Barristers’ Clerk, Liverpool

Salary: £19,000 – £26,000 depending on skills and experience (we can pay more for a strong candidate with significant clerking experience and knowledge of the local market)

Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm (1 hour lunch), Monday to Friday (flexibility can be considered)

Holidays: pro-rata of 25 per year plus Bank Holidays rising with length of service

Benefits: contributory pension scheme, private healthcare and cash plan, life cover

 

We are looking for an experienced barristers’ clerk to join our Liverpool-based Clerking Team. As one of the largest Chambers in the UK, we have around 40 clerking posts across four sites, with strong career development prospects.

Providing diary clerking support primarily to our Liverpool-based practitioners, you will be an experienced and confident barristers’ clerk with experience of: managing bookings for cases and conferences, practice team diary management, negotiating fees within defined systems and procedures, and ensuring that briefs and instructions are received and provided to barristers in good time. We use MLC and Dropbox, so experience with these systems would be a distinct advantage, although full training will be given.

We welcome applicants from barristers’ clerks with experience of any practice areas as we are common law set. Knowledge of the local market, including the courts and contacts within relevant law firms will be an advantage.

Strong interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining strong relationships with our barristers and their instructing and prospective clients are essential, as are excellent team working, administrative, organisation and IT skills and the ability to deliver a high quality of service.

In return we offer a friendly team environment in our offices in Liverpool City Centre, a competitive salary and benefits package and excellent opportunities for career development through our job family. (We are operating our sites with a skeleton staff while working from home is required due to Covid, so some hybrid working is likely to be necessary on appointment, although the job is intended to be office based in normal circumstances).

If you would like to join our friendly, professional and knowledgeable staffing team, please write with completed application and equal opportunities forms by post or email to human.resources@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk without delay (we will close the vacancy once we have enough candidates to interview). Feel free to contact Chris Ronan for an informal discussion about the role on 0161 214 1500.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and operate an equal opportunities approach.

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