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:  


Criminal Practice Assistant

Based at: Doughty Street Chambers, London

Position reports to: Senior Practice Manager (Crime)

Remuneration: Annual salary, £30-£35K depending on experience.

Working hours: Monday – Friday (09h00 to 18h00)

Job Purpose:

To assist in the delivery of a high quality, efficient clerking service to clients and members of Chambers. This role will have a focus on day to day diary planning and liaison with courts, instructing solicitors and counsel.

Summary of Role:

The criminal clerking team consists of a Senior Practice Manager, a Practice Manager, a Senior Practice Assistant, two Practice Assistants, and a Practice Junior. The Practice Assistant will be engaged in practice management and client handling and will principally be involved in assisting the Senior Practice Assistant and Practice Manager in diary management, efficient case management, basic fee negotiations and deputising whenever necessary. This post would be suitable for a candidate with experience in criminal clerking ready to step up to the next level or a candidate working outside of a chambers environment in a role which has similar and transferable skills.

Job Description can be found here.

Application form can be found here.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing how you are suited to the role to the HR Executive, Isi Onwukwe-Anyadike before 12 noon on Monday 4 October 2021.

Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.