace culture, progressive approach and professional work ethic. We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our work. Our principal fields of practice are in serious injury and clinical negligence; employment; commercial litigation and tax.

Person Specification

  • Significant experience working as a senior practice manager in a leading set of Chambers, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong track record in business development and marketing at the Bar.
  • Strong people management skills and a commitment to maintaining effective working relationships
  • A proven ability to work to tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment, and to manage and lead on a diverse and demanding portfolio of responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Clerking and Business Development, the Practice Manager will have line-management responsibility for the team’s Deputy Practice Manager and Assistant Practice Manager, providing training and supervision as required.

Professional Qualifications

Candidates should possess a minimum of 5 GSCE's at A-C (or equivalent), including Maths and English, excellent people skills, a focused and proactive approach and be articulate and client friendly. Previous experience, in Chambers or other professional services environments is preferred.