STAFF

Chambers’ success depends not only on the ability to attract the best workforce but to foster an environment of excellence, personal development and growth.  We set the bar high whilst working with you to achieve your personal best.

The management team operate an open door policy encouraging transparency and fairness.

Current staff vacancies are advertised on our website and can be found on this page. Where appropriate, vacancies might also be advertised with the Legal Practice Management Association and the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.

Our aim is to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome all applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

We encourage candidates to give us a full picture of any mitigating circumstances, including neurodiversity and late diagnosis neurodivergence if applicable.

The attributes that connect the staff team here at Chambers are that we:  

  • Are always objective and honest 

  • Communicate with others well

  • Are approachable

  • Are curious, and who want to learn

  • Have a positive attitude

  • Are always professional

  • Take the wheel when needed

  • Have a sense of fairness

  • Laugh a lot

If this resonates with you, why not think about joining us? All current vacancies are posted below.

Equal Opportunities statement

Doughty Street Chambers is committed to creating a diverse work space and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We encourage and welcome applications from women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, neurodiverse and disabled people and those who are LGBT+, as well as candidates from other underrepresented groups.

We encourage candidates to give us a full picture of any mitigating circumstances, including neurodiversity and late diagnosis neurodivergence if applicable. We will make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled or neurodiverse candidates (including where a mental health issue is classified as a disability) to demonstrate their suitability for the position.

Large print applications can be made available for all applications upon request.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme 

Doughty Street Chambers will offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who are disabled within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010, provided they meet the minimum requirements of the position for which they have applied. If you are a disabled applicant and wish to take advantage of this scheme it may be necessary to discuss this with those who review applications. If you are a disabled person and you prefer not to disclose this fact, unfortunately this may mean that you cannot be guaranteed an interview even if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. 

Should you wish to discuss reasonable adjustments or anything else relating to a disability in connection with this recruitment, in confidence and with someone unconnected to the recruitment process, please contact Doughty Street Chambers: recruitment@doughtystreet.co.uk  

Current Vacancies

Job Title: Practice Junior

Department: Civil Team

Contract: Permanent Full Time

Salary: c25K pa (maximum subject to experience)

Purpose of Job

To assist in the delivery of a high quality, efficient clerking service to clients and members of Chambers.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Practice Management

  • Develop a detailed knowledge of the practices of the barristers clerked by the team and be familiar with those of other civil members.

Support Business Development

  • Ensure client care is delivered to the highest standards.
  • Build good relationships with staff, members, and client solicitors.
  • Report new business opportunities to the Practice Manager.
  • Participate in business development events and initiatives as required, including some out-of-normal-hours commitments.

Current Business and Client Relationship Management

  • Develop and maintain relationships with current clients.
  • Develop an understanding of other (civil and criminal) clients to ensure effective cross-selling.
  • Collate and maintain effective Customer Relationship Management data.

Clerking Functions

  • Manage all incoming papers.
  • Act as a point of contact for all instructing solicitors and other prospective clients to ensure that appropriate counsel is instructed, and appropriate fees are agreed in line with fair allocation of work policies, in conjunction with the Practice Manager and Practice Assistant.
  • Ensure that contracts are entered on the system correctly and that fees are billed in a timely fashion as delegated by the Practice Assistant.
  • Manage Counsels’ diaries effectively and ensuring barristers are aware of deadlines arising.
  • Undertake routine administrative tasks.
  • Fix and move cases in accordance with instructions given by the instructing solicitor.
  • Provide cover and support for the Practice Assistant and Office Assistants when required, particularly by undertaking court runs for their team as necessary.
  • Report all formal and informal complaints or issues of concern to the Practice Manager.

Other Tasks

  • Undertake any other tasks reasonably delegated by the Practice Manager, Practice Assistant, or Senior Practice Manager.
  • Assist with the development of efficient systems including the effective use of Chambers case management software.
  • Contribute to staff discussions and meetings.

Access the full job description and person specification here

Access the application form here

Close date: 15 December, 12pm

Contact: Isi Onwukwe-Anyadike at recruitment@doughtystreet.co.uk